Didn't you forget about the biggest star from American Idol, Carrie Underwood? She has been far and away the most successful of all the Idol winners.
And there have been some great follwers, Jennifer Hudson was once on Idol and she won an Academy Award for her performance in "Dream Girls".
Scotty McCreery has been the best since Chris Daughtry, he has won a ton of awards, and like country music or not, he is going to be bonifide star.
Phillip Phillips, hereafter referred to as "P.P.", couldn't even hold court with John Fogerty. He doesn't know the first thing about duets, and as for his wardrobe, he really needs to get with the program and quit looking like a bum of the streets.
Unless they fix the Idol voting methods, so anyone under 18 can't vote, I will never watch another American Idol show.
Well, I haven't watched the show since the first season, so I can't say I know all of those who won. Yes, Carrie Underwood is successful but really only in the world of country music. Kelly Clarkson has branched out to various genres. I guess it's probably because I rarely listen to modern country (I only have Johnny Cash and the theme song to True Blood in my iTunes library, and I know a lot of stuff from the late 90s and early 00s). And I know J-Hud, but she wasn't a winner (which is why I didn't include her; and Dreamgirls
is great--And I Am Telling You
is fantastic). I don't really know much/anything about Scotty McCreery, but a lot of country stars stay in country; he may be a star, but we'll just have to see if he can break out of just country. Again, I don't listen to country, but I've never heard any of his songs, and only a few of Carrie's. To me, since Kelly Clarkson has been around for a decade or so, she just has more presence (plus she's been on this season's The Voice and will be on Duets).
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