So who will it be? Adam or Allison, Danny or Li'l? No matter what the outcome, chances are you'll be seeing a CD by each of them in not too distant future.
Out of the past 7 seasons of American Idol, more than 40 contestants have released their own CDs. Kelly Clarkson holds the crown for the most sold by any American Idol contestant, but Carrie Underwood is hot on her heels. Clay Aiken and Chris Daughtry are the next biggest selling artists, and they didn't even with their Idol competitions. Just goes to show that fame (and 120 minutes per week of Prime Time television exposure) will get you everywhere.
Check out these CDs by top-selling American Idol contestants, and take a stroll down memory lane:
Carrie Underwood (Season 4 winner) Some Hearts (2005) Carnival Ride (2007) Clay Aiken (Season 2 runner-up) Measure of a Man (2003) Merry Christmas With Love (2004) A Thousand Different Ways (2006) On My Way Here (2008) Chris Daughtry (Season 5, 4th place) Daughtry (2006)
Jordin Sparks (season 6 winner) Jordin Sparks (2007)
Josh Gracin (Season 2, 4th place) Josh Gracin (2004)
Bo Bice (Season 4 runner-up) The Real Thing (2005)
Jennifer Hudson (Season 3, 7th place) Jennifer Hudson (2008)
David Archuleta (Season 7 runner-up) David Archuleta (2008)
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And although they never went Gold or Platinum, these artists also took a stab or two at stardom, and we've got the CDs to prove it!
Bucky Covington (2007) Katherine McPhee (2007) Blake Lewis: Audio Day Dream (2007) Mandisa: True Beauty (2007), It's Christmas (2008) Diana DeGarmo: Blue Skies (2004) Justin Guarini (2003) Melinda Doolittle: Coming Back to You (2009) George Huff: Miracles (2005) Paris Bennett: A Royal Christmas (2008) Ace Young (2008) Corey Clark (2005)