Where Are They Now? All of the Past Winners of American Idol

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Past American Idol Winners


As many of you already know, the American Idol reboot premiered earlier this month and we’re already super excited about what the new judges are bringing to the table. The auditions and performances are being judged by Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie this time around, and even though we’ll always miss the original panel critics, which included Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and, of course, Simon Cowell, we have high hopes that the talent competition’s reboot will be just as successful and entertaining as the original.

While we’re still gauging our feelings on the new version of the show and the famous faces on it, we couldn’t help but think that there’s no better time than now to reminisce about all 15 winners of the OG Idol. While some of them are thriving in the competitive music business that exists today, others, unfortunately, haven’t been able to maintain their success following their big victory. Wondering which artists swam while others sank? Take a look at what they’re all up to now: