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The semifinals of Season 4 of American Idol comprised of twenty-four singers. It started on February 21, 2005 and ended March 9, 2005. This was the first round of the season where America could vote.


Amanda Avila Bo Bice
David Brown Lindsey Cardinale
Janay Castine Anthony Fedorov
Mikalah Gordon Judd Harris
Melinda Lira Constantine Maroulis
Sarah Mather Aloha Mischeaux
Joseph Murena Celena Rae
Anwar Robinson Scott Savol
Jessica Sierra Nikko Smith
Vonzell Solomon Travis Tucker
Nadia Turner Carrie Underwood
Mario Vazquez Jared Yates

Top 12 Men[]

Nikko Smith "Part-Time Lover" (Stevie Wonder) Safe
Scott Savol "You Are My Lady" (Freddie Jackson) Safe
Anthony Fedorov "Hold On to the Nights" (Richard Marx) Safe
Bo Bice "Drift Away" (Dobie Gray) Safe
Travis Tucker "My Cherie Amour" (Stevie Wonder) Safe
Constantine Maroulis "Kiss from a Rose" (Seal) Safe
David Brown "Never Can Say Goodbye" (The Jackson 5) Safe
Jared Yates "How Could I" (Marc Anthony) Eliminated
Anwar Robinson "Moon River" (Andy Williams) Safe
Judd Harris "Travelin' Band" (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Eliminated
Joseph Murena "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (Michael Bolton) Safe
Mario Vazquez "Do I Do" (Stevie Wonder) Safe

Eliminated: Jared Yates, Judd Harris

Top 12 Women[]

Vonzell Solomon "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave" (Martha and the Vandellas) Safe
Amanda Avila "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (Laura Brannigan) Safe
Janay Castine "I Wanna Love You Forever" (Jessica Simpson) Safe
Carrie Underwood "Could've Been" (Tiffany) Safe
Sarah Mather "Get Ready" (The Temptations) Eliminated
Melinda Lira "The Power of Love" (Jennifer Rush) Eliminated
Nadia Turner "The Power of Love" (Jennifer Rush) Safe
Celena Rae "I Will Love Again" (Lara Fabian) Safe
Mikalah Gordon "Young Hearts Run Free" (Candi Staton) Safe
Lindsey Cardinale "Standing Right Next to Me" (Karla Bonoff) Safe
Jessica Sierra "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" (Phil Collins) Safe
Aloha Mischeaux "Work It Out" (Beyonce) Safe

Eliminated: Sarah Mather, Melinda Lira

Top 10 Men[]

Mario Vazquez "I Love Music" (The O'Jays) Safe
Anwar Robinson "What's Going On" (Marvin Gaye) Safe
Joseph Murena "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green) Eliminated
David Brown "All in Love Is Fair" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
Constantine Maroulis "Hard to Handle" (Otis Redding) Safe
Scott Savol "Never Too Much" (Luther Vandross) Safe
Travis Tucker "All Night Long (All Night)" (Lionel Richie) Safe
Nikko Smith "Let's Get It On" (Marvin Gaye) Safe
Anthony Fedorov "I Want to Know What Love Is" (Foreigner) Safe
Bo Bice "Whipping Post" (The Allman Brothers Band) Safe

Eliminated: Joseph Murena, David Brown

Top 10 Women[]

Aloha Mischeaux "You Don't Know My Name" (Alicia Keys) Eliminated
Lindsey Cardinale "I Try to Think About Elvis" (Patty Loveless) Safe
Jessica Sierra "A Broken Wing" (Martina McBride) Safe
Mikalah Gordon "God Bless the Child" (Billie Holliday) Safe
Celena Rae "When the Lights Go Down" (Faith Hill) Eliminated
Nadia Turner "My Love" (Paul McCartney) Safe
Amanda Avila "Turn the Beat Around" (Vicki Sue Robinson) Safe
Janay Castine "Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!)" (Blu Cantrell) Safe
Carrie Underwood "Piece of My Heart" (Erma Franklin) Safe
Vonzell Solomon "If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys) Safe

Eliminated: Aloha Mischeaux, Celena Rae

Top 8 Men[]

Scott Savol "I Can't Help Myself" (The Four Tops) Safe
Bo Bice "I'll Be" (Edwin McCain) Safe
Anthony Fedorov "I've Got You" (Marc Anthony) Safe
Nikko Smith "Georgia on My Mind" (Hoagy Carmichael) Eliminated
Travis Tucker "Every Little Step" (Bobby Brown) Eliminated
Mario Vazquez "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" (The Bee Gees) Safe
Constantine Maroulis "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" (The Police) Safe
Anwar Robinson "What a Wonderful World" (Louis Armstrong) Safe

Eliminated: Nikko Smith, Travis Tucker

Top 8 Women[]

Amanda Avila "River Deep - Mountain High" (Ike & Tina Turner) Eliminated
Janay Castine "Dreaming of You" (Selena) Eliminated
Carrie Underwood "Because You Love Me" (Jo Dee Messina) Safe
Vonzell Solomon "Respect" (Otis Redding) Safe
Nadia Turner "Try a Little Tenderness" (Otis Redding) Safe
Lindsey Cardinale "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) Safe
Mikalah Gordon "Somewhere" (Reri Grist) Safe
Jessica Sierra "Boys Are Back in Town" (The BusBoys) Safe

Eliminated: Amanda Avila, Janay Castine