Today & Back in the Day: About Last Night 

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Star Search and American Idol

Star Search put a spotlight on Beyoncè and American Idol gave Jennifer Hudson a chance to shine. Both shows were prime-time talent competitions that captured the imaginations of millions of Americans and provided career launching pads for many stars.

(Photos from left: Ron Wolfson /Landov, Vince Bucci/Fox/PictureGroup) 

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