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ASHLAND — The TV talent show “American Idol” can bring an impressive amount of attention and success to those who do well on the program. When you look at the list of the talent show’s winners over the last 20 years, some contestants like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood have found big-time success after the show.

Many times, it is the runner-up contestants who find fame and fortune, with Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Chris Daughtry, Kelly Pickler and the lead singer of Queen, Adam Lambert, being a few who have taken full advantage of their international exposure. There are many other winners and runners-up, however, who have faded from view.

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