(The clip even includes footage from her The competition’s oldest winner (at a whole 29 years old!
) edged out Katharine Mc Phee in 2006 with the help of his fan army, dubbed “Soul Patrol.” But Taylor Hicks’ supporters seemed to go off-duty when his self-titled December 2016 release became the lowest selling post-win record of any of the show’s previous winners.
A launch pad for many small-town kids with big-time dreams, Off the air for less than two years, the musical mega-hit has now found a new home on ABC, with three new judges: Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie. itself — weren’t part of the pop music conversation. 1 on the Billboard 200 and earned him a Best Male R&B Vocal Performance Grammy nod for its title track.Before the reboot premieres on March 11th, why not take a stroll down memory lane and catch up with the original run’s 15 lucky winners? But that was exactly the case in 2002 when the wide-eyed Texan, who recently admitted she didn’t even know she was trying out for a TV show until her third audition, sang her way into our hearts and to the top of the charts as the show’s inaugural winner. He switched gears in 2004 and released a gospel album before finding his way back to R&B with 2006’s .Following a high-profile split from boyfriend of three years Jason Derulo in 2014, she made her musical comeback that same year with a mixtape, #Bye Felicia and later dropped a third studio album, .(He only went to the Omaha call to support his brother.) But his rendition of “Livin’ On a Prayer” was the godsend that earned him his ticket to Hollywood, where he ultimately won the 2008 season.The Arkansas native has continued to quietly release new music, both by himself and with a band called The Dames.
His most recent solo release was 2016’s Illinois singer-songwriter Lee De Wyze covered U2’s “Beautiful Day” for his first release after his 2010 win but waffled on a follow-up single.As much as Jackson’s lingo became part of our lexicon, and the heated (or was it flirtatious?) banter between his fellow original judges, the snarky Simon Cowell and fun-loving, sometimes-loopy Paula Abdul kept us transfixed, the show was really about the contestants. The mom to daughter River Rose, 3, and 23-month-old son Remington (with husband Brandon Blackstock, whom she married in 2013) can now be seen on another reality singing competition, taking her turn in a swivel chair as a coach on season 14 of NBC’s , which debuted at No.In 2012, he revealed he’d parted ways with his label and began releasing music independently, while also recording with his band Midwest Kings.Cook, who married his longtime girlfriend Rachael Stump in 2015, self-released a new six-song EP, After pulling an upset over Adam Lambert in 2009, Kris Allen came alive four months after his win with the release of his first single “Live Like We’re Dying,” which has sold more than 1.5 million digital downloads in the United States. 26, before Allen was involved in a life-changing car accident.Since his As an inspirational 19-year-old single mother, Fantasia Barrino accomplished the seemingly impossible: earning raves from hard-nosed Cowell for her soulful May 2004 finale performance of Gershwin’s jazz classic “Summertime.” Oh yeah, and she obviously won the whole competition, too.