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Welcome to the world’s most comprehensive American Idol Winners List. Here’s a hint, there are eleven. We’ll give you last night’s winner, Phillip Phillips as a freebie. When I thought about it I came up with five. Some are easy but most are of the, “Oh yeah, them” variety.

Test your co-workers, family, and friends and here we go!

American Idol Winners List

American Idol Season 1 (2002) Winner: Kelly Clarkson

season 1 idol kelly clarkson

Born: April 24, 1982. From Burleson, Texas

Competing Finalist: Justin Guarini

Voting Results: 58% of 15.5 million votes.

Finals Songs:

A Moment Like This / Kelly Clarkson

Respect / Otis Redding

Before Your Love / Kelly Clarkson

American Idol Season 2 (2003) Winner: Ruben Studdard

season 2 idol ruben studdard

Born: September 12, 1978. From Birmingham, Alabama.

Competing Finalist: Clay Aiken

Voting Results: 50.6% of 24 million votes.

Final Songs:

A House Is Not A Home / Dionne Warwick

Imagine / John Lennon

Flying Without Wings /Westlife

American Idol Season 3 (2004) Winner: Fantasia Barrino

season 3 idol fantasia barrino

Born: June 30, 1984. From High Point, North Carolina.

Competing Finalist: Diana DeGarmo

Voting Results: 51.2%  of 65 million votes.

Final Songs:

All My Life / K-Ci & Jo-Jo

Summertime / George Gershwin

I Believe / Tamyra Gray

American Idol Season 4 (2005) Winner: Carrie Underwood

season 4 idol carrie underwood

Born: March 10, 1983. From Checotah, Oklahoma.

Competing Finalist: Bo Bice

Voting Results: 53.4% of 63 million votes.

Finals Songs:

Inside Your Heaven / Desmond Child

Independence Day / Martina McBride

Angels Brought Me Here / Guy Sebastian

American Idol Season 5 (2006) Winner: Taylor Hicks

season 5 idol taylor hicks

Born: October 7, 1976. From Birmingham, AL

Competing Finalist: Katharine McPhee

Voting Results: 56% of 63.4 million votes.

Finals Songs:

Living For The City / Stevie Wonder

Levon / Elton John

Do I Make You Proud / Taylor Hicks


American Idol Season 6 (2007) Winner: Jordin Sparks

season 6 idol jordin sparks

Born: December 22, 1989. From Glendale, Arizona.

Competing Finalist: Blake Lewis

Voting Results: 56.4% of 74 million votes.

Finals Songs:

Fighter / Christina Aguilera

A Broken Wing / Martina McBride

This Is My Now / Jordin Sparks

American Idol Season 7 (2008) Winner: David Cook

season 7 idol david cook

Born: December 20, 1982. From Blue Springs, Missouri.

Competing Finalist: David Archuleta

Voting Results: 56% of 97 million votes.

Finals Songs:

I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For / U2

Dream Big / David Cook

The World I Know / Collective Soul

American Idol Season 8 (2009) Winner: Kris Allen

season 8 idol kris allen

Born: June 21, 1985. From Conway, Arkansas.

Competing Finalist: Adam Lambert

Voting Results: 51.7% of 100 million votes.

Finals Songs:

Ain’t No Sunshine / Bill Withers

What’s Going On / Marvin Gaye

No Boundaries

American Idol Season 9 (2010) Winner: Lee DeWyze

season 9 idol lee dewyze

Born: April 2, 1986. From Mount Prospect, Illinois.

Competing Finalist: Crystal Bowersox

Voting Results: 53.7% of 95.7 million votes.

Finals Songs:

The Boxer / Simon & Garfunkle

Everybody Hurts / R.E.M.

Beautiful Day / U2

American Idol Season 10 (2011) Winner: Scotty McCreery

season 10 idol scotty mccreery

Born: October 9, 1993. From Garner, North Carolina.

Competing Finalist: Lauren Alaina

Voting Results: 54% of 122.4 million votes.

Finals Songs:

Gone / Montgomery Gentry

Check Yes Or No / George Strait

I Love You This Big / Scotty McCreery

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