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American Idol past winners

#1/12: American Idol Season 10 Winner - Scotty McCreery
#1/12: American Idol Season 10 Winner - Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery beat out Lauren Alaina to win Season 10 of American Idol.
#2/12: American Idol Season 1 Winner - Kelly Clarkson
#2/12: American Idol Season 1 Winner - Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson defeated Justin Guarini in the final showdown to win the first American Idol title.
#3/12: American Idol Season 2 Winner - Ruben Studdard
#3/12: American Idol Season 2 Winner - Ruben Studdard
Ruben Studdard beat out Clay Aiken by a small margin to be crowned the winner in Season 2 of American Idol.
#4/12: American Idol Season 3 Winner - Fantasia Barrino
#4/12: American Idol Season 3 Winner - Fantasia Barrino
American Idol Season 3 winner, Fantasia became a successful recording artist, and so did Jennifer Hudson, who was eliminated early on.
#5/12: American Idol Season 4 Winner - Carrie Underwood
#5/12: American Idol Season 4 Winner - Carrie Underwood
Season 4 winner, Carrie Underwood has since become the most successful Idol contestant in the U.S. in terms of album sales -- selling more than 12 million units.
#6/12: American Idol Season 5 Winner - Taylor Hicks
#6/12: American Idol Season 5 Winner - Taylor Hicks
Taylor Hicks was named American Idol in Season 5 with Katharine McPhee as the runner-up.
#7/12: American Idol Season 6 Winner - Jordin Sparks
#7/12: American Idol Season 6 Winner - Jordin Sparks
Jordin Sparks was crowned the Season 6 winner in 2007 over runner-up Blake Lewis.
#8/12: American Idol Season 7 Winner - David Cook
#8/12: American Idol Season 7 Winner - David Cook
David Cook beat out runner-up David Archuleta to become Season 7's American Idol.
#9/12: American Idol Season 8 Winner - Kris Allen
#9/12: American Idol Season 8 Winner - Kris Allen
In Season 8, it was Kris Allen who defeated Adam Lambert in the finale.
#11/12: American Idol Season 10 Winner - Lauren or Scotty?
#11/12: American Idol Season 10 Winner - Lauren or Scotty?
Either 16-year-old Lauren Alaina or country crooner Scotty McCreery be declared Season 10's American Idol.
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