34 most successful ‘American Idol’ contestants

Fans were dismayed when "American Idol" seemed like it was ending for good in April 2016 after a 15-season run on Fox. However, the show will return on Sunday, March 11, on a new network — ABC — and with a new panel of "American Idol" judges, including Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie.

In honor of the new season, it's time to find out who are the biggest "Idol" success stories of all time.

Click through to find out what reality TV stars from the 2000s are doing now.

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