Remember how innocent your favorite American Idol contestants looked when they first appeared on the show? While some of these contestants went on to become successful performers, it's so revealing to take a sneak peek back at their days before they had open access to top fashion stylists, makeup artists, and hair dressers. Let's face it: Your favorite American Idol stars had some pretty adorable--and even awkward!--looks back then.
Some of our favorite American Idol alumni, like Carrie Underwood or Kelly Clarkson, look so sophisticated and glamorous now compared to their former selves. Sure, they've gotten older and become mothers, but they've gone through physical and style transformations too. And who could forget stars like Chris Daughtry or Sanjaya Malakar? They sang their way into the country's hearts a American Idol contestants, even though they didn't win. But one of them recently changed his look so much, we'd never recognize him!
The iconic show may have gone out with a bang in its series finale, with performances from some of its beloved personalities, but rumor has it that American Idol may make a triumphant return to television. According to TMZ, NBC and FOX are battling it out to bring American Idol back soon. Wouldn't that be something?!
Click through the gallery to see what your all-time favorite American Idol contestants look like today!