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  • Kristopher Neil Allen
    Kristopher Neil "Kris" Allen (born June 21, 1985) is an American musician and singer-songwriter from Conway, Arkansas, and the winner of the eighth season of American Idol. Prior to Idol, he self-relea...
  • Paul Derek Jolley
    Paul Derek Jolley (born January 28, 1990) is an American singer, who came in ninth place on the twelfth season of American Idol. He is from Palmersville, Tennessee. He is a member of the Churches of Ch...
  • Kelly Brianne Clarkson
    Kelly Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. In 2002, she came to prominence after winning the first season of American Idol , and has since been established as "The Origin...
  • Ellen DeGeneres
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ellen DeGeneres (pronounced /dɨˈdʒɛnərəs/; born January 26, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, television host and...

Idol, Pop Idol or the Idol Series is an international television music contest with local Idol series in a lot of countries and territories:

The show is a reality television singing competition where the a winner is selected by the audience voting. The show combines a number of elements previously used by other shows such as Popstars - mass auditioning, the search of a new star, and the use of a judging panel that critiques the auditioners' performance and selects the contestants. An important element is audience participation, where the audience may vote by telephone or text to decide which contestant can proceed further each week and ultimately win. According to the show creator, Simon Fuller, "the interactivity was important because this would allow the audience to tell me who they liked best and this, in turn, would indicate to me who would have the most fans and eventually sell the most music and become the biggest stars." To this is added "the drama of backstories and the real-life soap opera of the unfolding real-time events" as the show is presented as a live competition event which drew "more from a sporting concept of true competition".

The British talent search television series Pop Idol has spawned spin-offs in 42 territories, in what is now referred to as the "Idols" format, as described by FremantleMedia. As part of an out-of-court settlement between the Pop Idol producers and the creators of Popstars, international sales contracts of the format contain a clause preventing the local broadcaster from using the word pop in the local title. The Idol television series was created by Simon Fuller and is managed by 19 Entertainment, a CKX, Inc. company. Read more on Wikipedia

This project is to add profiles of people who have participated in one of the Idol Series.

American Idol Finalists

Season 1

  • A. J. Gil
  • Christina Christian
  • EJay Day
  • Jim Verraros
  • Justin Guarini
  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Nikki McKibbin
  • R. J. Helton
  • Ryan Starr
  • Tamyra Gray

Season 2

  • Carmen Rasmussen
  • Charles Grigsby
  • Clay Aiken
  • Corey Clark
  • Josh Gracin
  • Julia DeMato
  • Kimberley Locke
  • Kimberly Caldwell
  • Rickey Smith
  • Ruben Studdard
  • Treynce
  • Vanessa Olivarez

Season 3

  • Amy Adams
  • Camile Valesco
  • Diana DeGarmo
  • Fantasia Barrino
  • George Huff
  • Jasmine Trias
  • Jennifer Hudson
  • John Stevens
  • Jon Peter Lewis
  • LaToya London
  • Leah LaBelle
  • Matthew Rogers

Season 4

  • Anthony Fedorov
  • Anwar Robinson
  • Bo Bice
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Constantine Maroulis
  • Jessica Sierra
  • Lindsey Cardinale
  • Mikalah Gordon
  • Nadia Turner
  • Nikko Smith
  • Scott Savol
  • Vonzell Solomon

Season 5

  • Ace Young
  • Bucky Covington
  • Chris Daughtry
  • Elliott Yamin
  • Katharine McPhee
  • Kellie Pickler
  • Kevin Covais
  • Lisa Tucker
  • Mandisa
  • Melissa McGhee
  • Paris Bennett
  • Taylor Hicks

Season 6

  • Blake Lewis
  • Brandon Rogers
  • Chris Richardson
  • Chris Sligh
  • Gina Glocksen
  • Haley Scarnato
  • Jordin Sparks
  • LaKisha Jones
  • Melinda Doolittle
  • Phil Stacey
  • Sanjaya Malakar
  • Stephanie Edwards

Season 7

  • Amanda Overmyer
  • Brooke White
  • Carly Smithson
  • Chikezie
  • David Archuleta
  • David Cook
  • David Hernandez
  • Jason Castro
  • Kristy Lee Cook
  • Michael Johns
  • Ramiele Malubay
  • Syesha Mercado

Season 8

  • Adam Lambert
  • Alexis Grace
  • Allison Iraheta
  • Anoop Desai
  • Danny Gokey
  • Jasmine Murray
  • Jorge Núñez
  • Kris Allen
  • Lil Rounds
  • Matt Giraud
  • Megan Joy
  • Michael Sarver
  • Scott MacIntyre

Season 9

  • Aaron Kelly
  • Andrew Garcia
  • Casey James
  • Crystal Bowersox
  • Didi Benami
  • Katie Stevens
  • Lacey Brown
  • Lee DeWyze
  • Michael Lynche
  • Paige Miles
  • Siobhan Magnus
  • Tim Urban

Season 10

  • Ashthon Jones
  • Casey Abrams
  • Haley Reinhart
  • Jacob Lusk
  • James Durbin
  • Karen Rodriguez
  • Lauren Alaina
  • Naima Adedapo
  • Paul McDonald
  • Pia Toscano
  • Scotty McCreery
  • Stefano Langone
  • Thia Megia

Season 11

  • Colton Dixon
  • DeAndre Brackensick
  • Elise Testone
  • Erika Van Pelt
  • Heejun Han
  • Hollie Cavanagh
  • Jeramine Jones
  • Jeremy Rosado
  • Jessica Sanchez
  • Joshua Ledet
  • Phillip Phillips
  • Shannon Magrane
  • Skylar Laine

Season 12

  • Amber Holcomb
  • Angie Miller
  • Burnell Taylor
  • Candice Golver
  • Curtis Finch Jr.
  • Devin Velez
  • Janelle Arthur
  • Kree Harrison
  • Lazaro Arbos
  • Paul Jolley