Saturday 1 October 2016

5 most memorable American Idol moments

Published 11/05/2015 | 16:42

Blast from the past: A fresh faced Kelly Clarkson on Season 1 of American Idol in 2002
Blast from the past: A fresh faced Kelly Clarkson on Season 1 of American Idol in 2002

Hit US talent show American Idol is coming to an end this year.

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Fox made the announcement today that the next season of the show, which returns in January, will be its last.

Read more: American Idol cancelled - show will wrap after upcoming 15th season

The final season is supposed to pay tribute to the last 14 series of the show, which was once the most popular tv show in America.

At its peak, American Idol was attracting audiences of up to 36 million viewers.

The show is also responsible for launching the careers of countless superstars.

Here are our five favourite performances over the last 14 years.

1. Jordin Sparks (Winner of Season 6/2007)

2. Jennifer Hudson (Finalist Season 3/2004)

3 Kelly Clarkson  (Winner of Season 1/2002)

4. Ruben Studdard (Winner of Season 2/2003)

5. Carrie Underwood (Winner of Season 4/2005)

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