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American Idol Stars Rockin' Out with Their Younger Selves

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Photos by Wireimage and Getty; Photo Illustration by Tiffany Hagler-Geard

As Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene battle in Wednesday night’s American Idol finale, let’s take a look at how far the Fox series’ past contestants have come.

Over the course of 13 seasons and multiple judge lineups, the show has continued to launch numerous music careers – plus, an Oscar winner.

To prove the show and its stars have grown, we took the powers of Photoshop and matched the famous faces of American Idol with their younger selves. Get ready for the funkiest jam band around.

All photo illustrations by Tiffany Hagler-Geard and Linzi Silverman for PEOPLE.com.

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