The Season Ten finale of American Idol is tonight and the two young finalists are some of the most talented competitors to be seen on the show in its nine-year span. Both [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lauren Alaina[/lastfm], 16, and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Scotty McCreery[/lastfm], 17, have the potential to become the next teenage country superstars.
After watching their auditions this season, we started to wonder what the auditions of past American Idol winners looked like and culled together auditions from every season of American Idol.
Watch these stars at their start and then vote for whether you think Lauren Alaina or Scotty McCreery will win tonight.
Season 1: [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kelly Clarkson[/lastfm]
As the first winner of the American Idol television show, Kelly Clarkson did a great job showing the winners of the seasons after her just what pop success looks like. During her audition in 2002, we see a very fresh-faced Clarkson sing in front of the judges with minimal stage fright.
She even sat down at the judges table and pretended to “judge” Randy. That was our first glimpse at not only her gorgeous voice, but her feisty personality.