Ratings king ‘American Idol’ ready for 11th season (AP)

FILE-  In this Wednesday, June 8, 2011, file photo, David Archuleta poses for a photo as he arrives at the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. 'American Idol' runner-up Archuleta says he's 'excited' about working on a Philippine TV series. His Filipino co-stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Eula Caballero welcomed him with flower garlands at Manila's airport Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. They'll be shooting the TV5 drama the next few weeks. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)AP – It’s been a decade since Texas native Kelly Clarkson was plucked from obscurity and turned into the nation’s first American Idol.

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