The American reality television series, American Idol, debuted in 2002 and had its final episode aired on April 7, 2016. For 14 years, it has produced 15 seasons of epic performances.
Several winners of the contest became recording sensations, most notably Kelly Clarkson, the winner of season one, and Carrie Underwood, the winner of season four. Other winners included Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, and Kris Allen.
Proving that success on the show was not necessarily a prerequisite to success in show business, Jennifer Hudson was voted off in season three but went on to win an Academy Award for her performance in Dreamgirls (2006), and Chris Daughtry, a finalist in season five, scored multiplatinum success with his hard rock band Daughtry. Adam Lambert, the runner-up in season eight, had success as a solo artist and also collaborated with the British rock band Queen, replacing deceased singer Freddie Mercury when the group performed live (as Queen + Adam Lambert).
Christina Aguilera will be leaving The Voice after season 10 to make way for new coaches Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys. However, it likely isn’t because she was fired, as many reports have claimed.
As for what Christina Aguilera will be doing once the currently airing season wraps up, a source recently claimed the singer would be signing on to appear on the upcoming American Idol reboot. Find out more at Inquisitr.com.