Hudson finished in seventh place in Season 3, but “Idol,” would end up catapulting her to stardom.In 2006, she took home an Oscar for “Dreamgirls” and then went on to land roles in other feature films. Clarkson is the original “American Idol,” with a career now spanning well over a decade.At its peak in 2006, the entertainment series drew in 36 million viewers for its season finale, though ratings have slid over the past few years.
She’s released six studio albums, won several Grammy awards and headlined world-wide tours.
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American musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Daughtry and as the fourth-place contestant on the fifth season of American Idol.
After his elimination from Idol, he was given a record deal by RCA Records and formed a band called Daughtry.