American Idol Contestants Then And Now

Apr 22, 2016 at 6:13 pm |

What ever happened to...?

American Idol was a platform for some of the world’s most talented singers. Since 2002, the show has paved the way for your favorite artists. Up until the show’s finale season, three weeks ago, the show has launched many successful careers. Some of the contestants who didnt win the competition still made it big in the industry.

Sure you’re up-to-date with America Idol‘s recent stars, but what about those who’ve helped the show kick off in high gear. I’m sure winners like Fantasia Barrino, Kelly Clarkson, or even Ruben Studdard don’t cross your mind often.

American Idol Contestants Then And Now

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Here’s what they’e been up to…

Let's take it back to the beginning of the American Idol years and see what the alums are up to now.