American Idol Season 12 has already picked its Top 20 finalists after the Hollywood and Las Vegas rounds and is now in its semi finals. And this early, predictions are strong that a female will bag this year’s crown. It’s been six years since AI had a female champ in the person of Jordin Sparks.
Sparks beat Blake Lewis in the May 2007 finale. For American Idol’s first six years, the females came out triumphant in the competition. Former champs include Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barrino and Carrie Underwood.
The last six years saw white males with their guitars winning the competition. These include David Cook and last year’s Philip Philips who won over Jessica Sanchez, who herself had a great following worldwide.