American Idol Finale: Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Lopez Rock the Red Carpet

Throughout 15 season of American Idol, the groundbreaking singing competition has catapulted the careers of so many starry hopefuls. Think about this: what would the music scene be like without Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Katherine McPhee? Certainly not as melodic — or pretty. The ladies (minus Clarkson who’s about to give birth to her second child) showed off their fashion game during the final session of the show’s three-night event. Some things never change, like their beautiful voices, but their sartorial sense has certainly shifted from years earlier. Underwood in 2005 favored jeans and T-shirts and styled her hair in bouncy curls while McPhee’s turn on the series in the same year was a big fan of satin mini dresses. On Thursday, Underwood went full-on glam in a Yanina couture gown with a sheer skirt and McPhee opted for a LWD. 

Others on the blue carpet included many former contestants including Jordin Sparks in a crop top and wide-leg pant patterned ensemble, Justin Guarini, Diana DeGarmo, Fantasia Barrino, and more. Of course, Jennifer Lopez was also there. She chose a Zuahir Murad gown in gold with a mullet hemline. Its dramatic train fit the momentous occasion and she was also able to add some sex appeal by showing off her legs. 

Click through for a look at everyone from season one’s Justin Guarini to season 12 finalists La'Porsha Renae and Trent Harmon. 

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