American Idol Stars Rockin' Out with Their Younger Selves

UPDATED 04/24/2014 at 08:00 PM EDT Originally published 05/21/2014 at 06:00 PM EDT

As Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene battle in Wednesday night's American Idol finale, let's take a look at how far the Fox series' past contestants have come.

Over the course of 13 seasons and multiple judge lineups, the show has continued to launch numerous music careers – plus, an Oscar winner.

To prove the show and its stars have grown, we took the powers of Photoshop and matched the famous faces of American Idol with their younger selves. Get ready for the funkiest jam band around.

All photo illustrations by Tiffany Hagler-Geard and Linzi Silverman for PEOPLE.com.

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Kelly Clarkson in 2013 and 2002

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Steven Tyler: Stevie, I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

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Steven Tyler in 2014 and 1990

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Paula Abdul: Forever Her Own Girl

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Paula Abdul in 1988 and 2013

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Carrie Underwood: Carrie, Take the Wheel

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Carrie Underwood in 2014 and 2005

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Clay Aiken in 2012 and 2003

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Jennifer Hudson: Young Jennifer, I Am Telling You I'm Not Going

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Jennifer Hudson in 2014 and 2006

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Jennifer Lopez: She's Still Jenny from the Block

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Jennifer Lopez in 2014 and 1995

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Jordin Sparks: You're Like a Tattoo, I'll Always Have You

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Jordin Sparks in 2014 and 2007

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Simon Cowell: Gray Is the New Black

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Simon Cowell in 2014 and 2002

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Randy Jackson: Yo Dawg, Why'd You Go and Cut Your Hair?

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Randy Jackson in 2013 in 1987

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Lindsay Lohan in 1998 and 2014

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