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'American Idol' contestants: Where are they now?

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 26: Long gone are Simon Cowell's snark and tight T-shirts, as well as Paula Abdul's, well, "Paula-isms," but we'll never forget some of the singers (and not-so-much singers) who once competed on "American Idol" -- like Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, who emerged victorious despite suffering from painful kidney stones throughout the competition. In celebration of his 29th birthday on Sept. 20, 2019, read on to find out what he and more contestants from past seasons of "Idol" are up to now...

Long gone are Simon Cowell's snark and tight T-shirts, as well as Paula Abdul's, well, "Paula-isms," but we'll never forget some of the singers (and not-so-much singers) who once competed on "American Idol" -- like Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips, who emerged victorious despite suffering from painful kidney stones throughout the competition. In celebration of his 29th birthday on Sept. 20, 2019, read on to find out what he and more contestants from past seasons of "Idol" are up to now...

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