OPINION: Editor James Bennett's column: 'American Idol' crowns winner; it should have been Georgia's Willie Spence

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May 26—"American Idol" discovered Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Hicks and Adam Lambert.

Those great voices, and hundreds of others, might have gone unheard without the venerable talent show, which debuted on Fox in 2002, went on hiatus in 2016 and returned on ABC in 2018.

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James Bennett is Executive Editor. Contact him at 256-235-3540 or jbennett@annistonstar.com.

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