Best: Kelly Clarkson Is Crowned the First American Idol, Season 1
It's hard to believe that Season 1 of American Idol got things so right with its coronation of Kelly Clarkson. While other winners have faded into the background over the course of a decade and a half, Clarkson has remained a household name (only Carrie Underwood has been able to give her a real run for her money). Not only was Clarkson the perfect pick, but so was her coronation song, "A Moment Like This," which is one of the most memorable original songs to ever come out of Idol. Some people wait a lifetime, indeed.