The auditions for Season 2 of American Idol aired from January 21st, 2003 to January 28th, 2003 and were filmed from October 21st, 2002 to November 20th, 2002.

New York Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Cara Morgan 3723 17 Macedon, NY Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Rhian Morgan 3722 17 Macedon, NY Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Kristen Barbera 20 Brooklyn, NY Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Janine Falsone 3925 21 Staten Island, NY Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Julia DeMato 23 Broomfield, CT Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Danny Rodriguez 21 Jackson, NJ Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Tirrell Anthony 4165 23 Brooklyn, NY Randy:  X.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Frenchie Davis 4134 23 Washington, DC Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Chriss West Jr. 3417 21 New York, NY Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Janelle Lienhart 22 New York, NY Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Brad Glazer-Swift 3009 18 Highland Park, NJ Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Nathaniel Golden, Jr. 17 Manhattan, NY Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Cynthia Priester 3658 22 Massapequa Park, NY Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

35 contestants received Golden Tickets in New York.

Miami Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Heidi Hall 9559 17 Port Orange, FL Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Natalie Galan 16 Miami, FL Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: Check.png

Sean Campos 9434 21 Holly Hill, FL Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Bechir Sylvain 21 Miami, FL Randy:  X.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Terra Daddona 9773 22 Boca Raton, FL Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Edgar Nova 24 Boston, MA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Victoria Mayers 19 Deerfield Beach, FL Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

20 contestants received Golden Tickets in Miami.

Austin Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Dana Clark 11439 23 Austin, TX Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Kimberly Caldwell 20 Katy, TX Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Coffey Anderson 11543 23 Bangs, TX Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

Jacob John Smalley 12071 19 Edmond, OK Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Katherine Edmonson 12827 19 Austin, TX Randy:  X.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Cedric Hunt 11617 16 Eldorado, KS Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Patsy Charles 21 Addison, TX Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

36 people received Golden Tickets in Austin.

Los Angeles Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Equoia Coleman 22 Memphis, TN Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

James Visperas 13064 23 San Jose, CA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Robyn Hanks 20 Glendale, CA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Carrie Hunt 13497 18 Valencia, CA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Joshua Gracin 13635 22 Oceanside, CA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Alyson Roberts 14040 20 Lancaster, CA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: Check.png

Melody Lewis 13899 21 Camas, WA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Unknown

Simon: Check.png

Lee Dominguez 14680 22 Honolulu, HI Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: X.png

J.D. Adams 13916 20 Burbank, CA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Robert Lovrin 23 Poway, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Anthony Fitzpatrick 14133 20 Hemet, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Daniel Anderson 13937 23 San Jose, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Brandon Forrest 14437 16 Crestline, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Bryan Forrest 14438 16 Crestline, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Marie Lingbanan 14115 18 Pittsburg, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Eric "Charm" Barry II 14640 22 Los Angeles, CA Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Dino Yazzie 14333 21 Kykotsmovi, AZ Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

A total of 45 singers received Golden Tickets in Los Angeles.

Detroit Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Kewanna Niblett 1099 17 Warren, MI Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Unknown

Candice Coleman 22 Toledo, OH Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Unknown

Simon: Check.png

Michael Craig 1461 16 Perrysburg, OH Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Bill Beumel 16 Livonia, MI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Antoine Flowe 21 Detroit, MI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Kelli Gracey 23 Fraser, MI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Dennis Council 24 Detroit, MI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Teya Blackmon 23 Detroit, MI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Karissia Miccia 2171 22 Pontiac, MI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Joseph Daoud 18 Troy, MI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Minaux Le Roi 2165 20 Troy, MI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Frederick Johnson 2538 18 Detroit, MI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Nicole Porcaro 2456 23 Detroit, MI Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

22 contestants received Golden Tickets in Detroit.

Atlanta Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Nickie Nicholson 19 Morrow, GA Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Clay Aiken 5230 24 Raleigh, NC Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Maria Ward 5789 20 Raleigh, NC Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Mitchell Asa 5034 21 New York, NY Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Joshua Strickland 5003 19 Charleston, SC Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Vanessa Olivarez 5254 21 Atlanta, GA Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Stephanie Schultz 5224 16 Circleville, OH Randy:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Johnny Ly 20 Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Omega Morris 21 Atlanta, GA Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Joshua Reece 5029 20 Lithonia, GA Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Keith Beukelaer 5252 19 Atlanta, GA Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Adrian Love 5212 17 Salem, OR Randy:  X.png

Simon: X.png

46 contestants received Golden Tickets in Atlanta.

Nashville Auditions[edit | edit source]

Successful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Ruben Studdard 8336 24 Birmingham, AL Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Alden Wynn 8448 24 Roanoke, VA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Corey Clark 22 Rialto, CA Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Kellee Renee Ransom 8119 21 Olathe, KS Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Kimberley Locke 8758 24 Nashville, TN Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Rickey Smith 7823 22 Keene, TX Randy:  Check.png

Paula:  Check.png

Simon: Check.png

Unsuccessful[edit | edit source]

Name Contestant # Age Hometown Judges' Votes
Edwin Naeger 7897 20 St. Genevieve, MO Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Ira Lewis, Jr. 7283 5 Memphis, TN
Amber Allen 21 Nashville, TN Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

Jeff Woodard 8787 16 Nashville, TN Randy:  X.png

Paula:  X.png

Simon: X.png

30 contestants received Golden Tickets in Nashville.

A grand total of 234 contestants received Golden Tickets for Season 2.

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