In the 15 years American Idol was on air, it propelled the careers of countless talented musicians into the mainstream.
For many unlucky others, however, it was the heartbreak of a lifetime as millions of viewers across the nation watched as the hopeful stars had their dreams crushed by the panel of famous judges each week.
Season 14's ' American Idol' top 24 have been announced, and along with the expected ringers, there are quite a few surprise omissions: Cody Fry, Emily Brooke, and Jaq Mackenzie to name but three. Not only did "Bubbly" eventually become a massive international hit for her, without ' Idol's' help, but it's since been covered by various other ' Idol' hopefuls, like Casey James, Katie Stevens, and Katelyn Epperly.
but instead was persuaded to audition for American Idol along with his brother Daniel and his friend Cale Mills.
I was glad, when I auditioned, that they said no," she explained to USA Today.) Apparently Colbie had reason to be glad.
Mary Lambert The "She Keeps Me Warm" songstress, best known for singing the hook of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's marriage equality anthem "Same Love," tried out for ' Idol' at age 16 and, according to an interview with Ryan Seacrest, "did not go far at all!
SEE ALSO: Fox exec calls ABC's 'American Idol' reboot 'fraudulent,' reveals network planned 2020 revival According to Us Weekly, "American Idol" alum Chris Daughtry, is set to join the upcoming reboot as a judge, after competing in the show's fifth season, which was eventually won by Taylor Hicks.
He finished in fourth place back in 2006, but went on to become the third best-selling "Idol" alum with his band, Daughtry, behind winners Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.