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Dare To Dream: What Happened To Some Of Your Favorite ‘American Idol’ Winners?

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American Idol brought us so many amazing singers during its original 15-season run on Fox. With ABC reviving the show, we take a look back at some of the show’s previous winners. If you think we’re discussing major acts like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, think again.

Ruben Studdard

In 2013, season two winner Ruben Studdard returned to reality television as a contestant on The Biggest Loser. By the time the show ended, the singer lost an astonishing 119 pounds. To this day, he continues to tour and make music. In 2018, Studdard released a Luther Vandross tribute album titled Ruben Sings Luther.

Moses Robinson

Taylor Hicks

After winning season five, Taylor Hicks released his platinum-selling debut album on Arista. In 2013, he became the first Idol winner to have a Vegas residency. In the fall of 2017, the singer released his first song in eight years with “Six Strings and Diamond Rings.” He currently hosts the cooking show State Plate.

Jason LaVeris

Kris Allen

Kris Allen spent years touring in support of five studio albums since winning season eight. In 2017, he started a new musical project with touring members Cale Mills and Chris Torres called The Dames. When he’s not playing shows, he’s taking care of his two children with his wife Katy.

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Lee DeWyze

In 2010, season nine winner Lee DeWyze broke onto the music scene with his debut single “Sweet Serendipity.” While he wasn’t as successful as previous winners, the Illinois native has still been releasing music for his fans. In 2018, he released his seventh studio album Paranoia on Shanchie Records.

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Phillip Phillips

Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips holds the title of best-selling American Idol single with “Home.” The Georgia native has spent time on the road with Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls. Aside from singing, Phillips is supporting numerous causes such as the Veterans Health Research Institute and Habitat for Humanity.

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Where Is SNL’s Cheri Oteri Now?

Actress and comedian Cheri Oteri had a great start to her career. After her career in the Groundlings comedy troupe, she starred on SNL and several major films. Yet, her time in the spotlight was unfortunately short-lived. Find out what happened to this Hollywood star, whose legacy we still remember today. Cheri Off To A Great Start In 1995, Saturday Night...

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Serena Williams Sings “I Touch Myself” For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

For those who don't know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To kick off the month, Serena Williams shot a moving video to advise women to check themselves on a regular basis. Message For The Masses Williams recently shot her own music video, covering the Divynls' classic hit, "I Touch Myself." Though the original song has a sexual connotation, Williams'...

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Chevy Chase Managed To Make Things Even More Awkward With Donald Glover

Chevy Chase, star of the National Lampoon's Vacation series and original cast member of Saturday Night Live, is as big a movie legend as anyone could hope to be. However, in his later years, Chevy's fame is beginning to fall in the wake of several PR mishaps. What happened between him and up-and-coming star Donald Glover? Here's what we know so...

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