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    Top 10 Earning Idols Last Year.

    Forbes has put out their annual list of top earning ex Idols. Is your fave listed?

    Forbes: Top-Earning American Idols 2013 - Carrie Underwood at No.1

    Carrie Underwood has come quite far since winning American Idol in 2005 - and it's afe to say the show has made good on its titular promise.

    Underwood tops this year's list of the highest-paid Idol alums, pulling in $31 million thanks to platinum-selling Blown Away, extensive touring and endorsement deals with the likes of Olay. Not only is that more than any Idol contestant, but it exceeds the annual earnings of last year's judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.

    All in all, Underwood has earned $83 million over the past five years, and she's one of many acts continuing to profit from her exposure on the show. Kelly Clarkson ranks second with $7 million, banking the bulk of her bucks on the road. She's followed by 2012 winner Phillip Phillips and 2009 runner-up Adam lambert, who are tied for third with $5 million apiece.

    1. Carrie Underwood ($31 million)
    2. Kelly Clarkson ($7 million)
    3. Phillip Phillips e Adam Lambert ($5 million)
    5. Daughtry ($4 million)
    6. Scotty McCreery ($3 million)
    7. Taylor Hicks ($2.5 million)
    8. Fantasia Barrino e Kellie Pickler ($1.5 million)
    10. Katharine McPhee e Jennifer Hudson ($1 million)

    *These numbers reflect pretax earnings from June 2012 through June 2013.

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    I'm sort of surprised Taylor Hicks is still pulling in that kind of money, but good for him and everyone else on the list! I adore Kelly and my two guys tied for third. Glad to see them doing well.
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    Taylor has a long term gig at Bally and now at Paris in Las Vegas so the regular money adds up
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    I don't find fault with the Taylor thing either. That Vegas gig has to pay pretty nice.
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    I love Kelly Clarkson and Adam can do no wrong .I am so happy for them
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    I'm glad Fantasia is still in the mix. I have a handful of idol favorites. She and Kelly are tied for 1st place for me.

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    Re: Top 10 Earning Idols Last Year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jexter View Post
    I'm glad Fantasia is still in the mix. I have a handful of idol favorites. She and Kelly are tied for 1st place for me.
    She has 4 grammy noms this year. five if Faith Evans wins for writing on her song. The Broadway show she is doing is getting rave reviews After Midnight
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    Quote Originally Posted by MsDiva2007 View Post
    She has 4 grammy noms this year. five if Faith Evans wins for writing on her song. The Broadway show she is doing is getting rave reviews After Midnight

    Really? good for her..
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    Ha, no Kris.

    The reason he beat Adam Lambert is because there was no way in hell America would let a good old Christian white southern wife-loving all-American boy lose to a gay glam rocker, no matter who actually was better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyK View Post
    Ha, no Kris.

    The reason he beat Adam Lambert is because there was no way in hell America would let a good old Christian white southern wife-loving all-American boy lose to a gay glam rocker, no matter who actually was better.
    I thought Chris was weak and ordinary. I haven't heard of him in ages, years! Adam, much different - talent does prevail
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