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American Idol Alums: Where Are They Now

See where your favorites are now from the beginning of American Idol to the end. 

We have chronologically added every winner and runner up, as well as notated a "*" in front of a name when it was a notable non-top two artist.


Kelly Clarkson

I mean, we know what Kelly Clarkson is up to. Still making awesome records, raising a family, being her awesome Kelly self.


Justin Guarini

Well... This is what Justin Guarini is up to lately.

Reuben Studdard

Reuben just released a new song this week!


Clay Aiken

The last we heard from Clay before the Idol reunions, he went on a twitter rant while watching Idol, tearing down the judges, even going as far as to say "I've watched root canals more entertaining than these judges," according to TMZ back in January. I wonder if the judges have addressed this with him yet.


Fantasia Barrino

Fantasian just put out a new song called "Ugly" this week, and is set to perform tonight.


Diana GeGarmo

Sometimes you just need a cold beer and a hot bath. #longday #sausagetoes

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Living life for Diana.


*Jennifer Hudson

JHUD got the worst backlash from Simon Cowell on her season, and then he had to eat his words later on. Yes, she's still thriving, but there's nothing better to say after sharing that.


Carrie  Underwood


Slaying the country music field as one of the biggest female artists out there, along with her workout/fashion line.


Bo Bice

He doesn't have his long hair anymore so we really don'tk now what to think. Oh, he joined a band called Blood, Sweat & Tears.


Taylor Hicks

Taylor Hicks is coming back into the spotlight, but now is going to host a new food and travel show called State Plate. Learn more on Billboard.


Katharine McPhee

@jasonderulo is going down on Lip Sync Battle tonight! @SpikeLSB #lipsyncbattle

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Kat is still making music, and just released an album recently called Hysteria. Also, her episode of Lip Sync Battle against Jason Derulo is on tonight...


*Kellie Pickler

The countdown is almost over! 1 day till #ILoveKP! Please tune in Thursday, November 5th at 10/9 central, on @CMT!

Kellie Pickler wasn't a winner or runner up, but she's still out there killing it. After her Dancing With The Stars stint, she landed her own reality show on CMT called I Love Kellie Pickler.


*Chris Daughtry

Hey y'all! Bout to do a private gig in #Dallas with @elviofernandes and @brian_craddock!

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Chris Daughtry went on farther than Idol by forming his own band Daughtry, and also singing for the TV adaption of the religious special The Passion as Judas.


Jordin Sparks