Justin Guarini, Nikki McKibbin and Kelly Clarkson in a scene leading up to American Idol's first finale. Nikki finished third; this year, her son auditioned for the show. (FOX Photo)American Idol has introduced us to some outstanding talent over the course of 15 seasons.

And I’m not just talking about the winners of the show, like Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

Take Christian artist Mandisa as an example. She finished ninth in Season 5, but has forged a successful year that includes a 2014 Grammy for best contemporary Christian album (“Overcomer”).

The list below shows you where the finalists finished in each of the show’s 15 seasons.

Below the finalists, you’ll find a list of the semifinalists for each season.

SEASON 1

1. Kelly Clarkson
2. Justin Guarini
3. Nikki McKibbin
4. Tamyra Gray
5. R.J. Helton
6. Christina Christian
7. Ryan Starr
8. A.J. Gill
9. Jim Varraros
9. EJay Day

Season 1 Semifinalists

Kelly Clarkson reacts to Ryan Seacrest's announcement that she won Season 1 of American Idol while Justin Guarini looks on. (FOX Photo)

Kelly Clarkson reacts to Ryan Seacrest’s announcement that she won Season 1 of American Idol while Justin Guarini looks on. (FOX Photo)

Wild Card Eliminations
Chris Aaron
Kelli Glover
Alexis Lopez
Angela J. Peel

Semifinals Round 3
Christoper Badano
Khaleef Chiles
Kristin Holt
Melanie Sanders
Mark Scott
Tanesha Ross

Semifinals Round 2
Alexandra Bachelier
Jamar
Jazmin Lowery
Gil Sinuet
Tenia Taylor

Semifinals Round 1
Natalia Burge
Rodesia Eaves
Brad Estrin
Adriel Herrera
Justinn Waddell

Confetti falls and Ruben Studdard sings after winning Season 2 of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

Confetti falls and Ruben Studdard sings after winning Season 2 of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 2

1. Ruben Studdard
2. Clay Aiken
3. Kimberley Locke
4. Josh Gracin
5. Trenyce
6. Carmen Rasmusen
7. Kimberly Caldwell
8. Rickey Smith
9. Corey Clark
10. Julia DeMato
11. Charles Grigsby
12. Vanessa Olivarez

Season 2 Semifinals

Wild Card
Aliceyn Cooeny
Chip Days
Janine Falsone
Olivia Mojica
Nasheka Siddall

Semifinal Group 4
Juanita Barber
Sylvia Chibiliti
Ashley hartman
Patrick Lake

Semifinal Group 3
Samantha Cohen
Equoia Coleman
Louis Gazzara
Kimberly Kelsey
Jodan Segundo
George Trice

Semifinal Group 2
Rebecca Bond
Candice Coleman
jennifer Fuentes
Hadas
Jacob John Smalley

Semifinal Group 1

J.D. Adams
Meosha Denton
Patrick Fortson
Bettis Richardson

Fantasia reacts to winning Season 3 of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

Fantasia reacts to winning Season 3 of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 3

1. Fantasia Barrino
2. Diana DeGarmo
3. Jasmine Trias
4. La Toya London
5. George Huff
6. John Stevens
7. Jennifer Hudson
8. Jon Peter Lewis
9. Camile Velasco
10. Amy Adams
11. Matthew Rogers
12. Leah LaBelle

Season 3 Semifinals

Wild Card
Elizabeth LeTendre
Matthew Metzger
Suzy Vulaca
Katie Webber

Semifinal Round 4
Heather Piccinni
John Preator
Tiara Purifoy
Lisa Wilson

Semifinal Round 3
Charly Lowry
Jonah Moananu
Eric Yoder

Semifinal Round 2
Lisa Leuschner
Marisa Joy
Kara Master
Briana Ramirez-Rial
Jesus Roman
Noel Roman

Semifinal Round 1
Marque Lynche
Ashley Thomas
Erskin Walcott

Carrie Underwood sings after being named the winner of American Idol Season 4. (FOX Photo)

Carrie Underwood sings after being named the winner of American Idol Season 3. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 4

1. Carrie Underwood
2. Bo Bice
3. Vonzell Solomon
4. Anthony Fedorov
5. Scott Savol
6. Constantine Maroulis
7. Anwar Robinson
8. Nadia Turner
9. Nikko Smith
10. Jessica Sierra
11. Mikalah Gordon
12. Lindsay Cardinale

Season 4 Semifinalists

Withdrew: Mario Vasquez

Semifinals Round 3
Amanda Avila
Janay Castine
Travis Tucker
Nikko Smith

Semifinals Round 2
Joseph Mureana
David Brown
Aloha Mischeaux
Celina Rae

Semifinals Round 1
Judd Harris
Jared Yates
Sarah Mather
Melinda Lira

Taylor Hicks celebrates his victory on Season 5 of American idol while Ryan Seacrest and runner-up Katharine McPhee look on. (FOX Photo)

Taylor Hicks celebrates his victory on Season 5 of American idol while Ryan Seacrest and runner-up Katharine McPhee look on. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 5

1. Taylor Hicks
2. Katharine McPhee
3. Elliott Yamin
4. Chris Daughtry
5. Paris Bennett
6. Kellie Pickler
7. Ace Young
8. Bucky Covington
9. Mandisa
10. Lisa Tucker
11. Kevin Covais
12. Melissa McGhee

Season 5

Semifinals Round 3
Ayla Brown
Kinnik Sky
Will Maker
Gedeon McKinney

Semifinals Round 2
Heather Cox
Brenna Gethers
David Radford
Jose Penala

Semifinals Round 1
Stevie Scott
Becky O’Donohue
Patrick Hall
Bobby Bennett

Jordin Sparks gets the news from Ryan Seacrest that she's the winner of American Idol Season 6. (FOX Photo)

Jordin Sparks gets the news from Ryan Seacrest that she’s the winner of American Idol Season 6. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 6

1. Jordin Sparks
2. Blake Lewis
3. Melinda Doolittle
4. Lakisha Jones
5. Phil Stacey
5. Chris Richardson
7. Sanjaya Malakar
8. Haley Scarnato
9. Gina Glocksen
10. Chris Sligh
11. Stephanie Edwards
12. Brandon Rogers

Season 6 Semifinals

Semifinals Round 3
Antonella Barba
Sabrina Sloan
Sundance Head
Jared Cotter

Semifinals Round 2
Leslie Hunt
Alaina Alexander
Nicholas Pedro
A.J. Tabaldo

Semifinals Round 3
Nicole Tranquillo
Amy Krebs
Rudy Cardenas
Paul Kim

Flanked by David Archuleta and the late Michael Johns, David Cook sings his victory song on Season 7 of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

Flanked by David Archuleta and the late Michael Johns, David Cook sings his victory song on Season 7 of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 7

1. David Cook
2. David Archuleta
3. Syesha Mercado
4. Jason Castro
5. Brooke White
6. Carly Smithson
7. Kristy Lee Cook
8. Michael Johns
9. Ramiele Malubay
10. Chikezie
11. Amanda Overmyer
12. David Hernandez

Season 7 Semifinals

Semifinals Round 3
Asia’h Epperson
Kady Malloy
Danny Noriega
Luke Menard

Semifinals Round 2
Alaina Whitaker
Alexandrea Lushington
Robbie Carrico
Jason Yeager

Semifinals Round 3
Joanna Borgella
Amy Davis
Garrett Haley
Colton Berry

Kris Allen with Ryan Seacrest after being named the winner of American Idol Season 8. (FOX Photo)

Kris Allen with Ryan Seacrest after being named the winner of American Idol Season 8. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 8

1. Kris Allen
2. Adam Lambert
3. Danny Gokey
4. Allison Iraheta
5. Matt Giraud
6. Anoop Desai
6. Lil Rounds
8. Scott MacIntyre
9. Megan Joy
10. Michael Sarver
11. Alexis Grace
12. Jorge Nunez
12. Jasmine Murray

Season 8

Wild Card Eliminations
Jesse Langseth
Tatiana Del Toro
Ricky Braddy
Von Smith

Semifinals Round 3
Arianna Afsar
Felicia Barton
Kendall Beard
Kristen McNamara
Taylor Vaifanua
Ju’Not Joyner
Nathaniel Marshall
Alex Wagner-Trugman

Semifinals Round 2
Mishavonna Henson
Jeanine Vailes
Matt Breitzke
Kai Kalama
Nick Mitchell

Semifinals Round 3
Ann Marie Boskovich
Casey Carlson
Jackie Tohn
Stevie Wright
Stephen Fowler
Brent Keith

Surrounded by fellow finalists, Lee DeWyze reacts to winning Season 9 of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

Surrounded by fellow finalists, Lee DeWyze reacts to winning Season 9 of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 9

1. Lee DeWyze
2. Crystal Bowersox
3. Casey James
4. Michael Lynche
5. Aaron Kelly
6. Siobhan Magnus
7. Tim Urban
8. Katie Stevens
9. Andrew Garcia
10. Didi Benami
11. Paige Miles
12. Lacey Brown

Season 9

Semifinals Round 3
Lilly Scott
Katelyn Epperly
Alex Lambert
Todrick Hall

Semifinals Round 2
Haeley Vaughn
Michelle Delamor
Jermaine Sellers
John Park

Semifinals Round 3
Ashley Rodriguez
Janell Wheeler
Joe Munoz
Tyler Grady

Scotty McCreery sings after being named the winner of American Idol Season 10. (FOX Photo)

Scotty McCreery sings after being named the winner of American Idol Season 10. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 10

1. Scotty McCreery
2. Lauren Alaina
3. Haley Reinhart
4. James Durbin
5. Jacob Lusk
6. Casey Abrams
7. Stefano Langone
8. Paul McDonald
9. Pia Toscano
10. Naima Adedapo
10. Thia Megia
12. Karen Rodriguez
13. Ashthon Jones

Season 10 Semifinalists

Girls
Julie Zarrilla
Lauren Turner
Rachel Zevita
Tatynisa Wilson

Guys
Brett Loewenstern
Clint Gamboa
Jordan Dorsey
Tim Halperin

Wild Card Contestants
Robbie Rosen
Kendra Chantelle
Jovany Barreto

Phillip Phillips is named Season 11 winner on The Voice while runner-up Jessica Sanchez looks on. (FOX Photo)

Phillip Phillips is named Season 11 winner on The Voice while runner-up Jessica Sanchez looks on. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 11

1. Phillip Phillips
2. Jessica Sanchez
3. Joshua Ledet
4. Hollie Cavanagh
5. Syklar Laine
6. Elise Testone
7. Colton Dixon
8. DeAndre Brackensick
9. Heejun Han
10. Erika Van Pelt
11. Shannon Magrane
12. Jermaine Jones (DQ)
13. Jeremy Rosado

Season 11 Semifinalists

Girls
Baylie Brown
Chelsea Sorrell
Hallie Day
Haley Johnson

Guys
Aaron Marcellus
Adam Brock
Chase Likens
Creighton Fraker
Eben Franchewitz

Wild Card Contestants
Brielle Von Hugel
Jen Hirsh
Reed Grimm

Candice Glover performs after being named Season 12 winner of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

Candice Glover performs after being named Season 12 winner of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 12

1. Candice Glover
2, Kree Harrison
3. Angie Miller
4. Amber Holcomb
5. Janelle Arthur
6. Lazaro Arbos
7. Burnell Taylor
8. Devin Velez
9. Paul Jolley
10. Curtis Finch Jr.

Season 12 Semifinalists

Girls
Adriana Latonio
Breanna Steer
Tenna Torres

Guys
Cortez Shaw
Elijah Liu
Nick Boddington
Vincent Powell

Wild Card
Aubrey Cleland *
Charlie Askew
* Qualified for summer tour

Caleb Johnson with Ryan Seacrest after winning Season 13 of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

Caleb Johnson with Ryan Seacrest after winning Season 13 of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 13

1. Caleb Johnson
2. Jena Irene (Asciutto)
3. Alex Preston
4. Jessica Meuse
5. Sam Woolf
6. C.J. Harris
7. Dexter Roberts
8. Malaya Watson
9. Majesty Rose
10. M.K. Nobilette
11. Ben Briley
12. Emily Piriz
13. Kristen O’Connor

Season 13 Semifinalists

Andrina Brogden *
Austin Wolfe *
Brandy Neely *
Bria Anai
Brianna Oakley
Brison Maroney *
Casey Thrasher *
Emmanuel Zidor
Ethan Harris *
George Lovett
Jillian Jensen *
Jordan Brisbane *
Kenzie Hall *
Malcolm Allen
Marrialle Sellars
Maurice Townsend
Spencer Lloyd

* Eliminated without being given a chance to sing.

Nick Fradiani is surrounded by other finalists after winning Season 14 of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

Nick Fradiani is surrounded by other finalists after winning Season 14 of American Idol. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 14

1. Nick Fradiani
2. Clark Beckham
3. Jax
4. Rayvon Owen
5. Tyanna Jones
6. Quentin Alexander
7. Joey Cook
8. Qaasim Middleton
9. Daniel Seavey
10. Maddie Walker
10. Adanna Duru
11. Sarina-Joi Crowe

Season 14 Female Semifinalists

Alexis Gomez
Katherine Winston
Loren Lott
Lovey James
Shannon Berthiaume
Shi Scott

Season 14 Male Semifinalists

Adam Ezegelian
Mark Andrew
Michael Simeon
Riley Bria
Savion Wright
Trevor Douglas

Trent Harmon breaks down into tears after being named the 15th and final winner of American Idol. At his left is runner-up La'Porsha Renae. (FOX Photo)

Trent Harmon breaks down into tears after being named the 15th and final winner of American Idol. At his left is runner-up La’Porsha Renae. (FOX Photo)

SEASON 15

1. Trent Harmon
2. La’Porsha Renae
3. Dalton Rapatonni
4. MacKenzie Bourg
5. Sonika Vaid
6. Tristan McIntosh
Top 7: Avalon Young
Top 7: Lee Jean
Top 9: Gianna Isabella
Top 9: Olivia Rox

Season 15 Semifinalists

Adam Lasher
Amelia Eisnehauer
C.J. Johnson
Emily Brooke
James VIII
Jeneve Rose Mithcell
Jenn Blosil
Jenna Renae
Jordan Sasser
Kory Wheeler
Manny Torrest
Shelbie Z.
Stephany Negrete
Thomas Stringfellow

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