Chris has had some real success post idol as a song writer, writing a hit single for Rascal Flats. Chris had one of the better senses of humor we've seen over the years, even talking back to Simon Cowell with some quick barbs post performance on the live shows. Chris released numerous albums both pre and post Idol and was active pursuing singing to at least 2013. He's also been one of the most outspoken about what the interworkings of the show was like and the reality of what contestants will face after the show. More below.