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'American Idol' Winners and Runners-Up: Where Are They Now?

Being crowned the winner of American Idol doesn't guarantee an illustrious musical career -- or even hits for that matter. Heck, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry never even made it to finale night and their careers are doing just fine. So with the latest season about to kick off, let's take a look back on all the past winners and runner ups and see how they've fared since their Idol days.

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By Esther Gim on Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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