Carrie Underwood vs. Kelly Clarkson: ‘American Idol’ winners smackdown

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Which “American Idol” champion is the best of the best? Is it Season 4’s country queen Carrie Underwood or the inaugural champ (and newly pregnant) Kelly Clarkson? Or perhaps you favor one of the other dozen winners from Fox’s blockbuster franchise? Hurry – there’s still time to vote in our poll below!

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There are many worthy winners to choose from over the past 14 years — some more successful than others — but you can only vote for one, so choose wisely.

Do you need some help remembering the past 14 winners? Then be sure to scroll through our “American Idol” photo gallery below the poll that highlights every victory since 2002.

After voting in our poll, make your Emmys predictions for Best Reality-Competition Program. You could win one of our three prizes ($500, $300 and $200 Amazon gift certificates) as well as a place of honor on our leaderboard and a starring role in next year’s Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year’s Emmys line-up).

Meet the guy who won our contest to predict the Emmys last year — and learn how he did it and how you can be our next Gold Derby superstar.

Last year, our Experts had an accuracy rate of 58.62% when it came to predicting the Emmy winners. That score tied them with both Gold Derby’s Editors and the Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who did the best at predicting last year’s Emmys). Our Users scored  51.72% (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.) Which group will be victorious this year?

As some of our Users turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, it’s important that you give us your predictions. Your picks influence our Users racetrack odds, which also factor into our official combined odds.

Photos: Carrie Underwood & Kelly Clarkson. Credit: MediaPunch/REX

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