Idol Scrapbook: Taylor Hicks

See why the newest American Idol earned his own Soul Patrol – from his audition to the road ahead. By Julia Wang

WINNING EDGE?

Cowell had predicted that Hicks would edge out Katherine in the finale, telling Jay Leno, "I'm going to say he's the favorite." And Hicks already had designs on his post-show touring life. "My home has been the road since even before American Idol," he says. " A tour bus with some good, cold iceberg lettuce is probably where I'm going to stay."