'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

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9. Constantine Maroulis, Season 4

How Far Did He Go: Sixth place

Most Memorable Performance: "Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen

Biggest Hit: His debut album, Constantine, peaked at 65 on the Hot 100 chart.

Career: Known for his intense eye-contact with the camera, Maroulis was the swaggering rock charmer of season 4. Although he only made it halfway to the crown, he's the only Idol contestant with a Tony nomination to his name. After a quiet music career, he turned to the stage, originating the role of Drew in Broadway’s Rock of Ages in 2009 as well as performing the title role in Jekyll and Hyde in 2012.

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