'American Idol' alumni: Where are they now?

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, February 25, 2011

16 of 32: 'American Idol' Season 5's first runner-up, Katharine McPhee, released her self-titled album following 'Idol' and it debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Her second album, 'Unbroken,' was released in 2010. Also that October, she released a holiday-themed album.

McPhee has also re-established an acting career, appearing in the comedy 'The House Bunny' in 2008 and on NBC's 'Community.' She stars in NBC's new musical series 'Smash,' which premieres on Feb. 6, 2012 (pictured above)

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