11 Famous Singers Rejected by 'American Idol'

·Editor in Chief, Yahoo Music
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American Idol’s final nostalgic season is underway, and this week, the show hyped up one past contestant who’s gone on to major success: Tori Kelly. But Tori was actually rejected by Idol, incredibly never even making it to the top 24 live shows. She’s just one of many talented singers who were turned away by Idol producers but went on to bigger and better things. Here are 11.