MANILA, Philippines—“American Idol” is back with Season 8. In Manila, premiere broadcasts are set today and tomorrow on Q 11, 6-7:35 p.m., with replays at 7:55 p.m.
Over the years, “Idol” has found plenty of new talent, as well as some unlikely heroes.
Following is a look at where some of the most memorable contestants are now:
Kelly Clarkson—Former cocktail waitress and first winner in 2002 who sold more than 20 million albums and had eight Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100; double Grammy and four-time American Music Award winner; currently working on a fourth album due out in March.