Akademi Fantasia, Season 3 which premiered on June 4, 2005 is the third season of Akademi Fantasia to be aired in Astro Ria. As much as 20 contestants were selected before the final 12 contestants were chosen in the prelude concert.
However, in this season's first concert, those eight contestants who were eliminated in the prelude concert were given a chance to compete in the first concert in order to be recruited into the competition againas the thirteenth and the fourteenth contestants. This season also continued the format of not eliminating any contestant in the first concert.
The winner was 23 year old Asmawi Ani, from Kulai, Johor.
As much as 10.7 million votes were cast throughout this entire season.