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American Idol returns tonight, January 18, with its 2-hour premiere, making this the 11th season.

When Idol first debuted on FOX back in 2002, nobody knew how hugely successful the show would be, but 11 seasons later, the show has turned out some of the biggest stars in the music biz, and a great deal of them didn’t even win.

After a few years go by, some may forget who gained their fame from American Idol. From Jennifer Hudson to Kelly Clarkson, Click through the pics and let us know which your favorite former contestant gets your vote as the most successful in the comments!

Will you be watching AI tonight? Check out the promo with the judges and host Ryan Seacrest below and let us know.