Welcome to the world’s most comprehensive American Idol Winners List. We take a detailed look back at all eleven of the previous winners of American Idol, as well as who their finals competition was and how the voting ended up, video highlights of each winner’s audition and finals performances, information on each winner both before and after American Idol, facts about previous and upcoming seasons, and more.
Below you will find the complete American Idol winners list for the first 11 seasons of the hit Fox show. You can access more detailed information on each of the previous winners including video highlights from the show, career accomplishments and albums they have released by clicking on their individual photos. In addition to the American Idol winners list we also have a list of each season’s American Idol finalists and information about the show in general.
So without further adieu, here are your previous winners of American Idol…
American Idol Winners List
American Idol Season 1 (2002) Winner: Kelly Clarkson
Born: April 24, 1982. From Burleson, Texas
Competing Finalist: Justin Guarini
Voting Results: 58% of 15.5 million votes.
A Moment Like This / Kelly Clarkson
Respect / Otis Redding
Before Your Love / Kelly Clarkson
American Idol Season 2 (2003) Winner: Ruben Studdard
Born: September 12, 1978. From Birmingham, Alabama.
Competing Finalist: Clay Aiken
Voting Results: 50.6% of 24 million votes.
A House Is Not A Home / Dionne Warwick
Imagine / John Lennon
Flying Without Wings /Westlife
American Idol Season 3 (2004) Winner: Fantasia Barrino
Born: June 30, 1984. From High Point, North Carolina.
Competing Finalist: Diana DeGarmo
Voting Results: 51.2% of 65 million votes.
All My Life / K-Ci & Jo-Jo
Summertime / George Gershwin
I Believe / Tamyra Gray
American Idol Season 4 (2005) Winner: Carrie Underwood
Born: March 10, 1983. From Checotah, Oklahoma.
Competing Finalist: Bo Bice
Voting Results: 53.4% of 63 million votes.
Inside Your Heaven / Desmond Child
Independence Day / Martina McBride
Angels Brought Me Here / Guy Sebastian
American Idol Season 5 (2006) Winner: Taylor Hicks
Born: October 7, 1976. From Birmingham, AL
Competing Finalist: Katharine McPhee
Voting Results: 56% of 63.4 million votes.
Living For The City / Stevie Wonder
Levon / Elton John
Do I Make You Proud / Taylor Hicks
American Idol Season 6 (2007) Winner: Jordin Sparks
Born: December 22, 1989. From Glendale, Arizona.
Competing Finalist: Blake Lewis
Voting Results: 56.4% of 74 million votes.
Fighter / Christina Aguilera
A Broken Wing / Martina McBride
This Is My Now / Jordin Sparks
American Idol Season 7 (2008) Winner: David Cook
Born: December 20, 1982. From Blue Springs, Missouri.
Competing Finalist: David Archuleta
Voting Results: 56% of 97 million votes.
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
Born: June 21, 1985. From Conway, Arkansas.
Competing Finalist: Adam Lambert
Voting Results: 51.7% of 100 million votes.
Ain’t No Sunshine / Bill Withers
What’s Going On / Marvin Gaye
American Idol Season 9 (2010) Winner: Lee DeWyze
Born: April 2, 1986. From Mount Prospect, Illinois.
Competing Finalist: Crystal Bowersox
Voting Results: 53.7% of 95.7 million votes.
The Boxer / Simon & Garfunkle
Everybody Hurts / R.E.M.
Beautiful Day / U2
American Idol Season 10 (2011) Winner: Scotty McCreery
Born: October 9, 1993. From Garner, North Carolina.
Competing Finalist: Lauren Alaina
Voting Results: 54% of 122.4 million votes.
Gone / Montgomery Gentry
Check Yes Or No / George Strait
I Love You This Big / Scotty McCreery
American Idol Season 11 (2012) Winner: Phillip Phillips
Born: September 20, 1990. From Leesburg, Georgia.
Competing Finalist: Jessica Sanchez
Voting Results: 55.2% of 132 million votes.
Stand By Me / Ben E. King
Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) / Billy Joel
Home / Phillip Phillips
American Idol Winners List: Who’s Next?
The search for the next American Idol Winner begins on Wednesday, January 16 at 8 PM eastern/7 central on FOX with a 2 hour season premiere highlighting auditions from New York/New Jersey. Part 2 of the American Idol season premiere will follow the next night at the same time and will feature highlights from the Chicago auditions.
Auditions for the 2013 season of American Idol took place throughout the summer in Los Angeles, San Antonio, Charlotte, Newark, Chicago, New Orleans, and Oklahoma City. To expand on the audition locations, the American Idol Small Town Audition Bus Tour was introduced to allow contestants to audition who couldn’t make it to the major locations. The cities included in this tour were Idaho Falls, Idaho; Billings, Montana; Casper, Wyoming; Rock Rapids, Iowa; Iowa City, Iowa; Bowling Green, Kentucky; Clarksdale, Mississippi; Joplin, Missouri; Dodge City, Kansas and Grand Junction, Colorado.
American Idol 2013 Judges
This season’s American Idol will feature some new members on the Judge’s Panel. Randy Jackson will continue, and will joined on the panel by Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban. Ryan Seacrest will once again be the host.