Who Won American Idol?

American Idol

American Idol is a groundbreaking reality competition show that was a talent search for singers. Every season, thousands of hopefuls auditioned for a chance to become the next American Idol.

The current judges are Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. The shows original judges were Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson.

Every week the judges provide feedback to contestants when they perform, but ultimately the American public has the final say in who becomes the next American Idol.

Winner Runner Up Date
American Idol: Season 15 Trent Harmon La'Porsha Renae Apr 7, 2016
American Idol: Season 14 Nick Fradiani Clark Beckham May 13, 2015
American Idol: Season 13 Caleb Johnson Jena Irene May 21, 2014
American Idol: Season 12 Candice Glover Kree Harrison May 16, 2013
American Idol: Season 11 Phillip Phillips Jessica Sanchez May 23, 2012
American Idol: Season 10 Scotty McCreery Laura Alaina May 25, 2011
American Idol: Season 9 Lee DeWyze Crystal Bowersox May 26, 2010
American Idol: Season 8 Kris Allen Adam Lambert May 20, 2009
American Idol: Season 7 David Cook David Archuleta May 21, 2008
American Idol: Season 6 Jordin Sparks Blake Lewis May 23, 2007
American Idol: Season 5 Taylor Hicks Katharine McPhee May 24, 2006
American Idol: Season 4 Carrie Underwood Bo Bice May 25, 2005
American Idol: Season 3 Fantasia Diana DeGarmo May 26, 2004
American Idol: Season 2 Ruben Studdard Clay Aiken May 21, 2003
American Idol: Season 1 Kelly Clarkson Justin Guarini Sep 4, 2002