American Idol Rewind, Featuring Season 5 Premieres 9/26

Are you ready to relive American Idol Season 5?

American Idol Rewind premiers this Saturday, September 26, featuring Season 5.   The series includes season highlights, exclusive interviews with the Top 12 contestants, plus a 1 hour special featuring the guy who won Chris Daughtry.

Season 5 was my first year blogging American Idol. I’m feeling all nostalgic now!

Check your local listings for exact dates and times.   Encore episodes will air on the TV Guide Channel beginning October 2.

Read the press release, below:

Los Angeles, Sept. 21, 2009 ‘ AMERICAN IDOL REWIND is back, and this year the top rated syndicated series will rewind to what has been called one of the most extraordinary years in ‘American Idol’  history ‘ Season 5. Premiering Saturday, September 26th in syndicated markets nationwide, the new season of American Idol Rewind will give ‘Idol’  fans the chance to relive the rise of a rock star, the beginning of the ‘Soul Patrol’  and the birth of ‘McPheever’  through exclusive 2009 Top 12 contestant interviews, season highlights, and never-before-seen footage from the world’s most popular television show.

Additionally, this season of American Idol Rewind will feature an in-depth, one hour special focusing on the journey of rock phenom Chris Daughtry — from the moment he first stepped foot in the audition room, to making the Top 12, through his shocking round four elimination and his extraordinary success since leaving the show.

‘My goal was the same each week ‘ to stay true to my rock roots and pray the fans liked it, ‘  says Daughtry of his Idol experience. ‘Now, in hindsight, I realize just how much I grew as a performer on that stage.’ 

Season 5 ‘American Idol’  winner Taylor Hicks, along with Top 12 finalists Ace Young, Bucky Covington, Elliott Yamin, Katharine McPhee, Kellie Pickler, Mandisa, Paris Bennett, and many more are also featured as American Idol Rewind takes a trip back in time to where the journey all began for these young and talented singers. In exclusive interviews, they’ll remember their journey on the television phenomenon, giving fans a behind-the-scenes sneak peak of what really happened during one of Idol’s most sensational seasons, as well as what they are up to today.

The fourth season premiere of American Idol Rewind will take viewers back to the very beginning of the fifth season of ‘American Idol, ‘  as auditions begin in cities across the country and thousands of ‘Idol’  hopefuls go before judges Randy, Paula, and Simon for the very first time. For some, the start of the road was in Chicago, while for others the Windy City marked the end of the road. The audition trail then headed south, where small town America delivered some big time talent with Top 12 finalists Kellie Pickler, Paris Bennett and Bucky Covington arriving on the ‘Idol’  stage in Greensboro.

For those who missed an episode or just can’t get enough of AMERICAN IDOL REWIND, encore episodes will air on TV Guide Network beginning the week of October 2nd (check local listings).

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