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: Adam Lambert
Standout Performances: Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love," Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine," and Kanye West's "Heartless"
Debut Single: "No Boundaries"
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