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The semifinals of Season 2 of American Idol comprised of thirty-two singers. It started on February 5th, 2003 and ended March 5th, 2003. This was the first round of the season where America could vote.

Contestants[]

J.D. Adams Clay Aiken
Juanita Barber Rebecca Bond
Kimberly Caldwell Sylvia Chibiliti
Corey Clark Samantha Cohen
Candice Coleman Equoia Coleman
Chip Days Julia DeMato
Meosha Denton Patrick Fortson
Jennifer Fuentes Lou Gazzara
Joshua Gracin Charles Grigsby
Hadas Ashley Hartman
Kimberly Kelsey Patrick Lake
Kimberley Locke Vanessa Olivarez
Bettis Richardson Jordan Segundo
Nasheka Siddall Jacob John Smalley
Rickey Smith Ruben Studdard
Trenyce George Trice

Group 1[]

Kimberly Caldwell "Come to My Window" (Melissa Etheridge) Top 3
Patrick Fortson "Un-Break My Heart" (Toni Braxton) Eliminated
J.D. Adams "All in Love is Fair" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
Trenyce "Love Sneakin' Up on You" (Bonnie Raitt) Eliminated
Meosha Denton "How Do I Live" (LeAnn Rimes) Eliminated
Bettis Richardson "Thank You" (Boyz II Men) Eliminated
Charles Grigsby "Overjoyed" (Stevie Wonder) Advanced
Julia DeMato "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) Advanced

Top Three: Kimberly Caldwell, Charles Grigsby, Julia DeMato

Group 2[]

Clay Aiken "Open Arms" (Journey) Top 3
Candice Coleman "Piece of My Heart" (Big Brother and the Holding Company) Eliminated
Rebecca Bond "Caught Up in the Rapture" (Anita Baker) Eliminated
Jacob John Smalley "Anytime" (Brian McKnight) Eliminated
Hadas "You Light Up My Life" (Kasey Cisyk) Eliminated
Ruben Studdard "Superstar" (Delaney & Bonnie) Advanced
Kimberley Locke "Over the Rainbow" (Judy Garland) Advanced
Jennifer Fuentes "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated

Top Three: Clay Aiken, Ruben Studdard, Kimberley Locke

Group 3[]

Kimberly Kelsey "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" (Pandora's Box) Eliminated
Jordan Segundo "For Your Love" (Stevie Wonder) Eliminated
Vanessa Olivarez "Out Here on My Own" (Irene Cara) Advanced
Rickey Smith "One Last Cry" (Brian McKnight) Advanced
Samantha Cohen "Something He Can Feel" (Aretha Franklin) Eliminated
Lou Gazzara "How Am I Supposed to Live Without You" (Michael Bolton) Eliminated
Equoia Coleman "The Way We Were" (Barbra Streisand) Eliminated (Top 3)
George Trice "Unchained Melody" (The Righteous Brothers) Eliminated

Top Three: Vanessa Olivarez, Rickey Smith, Equoia Coleman

Group 4[]

Sylvia Chibiliti "Didn't We Almost Have it All" (Whitney Houston) Eliminated
Chip Days "A Song for You" (Leon Russell) Eliminated
Juanita Barber "What About the Children" (Yolanda Adams) Eliminated
Patrick Lake "When I See You Smile" (Bad English) Eliminated (Top 3)
Nasheka Siddall "Open My Heart" (Yolanda Adams) Eliminated
Joshua Gracin "I'll Be" (Edwin McCain) Advanced
Ashley Hartman "Touch Me in the Morning" (Diana Ross) Eliminated
Corey Clark "Foolish Heart" (Steve Perry) Advanced

Top Three: Patrick Lake, Joshua Gracin, Corey Clark

Wild-Card[]

Kimberly Caldwell "I Feel the Earth Move" (Carole King) Advanced (Randy's Choice)
Clay Aiken "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (Elton John) Advanced (Public Vote)
Nasheka Siddall "Wind Beneath My Wings" (Bette Midler) Eliminated
Carmen Rasmusen "Can't Fight the Moonlight" (LeAnn Rimes) Advanced (Simon's Choice)
Olivia Mojica "Because You Loved Me" (Celine Dion) Eliminated
Janine Falsone "We Belong" (Pat Benatar) Eliminated
Chip Days "Rock with You" (Michael Jackson) Eliminated
Aliceyn Cooney "Angel" (Sarah MacLachlan) Eliminated
Trenyce "Let's Stay Together" (Al Green) Advanced (Paula's Choice)
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