Well – it’s a matter of personal taste really – but here is one person’s list of the 12 best American Idol Winners. Which others do you think should be in the list?
Best of American Idol Winners (Playlist)
List of American Idol winners over the years. Who's your favorite?
Candice Glover - Season 12 (2013)
American idol 2013 season 12 winner Candice Glover Jennifer Hudson and Candice Glover American Idol 2013 Season 12 Finale Live Jennifer Hudson and Candice Glover American Idol 2013 Season 12 Finale Live The Band Perry performing "Done" May 16 2013 Adam Lambert and Angie Miller "Titanium" American Idol 2013 Finale
Phillip Phillips - Season 11 (2012)
Winner of Season 11 - took the prize with a great rendition of "Home"
Scotty McCreery - Season 10 (2011)
Scotty McCreery performing "I Love You This Big" live from the American Idol finale. Get it on iTunes: http://bit.lyjJlQIO Pre order Scotty's album now!
Lee DeWyze - Season 9 (2010)
Season 9 (2010). Lee DeWyze beat out Crystal Bowersox to win.
Kris Allen - Season 8 (2009)
Season 8 (2009). Kris Allen beat Adam Lambert to win Season 8.
David Cook - Season 7 (2008)
David Cook beat out David Archuleta to win Season 7.
Jordin Sparks - Season 6 (2007)
Jordin Sparks won over Blake Lewis
Taylor Hicks - Season 5 (2006)
Taylor Hicks was never in the bottom three as he beat out Katharine McPhee in the final week.
Carrie Underwood - Season 4 (2005)
Carrie Underwood beat out Bo Bice to win. Carrie has won many Grammies since and is one of the top country music artist.
Fantasia Barrino - Season 3 (2004)
Won season 3 with the song "I believe"
Ruben Studdard - Season 2 (2003)
Beat out Clay Aiken in the finals.
Kelly Clarkson - Season 1 (2002)
Season 1 (2002) Winner. First American Idol to win a Grammy and the most successful till date selling 23 Million records world wide.