From Glambert To Kelly: The Greatest 'American Idol' Finalists Ranked

With news that 'American Idol' will be canceled after next season, it's time to count down the 21 greatest finalists in the show's history: from Kelly Clarkson to Adam Lamber, Chris Daughtry and Melinda Doolittle.

No Congress For Clay Aiken, But He Did Score Something Last Night...

Clay Aiken loses the congressional race in North Carolina, but gains an Esquire docu-series about his campaign.

Clay Aiken Says Celebs With Nude Pics 'Deserve What They Get'

Aiken is running for congress in North Carolina.

Clay Aiken, President Obama Disappointed By North Carolina Gay Marriage Ban

'In general, we have always been a state that takes responsible steps and this is an example ... of the state taking a very irresponsible step,' says Aiken of the ban.

Clay Aiken Says Rihanna Has 'Pitch Problems'

'American Idol' alum takes shots at Rihanna, admits to plastic surgery.

Aubrey O'Day, Clay Aiken Join 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Donald Trump's season 12 cast also includes Adam Carolla, Dee Snider and George Takei.

'American Idol' 10th-Anniversary Album Features Winners' Biggest Hits

Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry and Clay Aiken are also included on 12-song set.

Clay Aiken Would Replace 'American Idol' Judge Simon Cowell

'I would not be as caustic as he is, but if they want to call me, bring it on,' the season-two runner-up says.

Clay Aiken Rips Adam Lambert, 'American Idol' On His Blog

Aiken's post has since been removed from his site.

The 10 Greatest 'American Idol' Contestants Of All Time

Latest champ Kris Allen didn't make our list, but you might be surprised by who did.

Mary J. Blige, Clay Aiken Loved Singing For '30 Rock'

Singers had a blast participating in season finale's 'Kidney Now!' benefit show.

Was Clay Aiken Dropped From His Label?

'American Idol' alum absent from RCA's Grammy press material and label Web site.

Ashlee Simpson, Pete Wentz, Clay Aiken, Jamie Lynn Spears And Other Surprising New Parents Of 2008

Hollywood baby booms are nothing new, but we didn't expect some of these celebs to become moms and dads.

Simon Cowell, 'Claymates' React To Clay Aiken's Coming Out

'I don't think anyone cares,' 'American Idol' judge says, while fans respond with support, disappointment.

Clay Aiken On Coming Out: 'I Cannot Raise A Child To Lie Or To Hide Things'

Announcement comes a day after Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson confirmed their relationship.

Clay Aiken Apparently Announces That He's Gay

People magazine cover bearing announcement is posted on; mag neither confirms nor denies accuracy.

'American Idol' Vet Clay Aiken Becomes A Dad

Son, Parker Foster Aiken, was born Friday morning.

'American Idol' Vet Clay Aiken To Be A Father: Report

Mother is Jaymes Foster, executive producer of Aiken's recent album, according to TMZ.

'American Idol' Video Timeline: Six Seasons Of High Notes And Hot Messes

From Jordin to Kelly, 'Idol' expert Jim Cantiello relives each season of the cultural phenomenon in 60 seconds.

Missy Elliott Goes 3-D In New Video; Plus Foxy Brown, Styles P, Clay Aiken, Radiohead, Arcade Fire & More, In For The Record

Judge denies Brown's jail-release request; Styles P hops onto AZ album; Aiken too busy to date.

Akon's Drummer, Others Reportedly Injured Before Gig; Plus Owen Wilson, Diddy, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Saul Williams & More, In For The Record

Wilson reportedly gives first interview after suicide attempt; Diddy says J. Lo will make 'a great mother'; hit-and-run charge dropped against Spears.

Beyonce Visits Injured Fans; Plus T.I., Young Jeezy, Maroon 5, Jay-Z, Panic! At The Disco, Bloc Party, Phil Spector & More, In For The Record

Jeezy checks out Tip's album-release party; Adam Levine's band plots North American tour; NAACP chairman takes swipe at Jay-Z.

'American Idol' Video Timeline: Five Seasons In Five Minutes (Or 2,500 Words)

From Justin to Taylor, commentator Jim Cantiello relives each season in this unique words-and-video report.

Your Guide To The Flood Of 'Idol' Albums Taking Over Record Stores

Taylor or 'Tasia? Katharine or Clay? We help you navigate 'American Idol' alums' new releases.