What was America thinking by knocking him out before the final 3? Biggest upset in show history, I tell ya!
I remember my mom audibly gasping when Ryan Seacrest sent him home. We were all STUNNED.
Yet, maybe it was the best thing that happened to him because he is the third most successful American Idol alum, behind Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. Despite coming in 4th, his time on stage during the fifth season was enough for America to jump on the Chris Daughtry bandwagon.
First of all, the guy has a great voice. Second, he’s super humble and sweet, which really came across during his time on the show. Anyone with some kind of talent, who stands on a stage, and talks a lot about the love he has for his wife and family, is going to be remembered. I think all of that added up to the success of his band, Daughtry. It was formed shortly after Chris’s run on Idol.
Also, these guys have been touring nonstop since 2007.
He has sold over 8 million albums and 22 million singles in America.