This past Sunday, the 21st season of American Idol premiered on ABC. So yeah, you can now buy American Idol a glass of wine or a beer. Two networks, a bunch of judge changes (remember Nicki Manaj, Mariah Carey, Ellen were all judges), and a few "gap years" to find itself...the show continues. While he had a co-host in season one (remember Brian Dunkleman??), Ryan Seacrest has been there for the whole run!
Idol has churned out stars like Kelly Clarkson, the first winner, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, and more. Wayyyyyyy back in the day, I interviewed Seacrest at the Idol audition in Portland. Check it out below...Seacrest looks the same, I've aged.
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