From Kelly Clarkson to Carrie Underwood and beyond, see which singers have beat thousands of other contenders to win a recording contract on the Fox talent competition
Runner-up: David Archuleta
Standout Performances: The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby," Dolly Parton's "Little Sparrow," and Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"
Debut Single: "The Time of My Life"
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