Season 5

TelevisionPopular Music (genre)Christopher CrossEntertainment
SEASON 5 Winning formula: (Underdog status/silver hair) quirkiness + Christopher Cross musical stylings = moms and grannies–approved Taylor Hicks Why the runner-up didn't win: Would-be pop princess – uppity dark side = Katharine McPhee "American Idol" Host Ryan Seacrest, runner-up Katharine McPhee and winner Taylor Hicks
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