American Idol

by SheKnows
Feb 13, 2009 at 5:37 p.m. ET
David Cook was the winner of American Idol Season 7.

1 /66: Adam Lambert performing with the Top 4 on American Idol

1/66 :Adam Lambert performing with the Top 4 on American Idol

Adam Lambert is among the Top 3 contestants to be the next American Idol.

2 /66: David Cook on American Idol

2/66 :David Cook on American Idol

Season 7 American Idol David Cook performing on a seaon 8 episode of American Idol.

3 /66: Allison Iraheta with Ellen Degeneres

3/66 :Allison Iraheta with Ellen Degeneres

Allison Iraheta made an appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show after being cut from American Idol.

4 /66: Kris Allen makes it to the Top 3 on American Idol

4/66 :Kris Allen makes it to the Top 3 on American Idol

Kris Allen's performance earns him a spot among the Top 3 contestants to become the next American Idol.

5 /66: Danny Gokey returns home

5/66 :Danny Gokey returns home

Danny Gokey returns home to perform on American Idol.

6 /66: Kris Allen singing his heart out

6/66 :Kris Allen singing his heart out

Kris Allen performing in the final round of American Idol.

7 /66: Kris Allen and Adam Lambert

7/66 :Kris Allen and Adam Lambert

Kris Allen and Adam Lambert anxiously await the final results of the American Idol competition.

8 /66: Matt Giraud performing on Live with Regis & Kelly

8/66 :Matt Giraud performing on Live with Regis & Kelly

Former American Idol contestant Matt Giraud performing on Live with Regis & Kelly.

9 /66: American Idol contestant Danny Gokey is ready to perform

9/66 :American Idol contestant Danny Gokey is ready to perform

Danny Gokey made it to the top 3 on season 8 of American Idol.

10 /66: Kris Allen and Adam Lambert of American Idol

10/66 :Kris Allen and Adam Lambert of American Idol

Kris Allen and Adam Lambert made it to the finals on American Idol.

11 /66: Allison Iraheta performs as one of the top 4 on American Idol

11/66 :Allison Iraheta performs as one of the top 4 on American Idol

Allison Iraheta did not make it past the top 4 on American Idol. She was eliminated on May 6, 2009.

12 /66: American Idol contestant Danny Gokey

12/66 :American Idol contestant Danny Gokey

Danny Gokey proved himself a great performer on season 8 of American Idol.

13 /66: Danny Gokey performing on American Idol

13/66 :Danny Gokey performing on American Idol

Danny Gokey passionately perfoms as one of American Idol's top 5 contestants.

14 /66: Season 7 American Idol David Cook

14/66 :Season 7 American Idol David Cook

David Cook performing on the stage that made him famous

15 /66: Jennifer Hudson

15/66 :Jennifer Hudson

Former American Idol winner, Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson.

16 /66: American Idol contestant Kris Allen in top seven

16/66 :American Idol contestant Kris Allen in top seven

American Idol favorite Kris Allen performs on stage on “Disco Night.�

17 /66: American Idol judges

17/66 :American Idol judges

American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Paula Abdul.

18 /66: Kris Allen performing in his hometown

18/66 :Kris Allen performing in his hometown

Kris Allen performing in his hometown on season 8 of American Idol.

19 /66: Jamie Foxx is a celebrity mentor on American Idol

19/66 :Jamie Foxx is a celebrity mentor on American Idol

Jamie Foxx was a mentor on American Idol during "Rat Pack Week.

20 /66: Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Danny Gokey and Allison Iraheta

20/66 :Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Danny Gokey and Allison Iraheta

The final four American Idol contestants face-off: Adam Lambert, Kris Allen, Danny Gokey and Allison Iraheta

21 /66: America's favorite Idols

21/66 :America's favorite Idols

Kris Allen and Adam Lambert went head to head for the American Idol finale.

22 /66: Ryan Seacrest

22/66 :Ryan Seacrest

23 /66: Simon Cowell and Oprah Winfrey

23/66 :Simon Cowell and Oprah Winfrey

Simon Cowell being interviewed by Oprah on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

24 /66: Matt Giraud performing on American Idol

24/66 :Matt Giraud performing on American Idol

Matt Giraud performing on American Idol top 5.

25 /66: Paula Adbul

25/66 :Paula Adbul

American Idol judge Paula Abdul.

26 /66: Ryan Seacrest and Slash

26/66 :Ryan Seacrest and Slash

Ryan Seacrest and Slash during Rock Week on American Idol.

27 /66: Matt Giraud and Adam Lambert on American Idol

27/66 :Matt Giraud and Adam Lambert on American Idol

Matt Giraud and Adam Lambert wait to hear the results on American Idol.

28 /66: American Idol judges

28/66 :American Idol judges

Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson

29 /66: Ryan Seacrest

29/66 :Ryan Seacrest

Ryan Seacrest, host of American Idol.

30 /66: American Idol top 10

30/66 :American Idol top 10

The top 10 contestants of season 8 of American Idol.

31 /66: Matt Giraud performing as one of the top 7 on American Idol

31/66 :Matt Giraud performing as one of the top 7 on American Idol

Matt Giraud performing during the top 7 round of American Idol.

32 /66: David Archuletta

32/66 :David Archuletta

David Archuletta

33 /66: Kris Allen, American Idol

33/66 :Kris Allen, American Idol

The 8th American Idol, acoustic favorite Kris Allen.

34 /66: Ryan Seacrest and Kris Allen

34/66 :Ryan Seacrest and Kris Allen

Kris Allen advances to the final round on season 8 of American Idol.

35 /66: Kara DioGuardi

35/66 :Kara DioGuardi

Kara DioGuardi

36 /66: Hosts of Idol Tonight

36/66 :Hosts of Idol Tonight

Kimberly Caldwell and Justin Guarini host American Idol highlight show Idol Tonight.

37 /66: Anoop Desai performing on American Idol

37/66 :Anoop Desai performing on American Idol

Anoop Desai made it to the top 7 of American Idol Season 8.

38 /66: Simon Cowell

38/66 :Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

39 /66: Jordin Sparks

39/66 :Jordin Sparks

American Idol favorite Jordin Sparks.

40 /66: Kris Allen on stage

40/66 :Kris Allen on stage

Kris Allen showing off his guitar skills on season 8 of American Idol.

41 /66: Scott MacIntyre with Ryan Seacrest on American Idol

41/66 :Scott MacIntyre with Ryan Seacrest on American Idol

Scott MacIntyre made it to the top 8 on American Idol before being eliminated.

42 /66: AI winner Kris Allen

42/66 :AI winner Kris Allen

Meet the 8th American Idol, Kris Allen from Arkansas.

43 /66: Adam Lambert on American Idol Season 8

43/66 :Adam Lambert on American Idol Season 8

Adam Lambert is favored to win American Idol Season 8.

44 /66: Kris and Katy Allen

44/66 :Kris and Katy Allen

Kris Allen and wife Katy celebrating his win on American Idol.

45 /66: Paula Abdul

45/66 :Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul

46 /66: Kris Allen on AI

46/66 :Kris Allen on AI

American Idol winner Kris Allen performing on American Idol.

47 /66: Adam Lambert performing on American Idol

47/66 :Adam Lambert performing on American Idol

Adam Lambert performing as one of the top 8 on American Idol.

48 /66: American Idol contestant Adam Lambert in top five

48/66 :American Idol contestant Adam Lambert in top five

American Idol favorite Adam Lambert performs on stage on “Disco Night.�

49 /66: American Idol favorite Adam Lambert

49/66 :American Idol favorite Adam Lambert

American Idol favorite Adam Lambert performs on stage on “Rat Pack Night.�

50 /66: Danny Gokey singing on American Idol

50/66 :Danny Gokey singing on American Idol

Danny Gokey performing "Stand By Me" as one of the top 8 on American Idol.

51 /66: Megan Joy performing on American Idol

51/66 :Megan Joy performing on American Idol

Megan Joy was eliminated from the top 9 on American Idol Season 8.

52 /66: Scott MacIntyre performing on American Idol

52/66 :Scott MacIntyre performing on American Idol

Scott MacIntyre performing on American Idol Season 8.

53 /66: Michael Sarver performing on American Idol

53/66 :Michael Sarver performing on American Idol

Michael Sarver was eliminated after making it to the top 10 on American Idol Season 8.

54 /66: The top 9 contestants on American Idol

54/66 :The top 9 contestants on American Idol

Kris Allen, Anoop Desai, Matt Giraud, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta, Megan Joy, Adam Lambert, Scott MacIntyre and Lil Rounds are the top 9 contestants on American Idol.

55 /66: Adam Lambert singing on American Idol

55/66 :Adam Lambert singing on American Idol

Adam lambert performing as one of the top 10 contestants on American Idol.

56 /66: American Idol Season 8 top 10 contestants

56/66 :American Idol Season 8 top 10 contestants

Kris Allen, Anoop Desai, Matt Giraud, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta, Megan Joy, Adam Lambert, Scott MacIntyre, Michael Sarver and Lil Rounds are the top 10. contestants on American Idol.

57 /66: Lil Rounds performing on American Idol

57/66 :Lil Rounds performing on American Idol

Lil Rounds performing during Country Week on American Idol Season 8.

58 /66: American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi

58/66 :American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi

American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi showing off her new sunglasses at the Vision Expo.

59 /66: American Idol judge Paula Abdul

59/66 :American Idol judge Paula Abdul

American Idol judge Paula Abdul prepares for the AI Season 8 finale.

60 /66: Seal performing with Syesha Mercado

60/66 :Seal performing with Syesha Mercado

Seal performing a song on the American Idol finale with AI Season 7 finalist Syesha Mercado.

61 /66: Adam Lambert returns home

61/66 :Adam Lambert returns home

Adam Lambert returns to his hometown of San Diego after coming in 2nd place on American Idol.

62 /66: Adam Lambert in San Diego

62/66 :Adam Lambert in San Diego

Adam Lambert arriving in his hometown of San Diego, CA.

63 /66: Alicia Keys on American Idol

63/66 :Alicia Keys on American Idol

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys makes an appearance on American Idol.

64 /66: Adam Lambert singing on American Idol

64/66 :Adam Lambert singing on American Idol

Adam Lambert performing live on American Idol.

65 /66: Adam Lambert on the cover of Entertainment Weekly

65/66 :Adam Lambert on the cover of Entertainment Weekly

American Idol season 8 runner up, Adam Lambert, on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.

66 /66: Adam Lambert being interviewed for American Idol

66/66 :Adam Lambert being interviewed for American Idol

Adam Lambert made it to the final round on season eight of American Idol.