Last night was the 20th Anniversary special of American Idol. A lot of former contestants returned including Jordin Sparks, Rueben Studdard, Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alania, Maddie Poppe and The Davids- Cook and Archuleta. The show started in 2002 with Ryan Seacrest as one of the hosts, Kelly Clarkson as the first ever winner and let’s not forget Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson as the judges.
Some BIG names have come out of the show over the years aside from Kelly Clarkson… Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Adam Lambert, Gabby Barrett, Katharine McPhee, and Jennifer Hudson who is the only one to have won an Oscar.
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