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American Idol Showdown

#1/82: Adam Lambert auditions for Season 8
#1/82: Adam Lambert auditions for Season 8
Season Eight runner-up Adam Lambert gives judges an opening audition blast.
#2/82: Lambert: a man of many disguises
#2/82: Lambert: a man of many disguises
Stage presence and vocals proved Lambert was truly an "Idol" golden boy in 2009.
#3/82: Another Elvis? Lambert has the look
#3/82: Another Elvis? Lambert has the look
Lambert's slicked-back look reminds many of a past vocal King.
#4/82: Controlled Mad-ness
#4/82: Controlled Mad-ness
A retrofit Gary Jules version of Mad World punctuated a Lambert legend.
#5/82: Lambert and KISS rock Season Eight finale
#5/82: Lambert and KISS rock Season Eight finale
Lambert and KISS rocked the house during Season Eight's final moments.
#6/82: Ticket a Golden first step for Lambert
#6/82: Ticket a Golden first step for Lambert
Lambert jubilantly holds his golden ticket to stardom.
#7/82: Amanda Overmyer auditions for Season Seven
#7/82: Amanda Overmyer auditions for Season Seven
Amanda Overmyer scarf-ed up an Atlanta audition, hammering Joplin's Turle Blues.
#8/82: Wild Ride: Singer Overmyer's two-wheeler
#8/82: Wild Ride: Singer Overmyer's two-wheeler
Bandana biker Overmyer enjoys riding Harley Davidsons in her spare time.
#9/82: Animated Overmyer vibrant as real deal
#9/82: Animated Overmyer vibrant as real deal
If not already larger than life, some have a Rogue interpretation of Overmyer.
#10/82: Overmyer a striped tiger on stage
#10/82: Overmyer a striped tiger on stage
Overmyer, 11th place overall, was a striped tiger during Beatles' Back in the U.S.S.R.
#11/82: Blake Lewis brings the beat
#11/82: Blake Lewis brings the beat
Seattle's strange brew: Blake Lewis brought a techno-pop feel to Season Six.
#12/82: Lewis mixes in Fresh-ness
#12/82: Lewis mixes in Fresh-ness
A beatbox dream actualized for Lewis, who teamed with Fresh to pump the volume.
#13/82: Suit-able attire for Lewis
#13/82: Suit-able attire for Lewis
Wanting for fashion--and a final song, Lewis took second in Season Six.
#14/82: Bothel bopper Lewis studio-bound
#14/82: Bothel bopper Lewis studio-bound
Lewis en route to a refuge, the studio, to assemble Audio Dream Day.
#15/82: Hair he is: Bo Bice a rock force in Season Four
#15/82: Hair he is: Bo Bice a rock force in Season Four
Hard-rocking Alabama native Bo Bice and his iconic locks.
#16/82: An axe to grind for Bice
#16/82: An axe to grind for Bice
Southern rocker Bo Bice shows handy guitar work on guest visit to Idol.
#17/82: Bice a sharp-dressed man
#17/82: Bice a sharp-dressed man
Season Four singer Bice looking dapper on the Idol red carpet.
#18/82: Bice lets hair down
#18/82: Bice lets hair down
A fatigued Bice talks with Access Hollywood after a long day.
#19/82: Underwood shakes early audition jitters
#19/82: Underwood shakes early audition jitters
Oklahoma's Carrie Underwood shook off nervousness during Season Four auditions.
#20/82: Former champion Underwood visits Idol
#20/82: Former champion Underwood visits Idol
Former winner Carrie Underwood guest performs on American Idol.
#21/82: Take two and call me in the morning
#21/82: Take two and call me in the morning
Carrie Underwood scored a pair of awards--including 2009 Entertainer of the Year.
#22/82: Tale be 'Told', Underwood golden again
#22/82: Tale be 'Told', Underwood golden again
Carrie Underwood golden after a fifth Grammy for Told You duet with Randy Travis.
#23/82: Underwood 2008 Grammy 'Best Female'
#23/82: Underwood 2008 Grammy 'Best Female'
In 2008, He Cheats earned Carrie Underwood a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal.
#24/82: Idol' win just a start for small town Underwood
#24/82: Idol' win just a start for small town Underwood
A flurry of accolades have followed Underwood since he 2005 American Idol title.
#25/82: Season Five singer Chris Daughtry poses for the camera
#25/82: Season Five singer Chris Daughtry poses for the camera
Season Five singer Chris Daughtry poses for the camera during a promotional event.
#26/82: Whuh? Daughtry eliminated from American Idol
#26/82: Whuh? Daughtry eliminated from American Idol
Fourth place Chris Daughtry was outlasted by a flabbergasted Katharine McPhee.
#27/82: Show alum Daughtry visits former grounds
#27/82: Show alum Daughtry visits former grounds
Chris Daughtry performs during an American Idol guest appearance.
#28/82: Daughtry wins at 2007 AMAs
#28/82: Daughtry wins at 2007 AMAs
Eponymous band Daughtry savors win at the 2007 American Music Awards.
#29/82: Twice as nice for Daughtry at AMAs
#29/82: Twice as nice for Daughtry at AMAs
Daughtry and company returned a year later more animated for second AMA trophy.
#30/82: Looks aren't everything for unlikely star Aiken
#30/82: Looks aren't everything for unlikely star Aiken
North Carolina native Clay Aiken sounded great in auditions but didn't look like an Idol.
#31/82: Aiken a polished product
#31/82: Aiken a polished product
Aiken is stylin' with a new doo and upscale threads after worldwide touring.
#32/82: Aiken, Studdard vie for Season Two title
#32/82: Aiken, Studdard vie for Season Two title
Good-natured competitors Clay Aiken, right and Ruben Studdard vie for Idol title.
#33/82: Grin part of daily uniform for Carolina Clay
#33/82: Grin part of daily uniform for Carolina Clay
A grin is part of the daily uniform for small town North Carolina native Clay Aiken.
#34/82: It's Spam for former show contestant Aiken
#34/82: It's Spam for former show contestant Aiken
Season Two runner-up Clay Aiken is part of the theatrical Sir Spamalot.
#35/82: Cook gets Royals treatment during trip to Arrowhead
#35/82: Cook gets Royals treatment during trip to Arrowhead
A baseball fanatic since youth, David Cook gets the KC Royals treatment.
#36/82: Kansas City native David Cook's audition mugshot
#36/82: Kansas City native David Cook's audition mugshot
Kansas City native David Cook's audition won over judges despite a bad hair day.
#37/82: Emotions set in for Cook after title announcement
#37/82: Emotions set in for Cook after title announcement
David Cook is overcome by emotion after announced as Season Seven champion.
#38/82: AC' an added spark for hopeful contestant Cook
#38/82: AC' an added spark for hopeful contestant Cook
Initials "AC" remind David Cook of his older brother. Adam Cook died of cancer in 2009.
#39/82: Cook wins Season Seven of American Idol
#39/82: Cook wins Season Seven of American Idol
David Cook is joined by show finalists to celebrate winning Season Seven of Idol.
#40/82: Finalists Barrino, DeGarmo held in suspense
#40/82: Finalists Barrino, DeGarmo held in suspense
Finalists Fantasia Barrino and Diana DeGarmo are held in suspense by host Ryan Seacrest.
#41/82: All that glitters?is Fantasia
#41/82: All that glitters?is Fantasia
American Idol champion Fantasia Barrino shows she's golden--in more ways than one.
#42/82: Barrino on 'the carpet'
#42/82: Barrino on 'the carpet'
A trimmed-down Fantasia Barrino strolls elegantly during a Hollywood red carpet event.
#43/82: A dream realized: Barrino wins Season Three
#43/82: A dream realized: Barrino wins Season Three
Championship confetti was a dream realized for Season Three winner Fantasia Barrino.
#44/82: A big start for Hudson
#44/82: A big start for Hudson
If hair count, Jennifer Hudson had a big start to Season Three auditions.
#45/82: Hudson becomes a Dreamgirl
#45/82: Hudson becomes a Dreamgirl
Playing the role of Effie White, Hudson won 30 awards in the movie Dreamgirls.
#46/82: From from to 'Yo' for glam-look Hudson
#46/82: From from to 'Yo' for glam-look Hudson
It has been a glam upgrade from fro to 'Yo!' for Jennifer Hudson.
#47/82: Grammy for Hudson
#47/82: Grammy for Hudson
Jennifer Hudson receives a Grammy award in 2006 for Best R&B Vocalist.
#48/82: Hardware a habit for Hudson
#48/82: Hardware a habit for Hudson
Dreamgirl Jennifer Hudson had a firm grip on the Oscar Award in 2007.
#49/82: Much-needed audition Sparks in Seattle
#49/82: Much-needed audition Sparks in Seattle
Jordin Sparks was a bright spot in a mostly abysmal Season Six audition field.
#50/82: Got Guns?
#50/82: Got Guns?
A bicep from milk spokesperson Jordin Sparks shows off a different set of pipes.
#51/82: Milk does an American Idol good
#51/82: Milk does an American Idol good
A fit Jordin Sparks is proof that exercise, lean foods and milk make a trim, healthy body.
#52/82: If you're happy and you know it?
#52/82: If you're happy and you know it?
Winning a Ford Mustang, recording contract and a $1 million bring a smile to Sparks.
#53/82: Her Moment is Now: Sparks reacts to winning Idol
#53/82: Her Moment is Now: Sparks reacts to winning Idol
Her Moment is Now: Sparks takes a moment to savor the reality TV singing win.
#54/82: McPhee dressed down for tryout
#54/82: McPhee dressed down for tryout
Katharine McPhee's audition gear is more for comfort than style.
#55/82: Blonde ambition: McPhee hopes to recreate her image
#55/82: Blonde ambition: McPhee hopes to recreate her image
McPhee hopes a new blonde will render new results for her singing, acting careers.
#56/82: A locks job? McPhee tries acting
#56/82: A locks job? McPhee tries acting
The singer from southern California has bit parts in CSI: NY and Community
#57/82: Just kickin' it: Former runner-up guest performs on Idol
#57/82: Just kickin' it: Former runner-up guest performs on Idol
A spirited Katharine McPhee was a guest performer on Idol.
#58/82: And a starlet was born
#58/82: And a starlet was born
Katharine McPhee looked like a starlet in this early 2006 show photoshoot.
#59/82: Clarkson auditions for first American Idol
#59/82: Clarkson auditions for first American Idol
Kelly Clarkson looked like this during auditions for Season One.
#60/82: Fort Wort fashion faux pas
#60/82: Fort Wort fashion faux pas
The haircut, coloration and compressed clothes equal fashion felonies for Kelly Clarkson.
#61/82: Back in the Idol saddle for Clarkson
#61/82: Back in the Idol saddle for Clarkson
Clarkson appears as a guest performer on American Idol. She was the Season One winner.
#62/82: Idol champion undergoes image redux
#62/82: Idol champion undergoes image redux
Idol champion Kelly Clarkson's image redux offers less clothes and hips.
#63/82: Clarkson wins at the 2009 Women's World Awards
#63/82: Clarkson wins at the 2009 Women's World Awards
Kelly Clarkson holding a tropyh at the 2009 Women's World Awards.
#64/82: Conway, Arkansas native Kris Allen at Season Eight auditions
#64/82: Conway, Arkansas native Kris Allen at Season Eight auditions
Conway, Arkansas native Kris Allen at Season Eight auditions
#65/82: Show 'Glam Squad' members make Allen dapper
#65/82: Show 'Glam Squad' members make Allen dapper
Show 'Glam Squad' members help Kris Allen shed the plaid gear and become dapper.
#66/82: Allen performs wth guitar during Season Eight.
#66/82: Allen performs wth guitar during Season Eight.
Allen often performed with a guitar during Season Eight competiton.
#67/82: Allen led a pressurized final round with Ain't No Sunshine.
#67/82: Allen led a pressurized final round with Ain't No Sunshine.
Allen led a pressurized final round with a piano version of Ain't No Sunshine.
#68/82: Kris Allen reacts in disbelief?
#68/82: Kris Allen reacts in disbelief?
Kris Allen reacts in disbelief after winning American Idol over favored Adam Lambert.
#69/82: Ruben Studdard wearing "205" gear
#69/82: Ruben Studdard wearing "205" gear
Ruben Studdard wearing "205" gear to represent his home state, Alabama.
#70/82: Studdard recently in musical Ain't Misbehavin'
#70/82: Studdard recently in musical Ain't Misbehavin'
Studdard recently starred in Ain't Misbehavin' to supplement stuggling CD sales.
#71/82: The large soul singer Studdard initially liked the casual look.
#71/82: The large soul singer Studdard initially liked the casual look.
The large soul singer Studdard initially liked the casual look.
#73/82: Studdard ties the knot
#73/82: Studdard ties the knot
Season Two champ Ruben Studdard married Surata Zuri McCants in June 2008.
#75/82: Workin' for Rent money
#75/82: Workin' for Rent money
Gray gives an energetic effort during a stage performance.
#76/82: All smiles for Gray
#76/82: All smiles for Gray
By the season's end, viewers saw a more stylish, refined Gray.
#77/82: "Idol" alum Gray sings
#77/82: "Idol" alum Gray sings
Anaugural season alum Tamrya Gray revisits the Idol stage.
#78/82: Hicks delivers in finals
#78/82: Hicks delivers in finals
Taylor Hicks brings it during a Season Five finals routine.
#79/82: Back at it: Hicks works on second CD
#79/82: Back at it: Hicks works on second CD
Back in the studio, Hicks worked hard for an improved second CD.
#80/82: Energetic Hicks a pick-me-up
#80/82: Energetic Hicks a pick-me-up
As a Birmingham, Alabama native, Taylor Hicks is no stranger to riding in a pickup.
#81/82: Soul-ful sweep for Hicks
#81/82: Soul-ful sweep for Hicks
Hicks pumps fist for "Soul Patrol" victory during the Grand Finale of Season Five.
#82/82: Hicks wins Season Five
#82/82: Hicks wins Season Five
Taylor Hicks bested competitor Katharine McPhee for the Season Five crown.
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