American Idol Rewind – Season 3 – Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino and Amy Adams

I had this week’s episode, featuring Season 3’s Atlanta Auditions, of American Idol Rewind sitting on my computer…and I nearly forgot about it!

It was the summer of 2003, and Ryan Seacrest looks malnourished and overly tipped and frosted. Heh. Paula Abdul looks beautiful, healthy, and appears to be semi-coherent. Randy Jackson had just come off his gastric bypass and lost a bunch of weight. And Simon Cowell actually seems interested in his job, rather than bored out of his skull.

In between the bad auditions, they do manage to re-visit the auditions of contestants who made it into the Top 12. Featured this week are Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino and Amy Adams. Jennifer had just finished a Disney cruise, and the judges got a chuckle out of that. They stopped laughing after she opened her mouth to sing. Fantasia’s audition is made of all kinds of win. And Amy Adams, that season’s “red haired girl”, is on hand for a present-day interview.

I was poking around TWOP and found the schedule for this current season, and I’ve posted it after the jump. There are 22 episodes, and only the first 7 cover Season 3, the rest of the 15 are devoted to Season 4. Five of the Season 3 episodes are devoted to the auditions, the other two to the Top 10 episodes. Totally skipped are Season 3’s Hollywood Week, the semi-finals and wildcard rounds. I’m know I’m in the minority, but I would have liked to have seen at least a little more of the season covered. At the very least, the audition rounds could have been condensed to allow some highlights from the semis and Hollywood.

After the jump, check out the schedule, and audition videos from Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia Barrino and Amy Adams.

Videos after the JUMP…

301 Season 3 Auditions- New York
302 Season 3 Auditions- Atlanta
303 Season 3 Auditions- LA/SF
304 Season 3 Auditions- Houston
305 Season 3 Auditions- Hawaii
306 Season 3 Most Memorable Moments (Top 12 to 6)
307 Season 3 Most Memorable Moments (Top 6 to Finale Results)
308 Season 4 Auditions- Washington DC
309 Season 4 Auditions- Cleveland/ Orlando
310 Season 4 Auditions- St. Louis
311 Season 4 Auditions- New Orleans
312 Season 4 Auditions- Las Vegas
313 Season 4 Auditions- San Francisco
314 Season 4 Hollywood Week Special
315 Season 4 Semifinal Special
316 Season 4 12 to 10
317 Season 4 10 to 8
318 Season 4 8 to 6
319 Season 4 6 to 4
320 Season 4 4 to 2
321 Season 4 Finale and Results
322 Season 4 Carrie Underwood Special

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