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[03/14/05 - 12:00 AM]
American Idol' Sets the Kodak Theatre as Location of the Final Showdown Between Two Remaining Finalists Tuesday and Wednesday, May 24 and 25, on FOX

[via press release from FOX]

"AMERICAN IDOL" SETS THE KODAK THEATRE AS LOCATION OF THE FINAL SHOWDOWN BETWEEN TWO REMAINING FINALISTS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 AND 25, ON FOX

Winner to Be Announced in Live Two-Hour Spectacular

The Top 12 have yet to compete, but when AMERICAN IDOL whittles down to two remaining finalists, they will battle it out live from the renowned Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Tuesday, May 24 (8:00-9:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT) on FOX. On Wednesday, May 25 (8:00-10:00 PM live ET/tape-delayed PT), the newest AMERICAN IDOL will be crowned before thousands of fans and millions of television viewers. Last year, nearly 30 million people tuned in to watch Fantasia Barrino claim the AMERICAN IDOL crown.

The fourth season of AMERICAN IDOL has surpassed last year's ratings and AMERICAN IDOL ranks as the No. 1-rated program of the season (out of 167 regular series on the 6-nets) among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34 and Teens.

Eight-time Emmy-nominated AMERICAN IDOL is created and executive-produced by Simon Fuller, founder of 19 Entertainment; and executive-produced by Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Chief Operating Officer, Production, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.; Nigel Lythgoe, President, 19 Entertainment; and Ken Warwick, Executive Producer, FremantleMedia North America, Inc.

Go to www.idolonfox.com for all of your AMERICAN IDOL news. Check out the photos from the different audition cities, along with special, behind-the-scenes information on AMERICAN IDOL.

About FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia Licensing Americas (FMLA) is the U.S. licensing arm of FremantleMedia, one of the largest international creators and producers of program brands in the world, with leading primetime drama, serial drama, entertainment and factual entertainment programming in over 40 territories. FMLA exploits FremantleMedia's many strong brands, including the award-winning AMERICAN IDOL, the world's longest-running game show "The Price Is Right," the ever-popular "Family Feud" and other classic game shows across multiple off-screen platforms, including merchandising campaigns, interactive and wireless support, home entertainment and music publishing.

About 19 Entertainment
19 is recognized as a leading creator, provider and promoter of globally successful, music-based entertainment, or "Entertainment Brands." 19 has attracted a unique collection of expertise in people who work together to integrate and leverage activity across television, music, film, merchandising, music publishing, recording, artist/writer and producer management, sponsorship and promotion. To date, 19 has been involved in the creation of 101 No. 1 singles and 81 No. 1 albums, with an impressive tally of 233 Top 40 albums and 389 Top 40 singles.





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