Season  5

Winner: Taylor Hicks
Over 36 million people tuned in to the Season 5 finale to watch Taylor Hicks take the title, but Taylor wasn't the only the star of the season. All of the Top 10 finalists received recording contracts, and Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin, Chris Daughtry, and Kellie Pickler are some of the talented Season 5 finalists that have had huge post-Idol careers.