American Idol alum get between $5K and $500K+ for appearances

Former American Idol contestants can get anywhere from $5,000 to more than $500,000 for a single appearance.

MJ’s Big Blog unearthed Degy Booking International’s spring 2011 PDF of booking fees for musical acts, and some of those are alumni from the Fox series.

The rates may change or be intentionally inflated (especially on a public list like this) and/or negotiable, and range from the $5,000 to $10,000 that Carly Smithson’s We Are the Fallen gets to the $350,000 to $500,000+ that Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood receive.

Most surprising: Danny Gokey gets $30,000 per appearance, and Clay Aiken still gets $85-100,000, more than Adam Lambert’s $40,000 to $50,000.

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