What better way to prepare for the last season than by looking at photos of all of Idol's past champions? Check out the gallery to see all of the winners!
Now, let's take a look back at some of our favorites. How can we forget Candice Glover, who was the first female American Idol winner in six (long) seasons — Jordin Sparks took the crown in 2007! Three times was the charm for the R&B songstress, who auditioned three times before finally making it onto show and then beating out country singer Kree Harrison in the season finale. Post-show, Candice landed on the Billboard 100 with her single "I Am Beautiful" from her debut album, Music Speaks.
Another one of our faves isPhillip Phillips, the handsome Georgia boy who was the only contestant to have never hit the Bottom 3 or 2 on Season 11! His debut album, The World From This Side of the Moon, went platinum and he also was the opening act on John Mayer's Born and Raised world tour in 2013!