Top Ten Best American Idol Auditions


The Top Ten

1 Kelly Clarkson 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. - ilovekelly75

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.

2 Carrie Underwood Carrie 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. - ilovekelly75

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.

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3 James 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

James Durbin rocked every performance on AI... He was my choice to win that season love him then and even more now

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4 Scotty McCreery Scotty McCreery

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! ".

This guy should be on the TOP!
He is amazing! His voice sends shivers down my spines.

5 Adam Lambert Adam Lambert Adam Mitchel Lambert is an American singer, songwriter and stage actor. Since 2009, he has sold over 2.5 million albums and 5 million singles worldwide.

Yes he should have won. The only reason he didn't win to Kris Allen is because the day before the finale Adam confessed that he was gay. So, since America didn't want a gay winner for american idol Kris Allen won. It's really ashamed that he didn't win because he was so much better than Kris Allen and America was so sexual.

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

I totally agree that he should have won. He was fantastic!

6 Melinda 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. - ilovekelly75

Yes her audition was amazing from her personality to her singing, she's like a breathe of fresh air

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7 Fantasia 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. - ilovekelly75

8 David Cook
9 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.
10 Lauren Alaina

I think her audition was great how she sang back and forth with Steven Tyler. She was only 15! What do the rest of you think?

The Contenders

11 William Hung

His magically euphonious vocals have moved us deeply... from the couch to the floor, wetting ourselves - rbndelrio

Because everyone else is so damn boring!

It's hard not to like this guy :*)

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12 Kellie 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.

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13 Katharine McPhee Katharine McPhee

Based on pure vocals, this may be the best original audition. - ilovekelly75

14 Clay Aiken

Clearly this man can sing & should have won that year. He has a voice that just comes out naturally when he sings. Something that is truly a gift from our Lord.

It was a shock when this boy opened his mouth, and was actually able to blow the roof off. - ilovekelly75

I feel Clay Aiken should have won American Idol the year he was on American Idol.

15 Frenchie 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. - ilovekelly75

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

16 Kris Allen
17 Paris 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. - ilovekelly75

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

18 Danny Gokey
19 A.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. - ilovekelly75

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1. Scotty McCreery
2. James Durbin
3. Kelly Clarkson
1. Carrie Underwood
2. Kelly Clarkson
3. James Durbin



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