New "Idol": Taylor Hicks
May 24, 2006 at 7:06 PM (PT)
The fifth season winner of AMERICAN IDOL is TAYLOR HICKS. The grey-haired singer from ALABAMA bested SHERMAN OAKS, CA's KATHARINE MCPHEE in this year's competition, which ended with a two-hour special on FOX WEDNESDAY night.
PRINCE, DIONNE WARWICK, MEAT LOAF, AL JARREAU, LIVE, MARY J. BLIGE, TONI BRAXTON, BURT BACHARACH, and past IDOL runner-up CLAY AIKEN made appearances on the final show.