American Idol: Where Are They Now?

Diana DeGarmo has dropped three dress sizes, William Hung made $1 million – catch up with Idol stars from seasons past in an excerpt from the new PEOPLE book American Idol, Where Are They Now?


Idol Appearance: Season 3 (2004)
How He Did: 8th place
He's the guy Simon Cowell said looked like "a pen salesman," but Lewis, 27, didn't go on to sell office supplies. In fact, the singer released his debut album, Stories from Hollywood, in 2006. Next up: a club tour. And so what if the venues aren't exactly stadiums? "It doesn't matter if I'm not huge," he says. "I can support myself and do what I love. That's the American dream, isn't it?"