Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson: Stars We Forgot Came From Singing Competition Shows (VIDEO)

02/14/2013 11:31 am ET

Of the many highlights from last weekend's incredible Grammy Awards (the good and the bad), Kelly Clarkson's quirky acceptance speech, Carrie Underwood's techy dress and Miranda Lambert's impeccable performance certainly stood out.

But these ladies have more in common than just stealing the spotlight -- they all rose to fame in singing competition shows. And they are just a few of many.

Many big stars these days got their foot in the door this way. Some have gotten so famous in their own right, it's pretty easy for us to forget they once nervously auditioned on reality TV. So we did a little digging and dusted off the ol' memory box. We give you --

Celebrities who got their start on signing competition shows:

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