American Idol Showdown

Mar 17, 2010 at 3:45 p.m. ET
Season Eight runner-up Adam Lambert gives judges an opening audition blast.

1 /81: Lambert: a man of many disguises

1/81 :Lambert: a man of many disguises

2 /81: Another Elvis? Lambert has the look

2/81 :Another Elvis? Lambert has the look

3 /81: Controlled Mad-ness

3/81 :Controlled Mad-ness

4 /81: Lambert and KISS rock Season Eight finale

4/81 :Lambert and KISS rock Season Eight finale

5 /81: Ticket a Golden first step for Lambert

5/81 :Ticket a Golden first step for Lambert

6 /81: Amanda Overmyer auditions for Season Seven

6/81 :Amanda Overmyer auditions for Season Seven

7 /81: Wild Ride: Singer Overmyer's two-wheeler

7/81 :Wild Ride: Singer Overmyer's two-wheeler

8 /81: Animated Overmyer vibrant as real deal

8/81 :Animated Overmyer vibrant as real deal

9 /81: Overmyer a striped tiger on stage

9/81 :Overmyer a striped tiger on stage

10 /81: Blake Lewis brings the beat

10/81 :Blake Lewis brings the beat

11 /81: Lewis mixes in Fresh-ness

11/81 :Lewis mixes in Fresh-ness

12 /81: Suit-able attire for Lewis

12/81 :Suit-able attire for Lewis

13 /81: Bothel bopper Lewis studio-bound

13/81 :Bothel bopper Lewis studio-bound

14 /81: Hair he is: Bo Bice a rock force in Season Four

14/81 :Hair he is: Bo Bice a rock force in Season Four

15 /81: An axe to grind for Bice

15/81 :An axe to grind for Bice

16 /81: Bice a sharp-dressed man

16/81 :Bice a sharp-dressed man

17 /81: Bice lets hair down

17/81 :Bice lets hair down

18 /81: Underwood shakes early audition jitters

18/81 :Underwood shakes early audition jitters

19 /81: Former champion Underwood visits Idol

19/81 :Former champion Underwood visits Idol

20 /81: Take two and call me in the morning

20/81 :Take two and call me in the morning

21 /81: Tale be 'Told', Underwood golden again

21/81 :Tale be 'Told', Underwood golden again

22 /81: Underwood 2008 Grammy 'Best Female'

22/81 :Underwood 2008 Grammy 'Best Female'

23 /81: Idol' win just a start for small town Underwood

23/81 :Idol' win just a start for small town Underwood

24 /81: Season Five singer Chris Daughtry poses for the camera

24/81 :Season Five singer Chris Daughtry poses for the camera

25 /81: Whuh? Daughtry eliminated from American Idol

25/81 :Whuh? Daughtry eliminated from American Idol

26 /81: Show alum Daughtry visits former grounds

26/81 :Show alum Daughtry visits former grounds

27 /81: Daughtry wins at 2007 AMAs

27/81 :Daughtry wins at 2007 AMAs

28 /81: Twice as nice for Daughtry at AMAs

28/81 :Twice as nice for Daughtry at AMAs

29 /81: Looks aren't everything for unlikely star Aiken

29/81 :Looks aren't everything for unlikely star Aiken

30 /81: Aiken a polished product

30/81 :Aiken a polished product

31 /81: Aiken, Studdard vie for Season Two title

31/81 :Aiken, Studdard vie for Season Two title

32 /81: Grin part of daily uniform for Carolina Clay

32/81 :Grin part of daily uniform for Carolina Clay

33 /81: It's Spam for former show contestant Aiken

33/81 :It's Spam for former show contestant Aiken

34 /81: Cook gets Royals treatment during trip to Arrowhead

34/81 :Cook gets Royals treatment during trip to Arrowhead

35 /81: Kansas City native David Cook's audition mugshot

35/81 :Kansas City native David Cook's audition mugshot

36 /81: Emotions set in for Cook after title announcement

36/81 :Emotions set in for Cook after title announcement

37 /81: AC' an added spark for hopeful contestant Cook

37/81 :AC' an added spark for hopeful contestant Cook

38 /81: Cook wins Season Seven of American Idol

38/81 :Cook wins Season Seven of American Idol

39 /81: Finalists Barrino, DeGarmo held in suspense

39/81 :Finalists Barrino, DeGarmo held in suspense

40 /81: All that glitters?is Fantasia

40/81 :All that glitters?is Fantasia

41 /81: Barrino on 'the carpet'

41/81 :Barrino on 'the carpet'

42 /81: A dream realized: Barrino wins Season Three

42/81 :A dream realized: Barrino wins Season Three

43 /81: A big start for Hudson

43/81 :A big start for Hudson

44 /81: Hudson becomes a Dreamgirl

44/81 :Hudson becomes a Dreamgirl

45 /81: From from to 'Yo' for glam-look Hudson

45/81 :From from to 'Yo' for glam-look Hudson

46 /81: Grammy for Hudson

46/81 :Grammy for Hudson

47 /81: Hardware a habit for Hudson

47/81 :Hardware a habit for Hudson

48 /81: Much-needed audition Sparks in Seattle

48/81 :Much-needed audition Sparks in Seattle

49 /81: Got Guns?

49/81 :Got Guns?

50 /81: Milk does an American Idol good

50/81 :Milk does an American Idol good

51 /81: If you're happy and you know it?

51/81 :If you're happy and you know it?

52 /81: Her Moment is Now: Sparks reacts to winning Idol

52/81 :Her Moment is Now: Sparks reacts to winning Idol

53 /81: McPhee dressed down for tryout

53/81 :McPhee dressed down for tryout

54 /81: Blonde ambition: McPhee hopes to recreate her image

54/81 :Blonde ambition: McPhee hopes to recreate her image

55 /81: A locks job? McPhee tries acting

55/81 :A locks job? McPhee tries acting

56 /81: Just kickin' it: Former runner-up guest performs on Idol

56/81 :Just kickin' it: Former runner-up guest performs on Idol

57 /81: And a starlet was born

57/81 :And a starlet was born

58 /81: Clarkson auditions for first American Idol

58/81 :Clarkson auditions for first American Idol

59 /81: Fort Wort fashion faux pas

59/81 :Fort Wort fashion faux pas

60 /81: Back in the Idol saddle for Clarkson

60/81 :Back in the Idol saddle for Clarkson

61 /81: Idol champion undergoes image redux

61/81 :Idol champion undergoes image redux

62 /81: Clarkson wins at the 2009 Women's World Awards

62/81 :Clarkson wins at the 2009 Women's World Awards

63 /81: Conway, Arkansas native Kris Allen at Season Eight auditions

63/81 :Conway, Arkansas native Kris Allen at Season Eight auditions

64 /81: Show 'Glam Squad' members make Allen dapper

64/81 :Show 'Glam Squad' members make Allen dapper

65 /81: Allen performs wth guitar during Season Eight.

65/81 :Allen performs wth guitar during Season Eight.

66 /81: Allen led a pressurized final round with Ain't No Sunshine.

66/81 :Allen led a pressurized final round with Ain't No Sunshine.

67 /81: Kris Allen reacts in disbelief?

67/81 :Kris Allen reacts in disbelief?

68 /81: Ruben Studdard wearing "205" gear

68/81 :Ruben Studdard wearing "205" gear

69 /81: Studdard recently in musical Ain't Misbehavin'

69/81 :Studdard recently in musical Ain't Misbehavin'

70 /81: The large soul singer Studdard initially liked the casual look.

70/81 :The large soul singer Studdard initially liked the casual look.

71 /81: A new man: Studdard's upgrades

71/81 :A new man: Studdard's upgrades

72 /81: Studdard ties the knot

72/81 :Studdard ties the knot

73 /81: Vacancy filled: Tamyra Gray joins theatre cast

73/81 :Vacancy filled: Tamyra Gray joins theatre cast

74 /81: Workin' for Rent money

74/81 :Workin' for Rent money

75 /81: All smiles for Gray

75/81 :All smiles for Gray

76 /81: "Idol" alum Gray sings

76/81 :"Idol" alum Gray sings

77 /81: Hicks delivers in finals

77/81 :Hicks delivers in finals

78 /81: Back at it: Hicks works on second CD

78/81 :Back at it: Hicks works on second CD

79 /81: Energetic Hicks a pick-me-up

79/81 :Energetic Hicks a pick-me-up

80 /81: Soul-ful sweep for Hicks

80/81 :Soul-ful sweep for Hicks

81 /81: Hicks wins Season Five

81/81 :Hicks wins Season Five