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Future American Idols, take note: You’ve got some big shoes to fill!

We hear a lot about the successes of Idol winners like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood — duh, because they’re amazing — but we can’t forget about our other Idol favorites who are out there doing incredible things after their time on the show whether or not they won the whole thing. Example A: Season 5’s Mandisa, who took home her very first Grammy award last night!

She’s been nominated three times in the past and this year Mandisa finally got her trophy! Her album, Overcomer, got two nominations in the Christian Music category and won Best Contemporary Christian Music Album! According to The Hollywood Reporter, the title track from the album has hit number one on the Billboard Christian Charts; Mandisa credits the inspiration for the song to Good Morning America host Robin Roberts.

In the years since Idol, Mandisa has also lost 100 pounds and is looking healthier and happier than ever!

Despite the obstacles she had to Overcome (see what we did there?) Mandisa has proven she’s a star! And now she has the Grammy win to prove it.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter