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Based on the Pop Idol format which discovered British singer-songwriter Will Young, American Idol has been running for 13 seasons and turned out international superstars including season 1 champion Kelly Clarkson, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, singer-turned-actress Katharine McPhee, acclaimed country star Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert and Jordin Sparks. It also raised the profile of its host Ryan Seacrest, who has since gone on to become one of the most successful primetime broadcasters and producers in the US.

Over the years, some of the biggest musicians, entertainers and industry executives on the globe have sat behind the judges' desk on American Idol, including Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Steven Tyler, Paula Abdul, Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson. The current panel comprises of Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.
American Idol Top Story Harry Connick Jr performs 'Chandelier' for fellow American Idol judges The American Idol judge screeches his way through a memorable performance.
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