"American Idol" performance videos feature contestants from the show performing popular songs. The videos are uploaded on the show's YouTube channel along with videos featuring interviews with the contestants and other miscellaneous content.
As a singing competition, the structure of "American Idol" involves extended singing sequences in which contestants are judged by a group of experts. The show features many segments that do not involve performances, so clips of contestants singing are available online for viewers who are not interested in other aspects of the show. Some popular musicians who achieved fame as a result of their "American Idol" performances include Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Hicks.