Top Ten Best American Idol Auditions


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Kelly Clarkson
It was really the first time a contestant played around with the judges and the host, and she was able to back it up with some amazing vocals.


Oh my gauch, her audition was so memorable! "I was just happy that the British man didn't make me cry". So humble and adorable! KELLY FOREVER.

2Carrie Underwood
She didn't bother with a big vocal song. In fact, she picked it as she was walking into the door. She did a very nice job with it.


I picked her to win from the very beginning. She has a really good personality and voice! Good thing she won!
Carrie is phenomenal. Her voice is like an angel. I loved her version of "Alone" by Heart.

3James Durbin
The producers dwelled to much on his back story. That should not be held against James Durbin, as I think he had no influence on that. James was in the zone and the voice... OMG
I wanted James Durbin to win American idol! He was my favorite and the one that should have won!
That moment changed my life. Gave me hope and determination. Gave me back my love for music as well. Durbin Rocks
[Newest]James Durbin rocked every performance on AI... He was my choice to win that season love him then and even more now

4Adam Lambert
He should have won! Even the (sweet but totally unmemorable) winner said so!

5Scotty McCreery
This guy should be on the TOP!
He is amazing! His voice sends shivers down my spines.
The most memorable audition from American Idol Season 10. He was awesome and funny and very cool. When JLo told him "You have a deep voice", he was like "I get that a lot! ".

6Melinda Doolittle
She was so nervous, and looked mortified walking in, and talking to the judges, but when she sang that first note, you knew she'd be around for a while.


Yes her audition was amazing from her personality to her singing, she's like a breathe of fresh air
her voice blew me away! she should have won!


7Fantasia Barrino
Anybody with any knowledge of music, probably got chills during her performance of Killing Me Softly. She didn't make a huge performance out of it. She just stood there and sang as if she were talking in a normal conversation, and it was great.


8Lauren Alaina

9Kellie Pickler
Actually my favorite isn't listed. Julie Zorrilla, the Colombian immigrant now living in California. I was surprised she only made it to the top 24 and not the top 12, excuse me, 13.
This should bring a tear to your eye.


10Katharine McPhee
Based on pure vocals, this may be the best original audition.


The Contenders

11David Cook

12William Hung
His magically euphonious vocals have moved us deeply... from the couch to the floor, wetting ourselves


Because everyone else is so damn boring!
It's hard not to like this guy :*)

13Jordin Sparks

14Clay Aiken
It was a shock when this boy opened his mouth, and was actually able to blow the roof off.


15Frenchie Davis
The judges said that for the second season, they'd like to have some great voices who did not fit the pop star image, and she gave that to them with this powerhouse performance.


Like I don't like her in general but that voice was literally astonishing but in a good way (: X.

16Lisa Tucker

17Kris Allen

18Paris Bennett
She sang a country song, and a jazz standard, and showed her beautiful voice and versatility in just two songs. Without knowing that she'd later dissappoint, if you were to know she'd be out in just fifth, you'd be shocked.


I loved that she put her own twist into the songs she performed.

19Casey Abrams
I still remember the melodica and the "I Don't Need No Doctor" cover!
It's great watching his audition all the time because he is still the same person he was back then - so humble, funny and talented.

20Danny Gokey

21A.J. Gil
He sang The Star Spangled Banner, and it was the first and last time he proved he was a force to be reckoned with, receiving applause from all three judges, and a standing ovation from Randy and Paula.


22Allison Iraheta
shes tha best! she shulda won!


23Larry Platt
Platt is the best, including "Pants On the Ground!

24Alex Lambert

25Blake Lewis

26Anthony Fedorov
One of my favorite auditions.


27Joanna Pacitti

28Diana Degarmo

29Joshua Ledet
Whoever put Archuleta is stupid. Yes, he is a good artist. He didn't have a good audition though. He forgot the lyrics!

30Paul McDonald

31Candice Glover

32Carly Smithson

33David Archuleta
Best singer of beautiful songs

34Julie Zorrilla

35Brielle Von Hugel

36Haley Reinhart

37Megan Corkery

38Andrew Garcia

39Jasmine Murray
I think her audition was one of the best of the season I think it was superb she should've made A HECK OF A LOT farther

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