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American Idol Runners-Up Rise: Five Who Made It Big!

As the competition heats up on season 10 of American Idol, all but one will hear the words "you're going home tonight." Just because their time on Idol will come to an end, it doesn't mean their careers are over! As past years have shown us, many young hopefuls go on to even bigger and better things after departing the show's stage. From Jennifer Hudson to Chris Daughtry and Adam Lambert, here are five of our favorites who found huge success after getting the boot on AI.

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Sharon1031 Sharon1031 6 years
Adam is the best thing to ever happen to American Idol and they know it. He is OTT talented and has such showmanship. He is now a worldwide star.
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