What happens to Renae or whichever finalist should win Thursday night is unclear.“Idol” winners have gone on to incredible success stories, though several in recent years have quickly fallen into obscurity.
Allen famously beat Adam Lambert in the competition, which remains one of the show’s sore points.
The singer-songwriter has yet to establish much of an identity, which has been a problem for several “Idol” winners.
De Wyze followed up his “Idol” win with his biggest album, “Live It Up,” featuring “Sweet Serendipity” and “Beautiful Like You.” It debuted just within the top 20 of Billboard 200.
He has steadily and quietly released albums since then including “What Once Was” (2012), “Frames” (2013) and “Oil & Water” (2016).
” It’s been awhile since we heard that shouted out.
The salt-and-pepper haired Hicks boasted a good-natured personality, soul-laced vocals and a strong fan base en route to his “Idol” win.: “Home” and “Gone Gone Gone,” from “The World From the Side of the Moon,” sold millions of copies, and the album sold more than a million copies as well.