AMERICAN IDOL

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  1. Ms. I

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    Right, it's actually a blessing in disguise to be the runner-up because you've gained enough notoriety to be noticed by those in the music industry & you're free to do your own thing, yet you're NOT bound by American Idol's rules & procedures if you actually won...things like them having control over what you sing, other things you have to do for so many yrs after winning, etc., because as you know, there's a contract the winner's made to follow.
     
  2. sue35

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    I am pretty sure however that the record company the signs the winner has first dibs on the runner up also. I know they have signed both in the past
     
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    I liked the Jason Mraz song, too. That swimsuit girl was just a joke and Kara acted like an idiot. How juvenile.

    I think both Kris and Adam will have careers. They each have a niche.

    Did you hear the list of the top ten former Idol earners? Carrie Underwood was first, of course, and Jennifer Hudson was second. Did they say that on the show? I heard it on the radio.
     
  4. MuggleBug

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    So happy that Kris won!
     
  6. lemonhead

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    I had to look it up because you got me interested. Rueben isn't even on the list, and look how bad Taylor did. No Fantasia either.

    Forbes' just-unveiled list of 2009 Top-Earning "American Idol" contestants sees country singing sensation Carrie Underwood securing the No. 1 spot. Winner of the hit singing competition's 4th season is listed to have taken in an estimated $14 million earnings in the last year alone. The tally reportedly comes from her touring income, recording royalties and endorsement deals.

    Coming in 2nd place is Jennifer Hudson. The finalist of the 3rd season of "Idol" is said earning $5 million during 2008, an amount which is believed to have been bolstered by her endorsement deal with GAP. The 3rd Top-Earning "Idol" in the list is Kelly Clarkson, whose earning is estimated at $4.2 million.

    Winner of "American Idol" season 6, Jordin Sparks, also makes the list, banking an estimated $3.1 million in the past year, Forbes reports. Rounding out the Top 5 is Kellie Pickler, having made $2.3 million, thanks to the strong sales of her albums and her Sexy Hair product endorsement deal.

    Forbes' Top 10 "Idol" Earners of 2009:

    Carrie Underwood - $14 million
    Jennifer Hudson - $5 million
    Kelly Clarkson - $4.2 million
    Jordin Sparks - $3.1 million
    Kellie Pickler - $2.3 million
    Clay Aiken - $2.2 million
    Chris Daughtry - $2 million (thought it would be more)
    David Cook - $2 million
    David Archuleta - $1.3 million
    Taylor Hicks - $300,000
     
  7. TeacherSandra

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    I also saw those headlines.
    MuggleBug, did it give any numbers? :wub:
     
  8. TeacherSandra

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    WOW! I wouldn't mind making $300,000 either! :haha:
     
  9. MuggleBug

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    I don't think so. I had originally heard 38 million votes came from Arkansas alone, but then I think that was debunked. We may never know... :eek:hmy:
     
  10. DizneeTeachR

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    Lemonhead....is that what Carrie took home or just made...because when I heard the take home her first year it was not much more thatn Taylor I believe....
     
  11. lemonhead

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    what she made in '08. I suppose it was from her taxes records??
     
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    Even Simon was IN SHOCK!!!:crosseyed
    He just sat there with that look on his face when he doesn't have anything nice to say.:eek:
    Rebel1
     

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