Taylor Hicks takes Fifth American Idol Crown

Published: 2006-05-26
29-year old Birmingham, Alabama native Taylor Hicks has become the fifth American Idol.

Known for his shaggy grey hair and his soulful sound Hicks follows in the footsteps of Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino and Carrie Underwood to take the coveted AI crown.

Hicks beat out runner up Katharine McPhee in the star studded finale of the show's fifth season. Members of the final 12 performed duets with music stars like Live, Mary J. Blige, Toni Braxton, Prince and second season runner up Clay Aiken.

Though she didn't take the top spot, McPhee didn't seem too phased, and she shouldn't as runners up to the program including Clay Aiken, Bo Bice and Diana DeGarmo all scored record contracts post-idol in spite of their loss.

The program drew in more than 28 million viewers this week and will be re-broadcast in more than 150 countries.

Writer: Michelle Garcia

   

 

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Just want to give a big CONGRATULATIONS to Taylor. Followed him from the auditions. GREAT JOB TAYLOR.....from a member of the soul patrol!
Posted by: Anonymous on May 26, 2006
WOW, I WAS TRULY ESTACTIC TO SEE OUR OWN TAYLOR HICKS WIN THE AMERICAN IDOL. I VOTED EVERY WEEK FOR HIM AND TRULY DECLARE TAYLOR THE BEST IN THE EAST, WEST, MIDWEST, SOUTH AND ALL OVER THE COUNTRY OF THE USA. WHAT A HANDSOME,VIBRANT SINGER, ENTERTAINER AND TRUE DOWN TO EARTH HOMETOWN SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN. GOD BLESS YOU, TAYLOR AND BEST OF LUCK AND HAPPINESS ALWAYS. DON'T EVER CHANGE YOUR WAYS, HAIR OR ANYTHING. YOU ARE IT, TAYLOR, YOU TRULY ARE THE , LOVING, SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN ALWAYS. LOVE YOU LOTS, DOT, AZ.
Posted by: Anonymous on May 26, 2006
Loved Clay Aiken's surprise appearance. He sounds and looks great! Can't wait for his next CD.
Posted by: Anonymous on May 26, 2006
WOOOOOOOOO! Soul Patrol! I know Taylor will have a wonderful career. He deserved the Idol crown.
Posted by: Anonymous on May 26, 2006
CLAY AIKEN WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE SHOW. HIS VOICE IS THE VERY BEST.
Posted by: Anonymous on May 26, 2006
taylor hicks you are get married brittany
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