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Remember When! See Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Every American Idol Winners' First Auditions

Believe it or not, but the original ""   won the first season of the reality singing series 21 years ago!

Clarkson topped the charts with her debut single "A Moment Like This" and has gone on to release eight albums, win three  and become a coach on  and host of  and her eponymous daytime talk show. And don't forget her , other TV appearances and her children's books. Plus, she's a busy working mother of two! This just goes to show there is no stopping this Texas native.

As the show continues to search for the next singing sensation for the 2023 edition of , let's take a look back at the audition performances of all of the  winners over the last two decades.

American Idol winners list (with auditions)

Season 1 (2002) winner: Kelly Clarkson

Season 2 (2003) winner: Ruben Studdard

Season 3 (2004) winner: Fantasia Barrino 

Season 4 (2005) winner: Carrie Underwood

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