Top Ten Best American Idol Performances


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21 David Cook - Billie Jean

This should be in the top ten.

22 Jordin Sparks - You'll Never Walk Alone

Next to Fantasia's Summertime, it ws probbly the most emotionl performance ever, and next to Kelly's Natural Woman, it probably was the most powerful vocal ever. If anybody underestimated the young contestants on the show, they didn't anymore. - ilovekelly75

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23 Elliott Yamin - A Song For You

The song has been remade many times by many different highly accomplished artists, and Elliott knew what he would be compared to, and he stepped up to the plate, and delivered the performance of a lifetime. - ilovekelly75

24 James Durbin - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow James Durbin - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

To hard to pick just one. He was great every single time.

Will always love James

He was awesome in every performance

Love to hear him sing and I am 64

25 Bo Bice - In A Dream

Added to the fact that singing a song with no background music in front of 35 million people isn't exactly the easiest thing in the world to do, it was also sung technically perfect, with great vocals, and an unbelieveable amount of emotion behind it. America had no choice but to send him to the final two after this. - ilovekelly75

26 Melinda Doolittle - My Funny Valentine

Melinda chose a simple ballad, and her pure voice shone through. She became the top contender after that performance. - ilovekelly75

27 Tamyra Gray - A House Is Not A Home
28 Angie Miller - You Set Me Free

I love the fact that she wrote her own song and she had the guts to perform it in front of everyone. We know Angie, we know her voice is phenomenon but just seeing her songwriting talent was heartwarming because I just love it when singers write their own songs.

What separates her from the rest of the American Idol Contenders is that she has the ability to write great songs. This one caught everyone by surprise! - drummer

29 Jena Irene - I Can't Help Falling In Love With You


The way she sings it with so much meaning and with that epic voice of hers :') PROUD to call myself a Jena fan, I don't care if she didn't win (SHE SHOULD HAVE), I'll always listen to her music, she inspires me, THANK YOU JENA, I LOVE YOU

This is the performance, by far, of season 13. It is just so beautiful and Jena's voice just complements to the meaning of the song

I am in SHOCK. I just can't believe this. This is the best performance idol has seen in that season. Her range. I can't even...

The best performance ever

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30 Allison Iraheta - Alone
31 Jessica Sanchez - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Leaving

From the start, I was amazed. Every run, heck, every note was amazing! Especially at the end, when she sang that last 'me' it blew me away, to the other side of the room. - boeingrules

32 Kris Allen - Falling Slowly
33 Colton Dixon - Piano Man
34 Joshua Ledet - It's A Man's World Joshua Ledet - It's A Man's World
35 James Durbin - Uprising
36 Paul McDonald - Tracks of My Tears
37 Adam Lambert - Ring of Fire Adam Lambert - Ring of Fire
38 Elise Testone - Whole Lotta Love
39 David Cook - Always Be My Baby

Better than the original version

40 William Hung - She Bangs William Hung - She Bangs

Admit it, his singing is the most entertaining.

Not to mention that he is confident at what he does, and he does not act so robotic and stiff when he performs. Charisma? He got it!

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