Why LGBT Performers Never Won 'American Idol'
Series was built on being mean. But a special sort of meanness was reserved for auditioners that fell into the queer end of the spectrum
'American Idol': 16 of the Best Losers Ranked
Over 15 seasons, many of show's might-have-beens went on to even more successful solo careers than the winners
Clay Aiken Wants Your Vote Again
The ‘Idol’ star is running for Congress. Can he pull off a huge upset?
Clay Aiken Announces Congressional Run
Singer details impoverished past and political goals in campaign video
Clay Aiken Through the Years
Keeping up with the 'American Idol' favorite
American Idol's Winners and Losers
Where Are They Now?
Who Should Be the New 'American Idol' Judge? Rolling Stone Ranks the Mentors
A Thousand Different Ways
Clay Aiken Spreads Joy
Crooner launches holiday tour, readies next record
Merry Christmas With Love
Measure of a Man
Clay Aiken: New Kid on the Block
He transformed a number-two finish on "American Idol" into instant stardom. Now he talks about the trauma that turned him into a survivor