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
Over 15 seasons, many of show's might-have-beens went on to even more successful solo careers than the winners
Season 8 runner-up performed new single "Welcome to the Show" with Laleh
Singer also performs "Stone Cold," teases upcoming tour with Nick Jonas
First winner of reality competition series brings judges, self to tears while singing ballad "Piece By Piece"
Rapper chooses to perform "Gold Digger" for Jennifer Lopez lyric
"My name is Kanye," rapper says in surprise appearance. "I'm from the south side of Chicago"
Fox's mother of all singing-competition shows preps its swan song, while NBC scratches our Stefani-Shelton itch
Rapper receives coveted Golden Ticket to Hollywood Week for his a cappella "Gold Digger"
Fiddle and steel-laced tune paves the way for Aerosmith frontman's Nashville-approved solo album
Ratings juggernaut and discoverer of Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood will stage "season-long celebratory event" in 2016
New video inspired by Johnson's encounter with a child suffering from pediatric brain cancer
"Success is cyclical anyway, and no matter what happens, man, if I can do this and make a living, awesome"
Colbie Caillat and Naya Rivera from 'Glee' are just a few famous names who were rejected by the singing competition
"I have not felt that I have been free to conduct my career in a way that I am comfortable with," he says in a statement