As "Idol" alums part ways with their labels, many are turning to crowdsourcing sites like Kickstarter, PledgeMusic and Indiegogo to fund their next releases and videos. The results are decidedly mixed.

 

Bo Bice (Season 4)

Peak position: 2nd place

Former label: RCA

Platform: Kickstarter

Goal: $35,000

Pledged: $9,327

Status: Unsuccessful

 

Blake Lewis (Season 6)

Peak position: 2nd place

Former label: Arista

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