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American Idol Season 1 (Contestants Names + Runner-ups + Winner)

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American Idol is a singing competition show which was started on 11th June, 2002 on FOX (An American TV Channel). The slogan of season 1 was “American Idol: The Search for a Superstar”! The last episode of season 1 was released on 4th September, 2002. In its 3 months of journey, stage showed numerous talent contestants proficient in pop, folk, rock, and other. In simple words, versatility could be seen easily! Although, this is an American reality show but its audiences are everywhere in the world. It is not an easy task to clear the auditions and be a part of show. Hard work, talent, continuity, and passion is need to get in. Therefore, journey of every contestant in American Idol inspires millions of people. In this post, Auditions Dekho will tell you about the contestants of American Idol Season 1.

American Idol Season 1 Top 10 Contestants

Auditions of season 1 were organized across all over the America including Maimi (Florida), New York, Dallas (Texas), Seattle (Washington), Atlanta (Georgia), Los Angeles (California), and Chicago (Illinois). Judge Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson did the difficult job of discovering superstar after countless auditions! You will be surprised to know that 121 golden tickets were given during the audition period. Now, you imagine how many tried to participate in American Season 1! Below is the list of top 10 contestants which includes winner and runner ups.

Kelly Clarkson (Winner): She is one of the famous pop singers in American! She started ascending ladder of fame after winning American Idol. She was just of 20 years old when won season 1. She has won many precious awards in music including Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and Academy of Country Music Awards. Watch the below video to see her journey in this reality show.

Justin Guarini (1st Runner Up): He is now one of the famous playback singer in American. He is known for his rock music. He gave many heart touching performances during in journey of American Idol including Before Your Love, A Moment Like This, Respect (By Otis Redding), and Get Here (By Brenda Russell). You can get enough information about Justin Guarini at http://www.justinguarini.com/ which is his own official website. Check the below video to see some of his performances.

Nikki McKibbin (3rd Runner Up): She earned accolades of people in American Idol and Popstars. Unfortunately, she did not get success in winning the title of American Idol but now she lives in heart of rock-music lovers! In 2007, she made her debut from album named “Unleashed”! When we listen her performances, it touches our soul. Some of her soulful performances are Edge of Seventeen, Without You, Black Velvet, Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me.

Other Contestants: Tamyra Gray, R.J. Helton, Christina Christen, Ryan Starr, A.J. Gill, Jim Verraros, and Ejay Day.  

Sonali Verma
Sonali Verma is content creator at Auditions Dekho! She loves to write on technical seo, travel blogs, and brand about us. Her aim is write books on team and time management.

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