AMERICAN IDOL is one of the highest rating interactive singing competitions in USA. It aims to find the next singing superstar in America. Every season, there are auditions wherein thousand of thousand Idol hopeful take chances in making to the competition. The judges see how they perform and give their comment either good or bad. From season 1 to 7, the judges were Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell, on the recent season 8, Kara DioGurdia was added to the judge panel. From the thousand who make it to the qualifying and elimination rounds, only top 12 will make it to the finals. From there on, each Idol finalist was ask to perform a song that is based on the theme of the week. After the entire finalist had performed and the judges gave their comments, the voting public will determine who will be safe and will boot out of the competition. The finalist who got the lowest vote will be going home on the result night of the show. The grand finals, wherein the last 3 Idol finalist still standing will battle it out. The Final 3 will sing 3 songs, 1 – producer’s choice, 2 – judge’s choice and 3 – winning song of the season. The winner will be determined by the voting public. The finalist who got the highest vote wins the season.
American Idol airs at QTV-11 on Wednesday and Thursday and the replays on Saturday and Sunday.
Here are the past winners of American Idol from last Season 7 down to Season 1 with their winning piece:
Season 7: David Cook (“The Time of My Life“)
Season 6: Jordin Sparks (“This is My Now“)
Season 5: Taylor Hicks (“Do I Make You Proud?“)
Season 4: Carrie Underwood (“Inside Your Heaven“)
Season 3: Fantasia Barrino (“I Believe“)
Season 2: Ruben Studdard (“Flying Without Wings“)
Season 1: Kelly Clarkson (“A Moment Like This“)