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Ryan Seacrest Reveals His Favorite 'American Idol' Winner!

Ryan Seacrest Reveals His Favorite 'American Idol' Winner!

With the premiere of the final season of American Idol happening in less than 24 hours, Ryan Seacrest is doing press to promote the highly anticipated episode.

The 41-year-old host appeared on The Today Show on Tuesday morning (January 5) and was asked to pick his favorite winner from the past 14 seasons.

Ryan‘s pick… Carrie Underwood!

Kelly [Clarkson] too, but I was just on New Years with Carrie and she’s just a superstar,” he said. “She really is.”

“I was just sort of thinking about that last episode, the last night, the final time we crown a winner and how emotional that will be,” Ryan said. “I love this show.”

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE winner from the last 14 years of American Idol?

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  • Koos

    so his aunt made a come back?

  • Robert Kimball

    My wife and I feel ADAM LAMBERT is our #1 pick as a winner, even though he was robbed of this title when the announcements came through. His talent each week of AMERICAN IDOL was absolutely stunning. Lambert has a voice so much like Freddie Mercury. Let’s hope Lambert takes better care of his health than Freddie did.

  • Sherry

    Remember Ryan is a straight male and would pick a female. He has a man crush on Adam Lambert and acts like a school boy around him. Adam is by far the most talented and internationally popular contest from AI. Adam will be on AI Thurs night debuting his new single it’s going to be a huge hit.

  • Sherry

    ew…don’t go there on his health.

  • Sherry

    What are u saying?

  • Theresa Dailey


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  • nancyincali

    Katharine McPhee (even though she didn’t win). I just love everything about her.

  • glamity58

    I know now why I don’t care for Ryan Seacrest and now he picks a favorite? And Carrie Underwood to boot….overrated IMO because she is a huge star in America. Adam Lambert is international and has probably sung in more countries than anyone ever from IDOL. He was the most exciting contestant….and I loved Melinda Doolittle and Kelly Clarkson. I can have favs but I think Ryan maybe shouldn’t. I love Adam!

  • glamity58

    She is probably the most talented overall if you consider singing, acting and dancing and I’m a huge Glambert. She was fabulous and should have won, but will be around for a long time.

  • windyjocelyne

    Me and my grandaugher feel that the best on american Idol in the 14 seasons are ADAM LAMBERT the best and Kelly Clarkson.

  • Amalia W

    Adam Lambert

  • Julie Anderson

    Inaccurate reporting! I heard what he said and he was asked who did he think the most SUCCESSFUL winner was, not who was his favorite.