by Allie Lincoln
People file into endless lines full of millions of unique possibilities as they hope for that golden ticket. Each individual carries his or her own story, but they all have something in common. They want to be remembered.
American Idol began in 2002, and the television phenomenon has brought countless stars to the music industry ever since. Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Jordin Sparks owe their careers to Idol. Although not every winner has become a popular star, many artists find their musical identities during the run of the show.