‘American Idol,’ ‘The Voice’ + ‘X Factor’ Winners Through the Years
From Star Search to Showtime at the Apollo, singing reality shows have long been popular on TV. But when Kelly Clarkson won the first-ever American Idol title in 2002, the popularity of the singing competitions soared instantly. Following Clarkson's victory, not only did American Idol become the must-see competition show for many years but also brought other televised singing contests like The X Factor and The Voice to the spotlight.
Given all of the people who competed in these star-making series, we wanted to look back at the long list of winners — some, if not all, of whom are still making hit records today. Peep the gallery above for a roundup of every single American Idol, The Voice and U.S. and UK X Factor winner ever.