There is no need to say that American Idol is the show that gave a new turn to the television experience. It is one of the most remarkable reality shows ever. Every season, American Idol is joined by numerous talented contestants. Those with incredible performance become the winner. Here are the top 10 best American Idol performances of all time.
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- 10. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Clay Aiken (Season 2)
- 9. Stuff Like That Here – Kelly Clarkson (Season 1)
- 8. I Will Always Love You – Syesha Mercado (Season 8)
- 7. Whole Lotta Love – Elise Testone (Season 9)
- 6. Alone – Carrie Underwood (Season 4)
- 5. Summertime – Fantasia Barrino (Season 3)
- 4. Love Song – Candice Glover (Season 12)
- 3. Hemorrhage– Chris Daughtry (Season 5)
- 2. Mad World – Adam Lambert (Season 8)
- 1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Constantine Maroulis (Season 4)
10. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Clay Aiken (Season 2)
Season 2 runner up Clay Aiken during the ‘top 2’ round got the attention of media and public by singing ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’ by Simon & Garfunkel. It is true that he wasn’t the winner of the show, but his performance has been highly remarkable and admirable.
9. Stuff Like That Here – Kelly Clarkson (Season 1)
The winner of season 1, Kelly Clarkson is still known for her superb performance throughout the show. She sang ‘Stuff Like That Here’ by Betty Hutton during the ‘top 6’ round, when the theme was ‘Big Band’. She looked confident during this performance to much extent.
8. I Will Always Love You – Syesha Mercado (Season 8)
Season 8 of American Idol is still reminded by many of us. This is, I believe, the best season of the show. The third placed contestant Syesha Mercado got popularity as a superb vocalist. During the ‘top 9’ round, Syesha’s performance of ‘I Will Always Love You’ by Dolly Parton caught everyone’s attention. This lady truly has remarkable and impressive voice.
7. Whole Lotta Love – Elise Testone (Season 9)
During season 9, a tribute was given to ‘Their Personal Idols’ by Elise Testone who had sung ‘Whole Lotta Love’ by Led Zeppelin. This lady couldn’t win the show, but her way of singing this song has been memorable.
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6. Alone – Carrie Underwood (Season 4)
Season 4 winner, Carrie Underwood is one of the finest singers of all time. Carrie, during the ‘top 11’ round has sung ‘Alone’ by i-TEN. This proved that Carrie has a long way to go on as a singer, and today she has become one of the biggest names of music industry.
5. Summertime – Fantasia Barrino (Season 3)
Season 3 winner, Fantasia Barrino during the ‘top 8’ round of American Idol, was admired for singing ‘Summertime’ from the movie ‘Porgy And Bess’ originally sung by Abbie Mitchell.
4. Love Song – Candice Glover (Season 12)
When she failed to secure her distinctive position as a finalist in season 9 and 11, Candice Glover came back in season 12. She had sung ‘Love Song’ by The Cure as part of the theme ‘Songs They Wish They’d Written’.
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3. Hemorrhage– Chris Daughtry (Season 5)
The performance of Chris Daughtry during season 5 of American Idol has been great. Chris managed to secure 4th position in the show, but couldn’t win it. During the ‘top 20’ semi-final round, Chris had sung ‘Hemorrhage’ by Fuel.
2. Mad World – Adam Lambert (Season 8)
The runner-up of season 8, Adam Lambert was one of the judges’ favorite contestants. During the ‘top 8’ round, with the theme of ‘Year They Were Born’, Adam had sung 1982 classic ‘Mad World’ by Tears For Fears.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Constantine Maroulis (Season 4)
In season 4, contestant Constantine Maroulis made herself recognized by singing a number of superb songs. During the ‘top 8’ round when the theme was ‘Songs from Birth Year’, Constantine had sung the 1975 classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen.
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