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Brian Dunkleman

Format American Idol

Brian-Dunkleman

Host Brian Dunkleman

Name
Brian Dunkleman
Seasons
Birth Name
Brian Dunkleman
Occupation
comedian, actor, host
Born
September 25, 1971
Other Hosts

Brian Dunkleman (born September 25, 1971) is a stand-up comedian and actor who is better known as the former co-host of American Idol. He lasted only one season (season 1).

Ever since leaving the show, Dunkleman has admited this his quitting the show was a mistake because it grew in popularity after he left. However, he has also criticized the show for the way the contestants on it are treated and has stated that that was the real reason why he left the show. He has also admitted that he and Ryan Seacrest didn't get along, claiming that was another reason why he decided to leave.

Dunkleman continues to do stand-up comedy and even appeared on the VH-1 show Celebrity Fit Club in 2008 during which he lost 15 pounds and helped his team win the grand prize.

American Idol
Seasons
1  · 2  · 3  · 4 · 5  · 6  · 7  · 8  · 9  · 10  · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15
Judges
Simon Cowell (Seasons 1-9)  · Paula Abdul (Seasons 1-8) · Randy Jackson (Seasons 1-12) · Kara DioGuardi (Seasons 8-9) · Ellen DeGeneres (Season 9) · Steven Tyler (Seasons 10-11)  · Nicki Minaj (Season 12)  · Mariah Carey (Season 12) · Jennifer Lopez (Seasons 10-11,13-15)  · Keith Urban (Seasons 12-15)  · Harry Connick, Jr. (Seasons 13-15)
Hosts
Ryan Seacrest (Seasons 1-15) · Brian Dunkleman (Season 1)
Winners
Kelly Clarkson · Ruben Studdard · Fantasia Barrino · Carrie Underwood · Taylor Hicks · Jordin Sparks · David Cook · Kris Allen · Lee DeWyze · Scotty McCreery · Phillip Phillips · Candice Glover · Caleb Johnson · Nick Fradiani · Trent Harmon
Runners-up
Justin Guarini · Clay Aiken · Diana DeGarmo · Bo Bice · Katharine McPhee · Blake Lewis · David Archuleta · Adam Lambert · Crystal Bowersox · Lauren Alaina · Jessica Sanchez · Kree Harrison · Jena Irene · Clark Beckham · La'Porsha Renae
Coronation Songs
"A Moment Like This" · "Flying Without Wings" · "I Believe" · "Inside Your Heaven" · "Do I Make You Proud" · "This Is My Now" · "The Time of My Life" · "No Boundaries" · "Beautiful Day" · "I Love You This Big" · "Home" · "I Am Beautiful" · "As Long As You Love Me" · "Beautiful Life" · "Falling"
Spin-offs
From Justin to Kelly · Juniors · Christmas

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