12 ‘American Idol’ Alumni: Then And Now

Can you believe American Idol is on its 12th season?! Yeah, us either! The FOX singing competition show, which has been going strong since 2002, premiered last night with new judges Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban, along with returning judge Randy Jackson.

Who will be crowned the ultimate Idol this year? Only time will tell! In honor of Idol season 12, let’s take a look at some of our favorite American Idols and Idol hopefuls, shall we?

Who do you think made the biggest transformation? Comment on the Idol alum!