‘American Idol’ Flashback — Before They Became Famous
A new season of “American Idol” means more talent, more singing and more unpredictable auditions!
Over the past 11 seasons, we’ve learned you can never judge a singer’s potential simply by their outfit and hairstyle during auditions. As tryouts continue next week for season 12, we look back at 15 memorable contestants’ first audition to where they are today.
We wonder what this year’s winner will be like when we are introduced to them for the first time.
Kelly Clarkson, Season 1, Winner
Clay Aiken, Season 2, Runner Up
Fantasia Barrino, Season 3, Winner
Jennifer Hudson, Season 3, Top 7
Carrie Underwood, Season 4, Winner
Chris Daughtry, Season 5, Top 4
Katherine McPhee, Season 5, Runner Up
Jordin Sparks, Season 6, Winner
David Cook, Season 7, Winner
David Archuleta, Season 7, Runner Up
Kris Allen, Season 8, Winner
Adam Lambert, Season 8, Runner Up
Lee DeWyze, Season 9, Winner
Scotty McCreery, Season 10, Winner
Phillip Phillips, Season 11, Winner