Most Overrated American Idol Contestantsidolangelx13 Who claims the title as the most overrated American Idol contestant of all time over the years?
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What's so great about a singer that sounds like he is making bowel movements when he sings (or maybe he is? ) and has songs that all sound almost the same (a la Nickelback)? He isn't a rocker, all he sings are ballads/relationships (if the dogs written are true, he must have a rocky relationship with his wife. If not, he makes music for the money, more so than for the soul) for housewives/soccer moms that couldn't get REAL rock music/have a bastardized view of what rock music is
All his songs after Idol are so boring, bland, and generic. Like a derivative version of Nickelback (which is already a derivative version of various bands).
And for you people who wonder why rock is less prominent (perhaps until recently), it's because of crap bands like Nickelback and Daughtry that made people get turned off by rock music. If I want simplified music, I'd listen to pop; at least it's more catchy than grunting.
How is he #1 or even considered for overrated. I guess people are more retarded than I imagined. Thank you for showing this list is completely skewed. Look at his track record and tell me that again. Well deserved top 3 ever.
I agree that he's overrated but he's not that terrible. Plus at least he sings better than Chad Kroeger. - CaptainMowzkerV 7 Comments
Most Overrated contestant since Chris Daughtry - idolangelx13
Season 7 was the first AI I watched, I got addicted since then, I'm only 1 17 then, my most fave season, I'm crazy in love to JCas.
Note to fans: Screaming is NOT singing!
THis guy was a good fit around a studio mix for a replacement effort for that band... But all in all.. a studio singer is a nobody.. No skills at all! - GarynKatie601
Fans, listen to real rock and roll. Springsteen is a good start.
SCREECHER!V 26 Comments
This guy was never any good to be quite honest. He never had an interesting voice, there was no unique qualities about him, and he shouldn't have made it as far as he did.
His over-whitened teeth nearly blinded you!
What he said.
I still can't believe he actually won. It was a huge surprise to me because he was never "one of the best". I had actually forgotten he was in the competition until he competed with Katharine in the finale. I think that either Chris Daughtry or Katharine McPhee should have won instead of him.
Why is daughtry 1? Yeah, he's popular, but he has done 10x more than any other contestant; he deserves his popularity.
Deserves to be number 1. He hasn't done anything at all since he won except a Ford commercial... - aman28
Taylor was pretty obvious from the beginning.. Cxant recall who all he was up against that year now but he had a hell of a voice... BUt year after year there's allways 1 or 3 Michael McDonalds in the group... - GarynKatie601V 3 Comments
He has a unique and different voice, but he is not technically the best singer. Jessica should have won instead of him, hands down. Phillip only won because he was cute and he had a big girl fanbase.
Marketed as a singer-songwriter but didn't write his hit singles Home and Gone Gone Gone (! )
Terrible. simply terrible. that's all I can say - Jaa2
One of the worst American Idol contestants ever.V 2 Comments
Definitely should be number 1 on this poll.
Most hypocritical too. Images herself as a good Christian but sings about destroying cars, dresses like a prostitute (for lack of a more PC term) in multiple performances. Heard she is not a nice person. If so, then no wonder artists like Taylor Swift (who writes her own songs and can connect with a myriad amount of people) are more popular.
Watching paint dry (or at least be gradually viscous) is much more entertaining (and more talented). But this stuff? Only loved by people who feared of "devil music" such as the Beatles and Pink Floyd
So boring, robotic, basic, and overpraised.
So over exposed. Fake face hair. Way tooo much make up. Screeeches. Looks like she is squeezing out a fart when she sings. Conceited. Not confident. Shallow. Total hypocritV 1 Comment
The only reason Lauren finished second in season 10 is because the young adolescent females who as a humongous voting bloc always power voting and who always chose young male guys as the winners of the show in the last 8 out of 9 seasons of American Idol were shipping Lauren together with Scotty, because Haley was too old for Scotty. Nonetheless, Haley Reinhart is the true winner of season 10, as she was astronomically far more talented than either one of those two contestants.
Just an other country girl that wants to be like Carrie Underwood. Deal with it, you are NOT Carrie Underwood.
I don't get it. There is absolutely NOTHING special about him. I never got why he made it to runner up and why people raved about him. I just didn't hear anything great in his voice.
He's cute but other than that its just a cute boy that has a good voice. And jessica doesn't have to be up here shes great and so not overrated. David archuleta is.
His voice is very good, but his style is not so unique.
Gosh! *Gasp* really, can only sing boring sappy ballads and looks like a mouse for God's sakeV 1 Comment
You suck! and what the heck were you wearing on your last appearance on American Idol? Yuck! - beckihrh
All she is is a singing chipmunk who can't sing AT ALL
Not a fan of the Macy Gray style of singing. She won because of a sob story. Really don't enjoy her at all.
How in the hell did she even get on there... Dear lord... - GarynKatie601V 1 Comment
The only reason he made at as far as he did was because of stupid chicks who voted for him every week. He has no talent at all. - gocanes52
no talent whatsoever plus all the good contestants Sundance and Stephanie went before him - idolangelx13
Robbed Sundance of a place in the top 12 where he would of shown his true talent
He's not even any good compared to others.
She's way too young to get so much praise as the next beyonce, etc. Need to learn a lil bit important life lessons first.
I love her songs but she didn't let anybody else shine in her Season. There were so many great singers in her Season and the same thing we could hear was "Kelly is so good! Kelly, you nailed the song! ". Please, there are other people here too.
"She didn't let anyone else shine"? Maybe you should blame the producers... Or the judges for the comments you quote. - Billyv
She comes and go every 2 years. She can sing but she is OVERRATED
Um...WHAT? - DCfnaf
Kris was absolutely mediocre. How did he win American Idol? There were so many other contestants deserving of the title like Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta.
A snooze fest then and now. Beyond boring and absolutely nothing memorable about him.
Loved watching Kellie Pickler when she was on Idol
He was the best singer that was ever on Idol.
So much standing ovation from the judges... He's just a noormal singer for me..
He had possibly the best male first audition ever, but was absolutely awful every performance after that, and made it all the way to the top 16. I was actually glad Sanjaya beat him for the last top 12 spot, because at least some people knew Sanjaya was bad.
He is the cutest person I've ever seen.
Uh no, she's the underrated one if favor of Angie Miller. Candice felt the songs way more than Angie ever did and that's why she deserved the crowning title of AI in Season 12. - DCfnaf
She recieve so much praise of the judges that made the one that should have won Angie get eliminated - Elextric
#3 on the all time fave ai contestants list! she isn't very good at all and is ahead of all the greats such as Taylor, Clay, Elliott, Davidc, Michael J and all the others! - idolangelx13
Her voice sounds lousy and her songs are pointless. Plus, she sucks as an actress.
"Look at me, I'm so punk, but I'm also a good Christian (from the suburbs)! " - sums up his personalityV 1 Comment
She is not THAT special/unique/beautiful and so many other things her fans say she is. She is just a normal singer. Good singing voice? I suppose. Good person? Seems like. But she has not everything it takes to be an idol.
A lot of people thought that she was the best contestant on the show ever.
Her voice is good, but she is not THAT good to make it till the TOP 4. There were many other singers better than her that got voted off earlier than her. For example, Colton Dixon, Erika Van Pelt, Skylar Laine.
I HATED her so much it pained me
Very overrated and easy to forget. Personally, I'm a huge fan of AMERICAN IDOL, I remember all the contestants from all the seasons, but I always forget him, even though he did won his season! He is forgettable.
He doesn't have the 'it' that makes a star
She didn't deserve to be the winner at all. Come one, that season was a great one. So many good voices - Lakisha Jones, Melinda Doolittle...And they chose Jordin Sparks? , I cannot believe it.
As if this planet needed another Meatloaf. Overrated.
He looks kinda like a girl! "Kayla" Johnson!
That dude SUCKS. Laugh out loud - GarynKatie601
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