Top 50 American Idol Contestants

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Kelly Clarkson
Soundtrack, Love Actually
Kelly Brianne Clarkson was born in Fort Worth, Texas, to Jeanne Ann (Rose), a teacher of English, and Stephen Michael Clarkson, an engineer. She was the first winner of the series American Idol, in 2002. Kelly is also a strong believer in God. She has been married to Brandon Blackstock since October 20, 2013. They have two children.
 
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Diana DeGarmo
Diana DeGarmo, a country girl from Georgia and American Idol Season 3 Runner-Up just released her first real Country EP, "Live To Love", composed of songs she co-wrote with new fiancé Ace Young, that is digitally distributed through Jimmy Buffett's Mailboat Records. She has multiple Theatre credits...
 
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Mikalah Gordon
Talented and feisty singer/actress/host and TV personality Mikalah Gordon is taking the entertainment scene by storm. Best known as the youngest contestant ever to make it to the top 11 on "American Idol" at 16 years old, Mikalah endeared herself to Idol fanatics and music moguls alike. During her tenure on the 4th season of "American Idol"...
 
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Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler was born in Albemarle, North Carolina to Cynthia Morton and Clyde "Bo" Raymond Pickler, Jr. Kelley's mother left when she was 2 but was then granted custody for two years. She was returned to her grandparents (Clyde Raymond Pickler, Sr., Faye Pickler) at age 12. Kellie's father was in and out of jail throughout her childhood...
 
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Jennifer Hudson
Actress, Dreamgirls
Jennifer Hudson is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author. Bright and booming talent Hudson is a perfect example of how NOT winning the title of American Idol can actually be a boon to your career and not necessarily the end of a childhood dream...
 
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David Cook
Special Effects, The Dark Knight
 
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Kris Allen
Kris Allen was born on June 21, 1985 in Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA as Kristopher Neil Allen. He is best known as the winner for the eighth season of American Idol. In 2007, he released a album titled Brand New Shoes. He has been married to Katy O'Connell since September 26, 2008. They have two children.
 
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Katie Stevens
Actress, Doga
 
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Michael Johns
Soundtrack, I Am
 
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Carmen Rasmusen
Carmen was born of Norwegian heritage on March 25, 1985 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to Carl and Michelle Rasmusen. The second of four children, Carmen began playing piano at the age of six. She spent most of her childhood performing; singing, dancing (includes cheerleading, tap, ballet and hip-hop...
 
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Bo Bice
Soundtrack, Blades of Glory
 
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Jason Castro
Miscellaneous Crew, American Idol
 
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Brooke White
Brooke Elizabeth White was born and raised in Arizona with her parents and three younger siblings. She began singing at the age of fifteen when she tried out for the musical "Meet me in St. Louis" and got the leading role. In 2008 she tried out for American Idol and was among the top twelve and finally finished in fifth place...
 
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Clay Aiken
Clayton Holmes Grissom was born in Raleigh, North Carolina 30 November 1978 to his mother, Faye Aiken Parker and his late father, Vernon Grissom. When Clay was a teenager, he had a love for teaching and helping young children and later on studied to became a school teacher. When he was about 23 years old...
 
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Jasmine Trias
Jasmine Soriano Trias (born 3 November 1986), the Filipino-American 3rd place finalist on last year's "American Idol," will have her self titled debut album in stores July 12, 2005. Her new CD introduces an edgier, rhythm and blues-based sound. From the single, "Excuses" (already #1 in the Philippines) to "Sexy Boy," with its playful relaxed grooves...
 
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Ace Young
Ace Young is from Colorado and is an American Idol Season 5 finalist. He has just released his new single, "I Wanna Fall In Love Again", which he wrote and produced along with dear friend and Top Swedish Producer, Harry Sommerdahl, that is digitally distributed through Jimmy Buffett's Mailboat Records...
 
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Justin Guarini
Justin Guarini was born in Columbus, Georgia, on October 28, 1978. Dad Eldrin Bell is a former Atlanta police chief and Clayton County (Ga.) Commission Chair. Chief Bell is first cousin to acclaimed actor Samuel L. Jackson's wife, LaTonya. Stepfather Jerry Guarini is a retired Navy physicist. Mom...