After finishing in fourth place in the fifth season, Daughtry signed with RCA Records and released an album, selling more than 1 million copies in just five weeks.Like Mc Phee, he lost to Taylor Hicks but steamrolled the “Idol” winner offstage with a net worth that’s four times greater than Hicks’s.
winner, a runner-up or a contestant, many of the show's alums have transformed their raw talent into thriving careers, from hit albums to award-winning film roles.
At its peak in 2006, the entertainment series drew in 36 million viewers for its season finale, though ratings have slid over the past few years.
This past season, the show marked a ratings low of 11.6 million viewers.
The former American Idol star took to social media to express his disapproval of what he believes to be a much less intense version of the show and how easy the most recently eliminated singer, Catie Turner, got off after making a blunder on stage.
"So when I was on @American Idol I slightly flubbed some lyrics," the singer wrote on Twitter.