14 Awesomest American Idol Alums

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American Idol is about to say goodbye.

Fox has announced that Season 15 will be the final season, meaning that there will be a farewell run next winter and spring. But 2016 will be the swan song.

Before Ryan Seacrest welcomes us for the last time, however, and before Jennifer Lopez causes our jaws to drop all the way to the floor before signing off, let's run it back, shall we?

Let's. Here, we take a look at our 14 favorite American Idol alumni from the (almost 14) seasons in the books thus far.

Not all these artists won, but they all did leave an indelible impression:

1. Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson
All hail queen Kelly! The original American Idol winner has a powerhouse voice and hits galore. And her daughter is SO cute!

2. Phillip Phillips

Phillip Phillips
Season 11's victor Phillip Phillips not only has the same first and last name, his song home is the best-selling American Idol single!

3. Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia Barrino
Fantasia has starred on Broadway numerous times and can call herself a Grammy winner.

4. Paul McDonald

Paul McDonald
Season 11's folk-rock crooner Paul is a mega-talent. Plus, he was once to married Twilight star Nicki Reed. They got divorce, but nice catch!

5. Kellie Pickler

Kellie Pickler
Country cutie Kellie Pickler giggled her way into America's hearts on season 5. She is also a Dancing With The Stars winner!

6. David Cook

David Cook
Season 7's David Cook was a fan favorite and the ultimate winner, besting David Archuleta.

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You are obviously mentally disturbed not to have Carrie at 1A or 1B. But 14!!!!!! Give me a break. Lousy article. Makes no sense whatsoever.

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Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]