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24 Successful American Idol Alums

From Presidential Serenades to Team-Switching Editorials

— May 22, 2014 — Pop Culture
Caleb Johnson was crowned the 13th American Idol last night, joining the ranks of these successful American Idol alums. Of course, time will only tell if he becomes as successful as Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and, of course, Kelly Clarkson. Not many have reached their full potential with this title in tow, although it has certainly opened a lot of doors.

It doesn't hurt that he has been nicknamed the 'Rock and Roll Viking.' With such a strong style, he has a good chance of being on par with these successful American Idol alums. Whether that means starring in hot fashion editorials like Katharine McPhee, singing for the president like Jennifer Hudson (who also won an Academy Award), or walking away with crates of Grammies, people will have to stay tuned.
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Songstress Baby Ballads
Songstress Baby Ballads
Jennifer Hudson Sings Sweet Rendition for Pampers Lullabies
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Viral Virtual Duets
Viral Virtual Duets
Susan Boyle & Adam Lambert Combine for Current TV Comedy Glory
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Triumphant Emotional Comebacks
Triumphant Emotional Comebacks
Jennifer Hudson Dazzles at Super Bowl 2009
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DJ-Inspired Duets
DJ-Inspired Duets
Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis Sing On 'American Idol' After Radio DJ Mashup
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Presidential Serenades (UPDATE)
Presidential Serenades (UPDATE)
Jennifer Hudson's National Anthem for Obama
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Upbeat Bod Covers
Upbeat Bod Covers
The Katharine Mcphee Shape Cover Shows off Her Hard Work
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Old-School Diva Editorials
Old-School Diva Editorials
Jennifer Hudson Stars in the Edit November 2013's Diva Issue
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Idol Hair Bidding
Idol Hair Bidding
Adam Lambert‘s Personal Posessions are a Hit on eBay
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Bright Award Show Dresses
Bright Award Show Dresses
The 2011 Oscar Fashion Statements Were Glamorous
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Popstar Portrait Pendants
Popstar Portrait Pendants
American Idol's Adam Lambert and David Cook Jewelry
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Rocker Boho Editorials
Rocker Boho Editorials
The Nylon 'Any Dream Will Do' Photoshoot Stars Performer Katharine McPhee
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Reality Career Launching
Reality Career Launching
American Idol's Kellie Pickler Skyrocketing Up Billboard Charts
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American Idol Blunders
American Idol Blunders
Adam Lambert Gets Cut Off, Yet Gets Standing Ovation From Simon
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Glitter Suits
Glitter Suits
Adam Lambert AMA Performance is all Sparkly and Emo
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Celebrity Charity Events
Celebrity Charity Events
Kelly Clarkson Stamps for Idol Gives Back
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Giant Gypsy Earrings
Giant Gypsy Earrings
Jennifer Hudson Rocks Enormous Ear Candy
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Striped Male Pants
Striped Male Pants
Adam Lambert Rocks 2-Tone Tights at Young Hollywood Awards 2009
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'Idols' as Style Icons
'Idols' as Style Icons
Adam Lambert's Fashion Sense is First With Fashionistas
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Presidential Serenades
Presidential Serenades
Jennifer Hudson's Star Spangled Banner for Obama
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Photoshopped Album Covers
Photoshopped Album Covers
Kelly Clarkson Expresses Her Approval of 'All I Ever Wanted' Pics
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Golden Disco Mermaids
Golden Disco Mermaids
Best (And Worst) Fashion at the Country Music Awards (ACM Awards)
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Eccentric Outer Jockstraps
Eccentric Outer Jockstraps
Adam Lambert's Studded Codpiece is a Ballsy Statement
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Photoshop Overdoses
Photoshop Overdoses
Kelly Clarkson's Self Magazine Shoot Raises Eyebrows
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Team-Switching Editorials
Team-Switching Editorials
The Adam Lambert "Details" Magazine Shoot Portrays Him as Straight
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