Top 10 American Idol Women


The Top Ten

1 Kelly Clarkson Kelly Clarkson Kelly Brianne Clarkson is an American singer, songwriter and children's book author. She rose to fame in 2002 after winning the inaugural season of the television series American Idol, which earned her a record deal with RCA Records. Clarkson's debut single, "A Moment Like This", topped the US Billboard more.

She’s good at singing, but she’s also good at abusing children!

Kelly Clarkson is my personal favorite because
1) She was the first to win, so she was an inspiration for many Idols after her.
2) She is really likeble and humble.
3) She has won many awards and her songs are very popular.
4) Kelly is just Kelly. One of a kind. Her beauty is not maybe the "typical kind of beauty", but she is edgy.
5) Small town girl with big old dreams, that became a huge star.
6) In an interview of her, I heard that she is still watching American Idol. That's very important, it means that she cares about the next generation of singers.
7) Seems to be friendly with fans.
8) Remember her audition? Maybe the best in Idol history still today!
9) Incredible vocal range.
10) We love her.

2 Allison Iraheta
3 Carrie Underwood Carrie Underwood Carrie Marie Underwood is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She rose to fame as the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, in 2005. Her debut album, Some Hearts, was released in 2005.

There have been many great women on American Idol and I am a fan of many on this list but Carrie truly is the best all around in my eyes (and ears). She has the best voice not only with her range but the quality of her tone with her chest voice and especially her head voice. She has won the most awards and is a country music legend in the making. She has sold the most albums domestically and has the number 1 country album for her debut Some Hearts for the first decade of the 21st Century as listed by Billboard. She has generated by far the most concert revenues. Having emerged on the music scene not that long ago she has already been hosting one of country music's biggest award shows for four years to great acclaim and popularity. She has ventured into acting. She has had her own Holiday special despite the fact that she has yet to release her own Christmas album. She was chosen by Olay to be their first North American celebrity ambassador. She is stunning and I think has appeared ...more

TOTALLY AGREE ramlien! She should! but congrats to Allison and Kelly anyways! they are all incredibly talented!

I hate country but I love her voice and songs. Also, she is hot as hell. - tank9088

4 Haley Reinhart Haley Reinhart Haley Elizabeth Reinhart is an American singer, songwriter, and voice actress from Wheeling, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

Best Season 10 Contestant. She could do so much with that beautiful voice of hers. - Chris110010015599

5 Angie Miller
6 Syesha Mercado

Luuv Syesha! She was SO talented when she was on AI... definitely. not the BEST AI woman though, that would have to go to Kelly Clarkson.

7 Katharine McPhee Katharine McPhee Katharine Hope McPhee is an American actress, singer, and songwriter. In May 2006, she was the runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol. Her self-titled debut album was released on RCA Records on January 30, 2007, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 381,000 copies.
8 Jordin Sparks Jordin Sparks Jordin Brianna Sparks is an American singer, songwriter and actress. In 2007, she rose to fame after winning the sixth season of American Idol; at age 17, she became the youngest winner in the series' history.

One of the best American idol winners ever! Maybe not as good as Kelly and Carrie, but still- WOW!

9 Jena Irene

Was as versatile as Kelly Clarkson but with abetted voice, should have won season 13!

10 Carly Smithson

The Contenders

11 Candice Glover Candice Glover Candice Rickelle Glover is an American R&B singer and actress who won the twelfth season of American Idol.
12 Melinda Doolittle
13 Jessica Sanchez Jessica Sanchez
14 Nikki McKibbin

an actual Rocker Girl. I like Kelly & Carrie but this girl Rocks! - Kaluyuti

15 Kimberley Locke
16 Elise Testone
17 Alexis Grace
18 Tamyra Gray

Tamyra is one of the most underrated IDOL contestants. She is one of the best singers in IDOL history, her voice, the way she sings, she is just awesome without trying so much. She has what it takes. She is so sweet and she's a true performer, not just a singer. She's amazing on stage and she writes beautiful songs.

19 Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.
20 Vonzell Solomon
21 Mandisa
22 Kellie Pickler
23 Diana DeGarmo
24 Kree Harrison

Has real talent and an unintimidating beauty that compared to no one. One of the best runner-up of American Idol.

25 Fantasia

Fantasia has a beautiful and unique voice <3, she is a fighter, a survivor, she is free and I look up to her! I would recognise her voice anywhere, her vocal range is the most special.

26 Lauren Alaina
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List StatsUpdated 21 May 2014

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Top Remixes

1. Haley Reinhart
2. Allison Iraheta
3. Angie Miller
1. Carrie Underwood
2. Kelly Clarkson
3. Haley Reinhart
1. Kelly Clarkson
2. Haley Reinhart
3. Carrie Underwood


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