10 Years of Idols

Justin Guarini, Nikki McKibbin and Kelly Clarkson in a scene leading up to American Idol's first finale. (FOX Photo)Welcome to a new feature of Idol Chatter — a look back at 10 years worth of American Idols.

Click on the names of any former Idol finalist below and you’ll be taken to a page that includes videos of their past Idol performances, at least the ones still available on YouTube.  Apologies ahead of time if any of the videos posted are no longer available.

You’ll also find a photo of each contestant from their days on Idol (some of the transformations are pretty wild), plus links to the artist’s Website and Twitter, MySpace and Facebook pages.

It’s amazing how many of the former Idol finalists are still involved in the entertainment industry in one way or another.

The links to the season one finalists also include mini bios, and a video of their more current work. All the links will eventually include those features.

A special thank you to Barb Mundis for tracking down the videos. A special plea to fans: If you know of a Twitter, Facebook or MySpace link I haven’t provided, please pass it along. It’s amazing how many impostors there are out there.

And, finally, an apology to fans of American Idol, season 8. Very few videos of performances from that season still exist on YouTube.

Personally, I think it’s part of a conspiracy to make us forget Idol’s most embarrassing moment — when Adam Lambert wasn’t voted American Idol.

At the bottom of the links to past finalists, you’ll also find a list of semifinalists from each past season.

Hope you enjoy.

Season One

1. Kelly Clarkson
2. Justin Guarini
3. Nikki McKibbin
4. Tamyra Gray
5. R.J. Helton
6. Christina Christian
7. Ryan Starr
8. A.J. Gill
9. Jim Varraros
9. EJay Day

Season Two

1. Ruben Studdard
2. Clay Aiken
3. Kimberley Locke
4. Josh Gracin
5. Trenyce
6. Carmen Rasmusen
7. Kimberly Caldwell
8. Rickey Smith
9. Corey Clark
10. Julia DeMato
11. Charles Grigsby
12. Vanessa Olivarez

Season Three

1. Fantasia Barrino
2. Diana DeGarmo
3. Jasmine Trias
4. La Toya London
5. George Huff
6. John Stevens
7. Jennifer Hudson
8. Jon Peter Lewis
9. Camile Velasco
10. Amy Adams
11. Matthew Rogers
12. Leah LaBelle

Season Four

1. Carrie Underwood
2. Bo Bice
3. Vonzell Solomon
4. Anthony Fedorov
5. Scott Savol
6. Constantine Maroulis
7. Anwar Robinson
8. Nadia Turner
9. Nikko Smith
10. Jessica Sierra
11. Mikalah Gordon
12. Lindsay Cardinale

Season Five

1. Taylor Hicks
2. Katharine McPhee
3. Elliott Yamin
4. Chris Daughtry
5. Paris Bennett
6. Kellie Pickler
7. Ace Young
8. Bucky Covington
9. Mandisa
10. Lisa Tucker
11. Kevin Covais
12. Melissa McGhee

Season Six

1. Jordin Sparks
2. Blake Lewis
3. Melinda Doolittle
4. Lakisha Jones
5. Phil Stacey
5. Chris Richardson
7. Sanjaya Malakar
8. Haley Scarnato
9. Gina Glocksen
10. Chris Sligh
11. Stephanie Edwards
12. Brandon Rogers

Season Seven

1. David Cook
2. David Archuleta
3. Syesha Mercado
4. Jason Castro
5. Brooke White
6. Carly Smithson
7. Kristy Lee Cook
8. Michael Johns
9. Ramiele Malubay
10. Chikezie
11. Amanda Overmyer
12. David Hernandez

Season Eight

1. Kris Allen
2. Adam Lambert
3. Danny Gokey
4. Allison Iraheta
5. Matt Giraud
6. Anoop Desai
6. Lil Rounds
8. Scott MacIntyre
9. Megan Joy
10. Michael Sarver
11. Alexis Grace
12. Jorge Nunez
12. Jasmine Murray

Season Nine

1. Lee DeWyze
2. Crystal Bowersox
3. Casey James
4. Michael Lynche
5. Aaron Kelly
6. Siobhan Magnus
7. Tim Urban
8. Katie Stevens
9. Andrew Garcia
10. Didi Benami
11. Paige Miles
12. Lacey Brown

Season Ten

1. Scotty McCreery
2. Lauren Alaina
3. Haley Reinhart
4. James Durbin
5. Jacob Lusk
6. Casey Abrams
7. Stefano Langone
8. Paul McDonald
9. Pia Toscano
10. Naima Adedapo
10. Thia Megia
12. Karen Rodriguez
13. Ashthon Jones

Season 1 Semifinalists

Wild Card Eliminations
Chris Aaron
Kelli Glover
Alexis Lopez
Angela J. Peel

Semifinals Round 3
Christoper Badano
Khaleef Chiles
Kristin Holt
Melanie Sanders
Mark Scott
Tanesha Ross

Semifinals Round 2
Alexandra Bachelier
Jamar
Jazmin Lowery
Gil Sinuet
Tenia Taylor

Semifinals Round 1
Natalia Burge
Rodesia Eaves
Brad Estrin
Adriel Herrera
Justinn Waddell

Season 2 Semifinals

Wild Card
Aliceyn Cooeny
Chip Days
Janine Falsone
Olivia Mojica
Nasheka Siddall

Semifinal Group 4
Juanita Barber
Sylvia Chibiliti
Ashley hartman
Patrick Lake

Semifinal Group 3
Samantha Cohen
Equoia Coleman
Louis Gazzara
Kimberly Kelsey
Jodan Segundo
George Trice

Semifinal Group 2
Rebecca Bond
Candice Coleman
jennifer Fuentes
Hadas
Jacob John Smalley

Semifinal Group 1

J.D. Adams
Meosha Denton
Patrick Fortson
Bettis Richardson

Season 3 Semifinals

Wild Card
Elizabeth LeTendre
Matthew Metzger
Suzy Vulaca
Katie Webber

Semifinal Round 4
Heather Piccinni
John Preator
Tiara Purifoy
Lisa Wilson

Semifinal Round 3
Charly Lowry
Jonah Moananu
Eric Yoder

Semifinal Round 2
Lisa Leuschner
Marisa Joy
Kara Master
Briana Ramirez-Rial
Jesus Roman
Noel Roman

Semifinal Round 1
Marque Lynche
Ashley Thomas
Erskin Walcott
Season 4 *

Withdrew: Mario Vasquez

Semifinals Round 3
Amanda Avila
Janay Castine
Travis Tucker
Nikko Smith

Semifinals Round 2
Joseph Mureana
David Brown
Aloha Mischeaux
Celina Rae

Semifinals Round 1
Judd Harris
Jared Yates
Sarah Mather
Melinda Lira

Season 5

Semifinals Round 3
Ayla Brown
Kinnik Sky
Will Maker
Gedeon McKinney

Semifinals Round 2
Heather Cox
Brenna Gethers
David Radford
Jose Penala

Semifinals Round 1
Stevie Scott
Becky O’Donohue
Patrick Hall
Bobby Bennett

Season 6

Semifinals Round 3
Antonella Barba
Sabrina Sloan
Sundance Head
Jared Cotter

Semifinals Round 2
Leslie Hunt
Alaina Alexander
Nicholas Pedro
A.J. Tabaldo

Semifinals Round 3
Nicole Tranquillo
Amy Krebs
Rudy Cardenas
Paul Kim

Season 7

Semifinals Round 3
Asia’h Epperson
Kady Malloy
Danny Noriega
Luke Menard

Semifinals Round 2
Alaina Whitaker
Alexandrea Lushington
Robbie Carrico
Jason Yeager

Semifinals Round 3
Joanna Borgella
Amy Davis
Garrett Haley
Colton Berry

Season 8

Wild Card Eliminations
Jesse Langseth
Tatiana Del Toro
Ricky Braddy
Von Smith

Semifinals Round 3
Arianna Afsar
Felicia Barton
Kendall Beard
Kristen McNamara
Taylor Vaifanua
Ju’Not Joyner
Nathaniel Marshall
Alex Wagner-Trugman

Semifinals Round 2
Mishavonna Henson
Jeanine Vailes
Matt Breitzke
Kai Kalama
Nick Mitchell

Semifinals Round 3
Ann Marie Boskovich
Casey Carlson
Jackie Tohn
Stevie Wright
Stephen Fowler
Brent Keith

Season 9

Semifinals Round 3
Lilly Scott
Katelyn Epperly
Alex Lambert
Todrick Hall

Semifinals Round 2
Haeley Vaughn
Michelle Delamor
Jermaine Sellers
John Park

Semifinals Round 3
Ashley Rodriguez
Janell Wheeler
Joe Munoz
Tyler Grady

Season 10 Semifinalists

Girls
Julie Zarrilla
Lauren Turner
Rachel Zevita
Tatynisa Wilson

Guys
Brett Loewenstern
Clint Gamboa
Jordan Dorsey
Tim Halperin

Wild Card Contestants
Robbie Rosen
Kendra Chantelle
Jovany Barreto