Most Robbed American Idol Contestants

This list is dedicated to those who were shockingly eliminated, and deserved another chance for the title.

The Top Ten

1 Pia Toscano
2 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.
3 Mandisa
4 Chris Daughtry Chris Daughtry Christopher Adam "Chris" Daughtry is an American musician and actor, best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Daughtry and as the fourth-place contestant on the fifth season of American Idol.
5 Michael Johns

He was amazing! He should have been up in the finale with David Cook.

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

The young female voters who always power voted as a humongous voting block to pick the winners in 8 out of the last 9 seasons of Idol, always voted for young cute guys. In season 10, they voted for the young cute guy, Scotty, and the girl, Lauren, they were shipping Scotty with. Meanwhile, Haley was too old for Scotty. Nevertheless, she is the true winner of American Idol season 10 because she was astronomically far more talented than either Scotty or Lauren.

Haley was easily the best singer and performer in season 10 and she should have won. Unfortunately she was sabotaged by the judges and the producers and then robbed by the teeny boppers who do most of the voting.

Haley is definitely the most robbed American Idol contestant. Her voice is so unique and her style is so different and interesting. She should have been in the TOP 2 with Scotty.

May 2011...

LA Times: "'American Idol' recap: What do the judges have against Haley?...I really think the judges unfairly piled on Haley, while equally unjustly lavishing praise on a cringe-inducing performance by Scotty McCreery..."

MTV: "Do the 'Idol' judges " or, more specifically, Jackson and Jennifer Lopez " have it out for her?...Given the amount of praise they've heaped on her fellow contestants (even when they blew notes or twitched around the stage), while continuing to criticize Reinhart for everything from her song choice to her onstage mannerisms, it's certainly something to ponder."

Andrew Wuepper, 2015: "I mixed her when she was on American Idol. Best voice of that season by far! "

Chris Fischer, 2015: "I had the honor of charting arrangements for Haley Reinhart during her stint on American Idol... She has such a sultry voice but has the chops and theory to hang with the 13th #11 chords with ease..."

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7 Sabrina Sloan
8 Colton Dixon Colton Dixon
9 Siobhan Magnus
10 Lilly Scott

The Contenders

11 Angie Miller
12 Melinda Doolittle

One of the best top 5

13 Jasmine Murray
14 Tamyra Gray
15 Gina Glocksen
16 Allison Iraheta
17 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.

He should won the season.

18 Todrick Hall
19 James Durbin

Not to me he wasn't. Such a screamer. He always came across as "playing at" being a rock star, so karaoke. I never saw what was so great about him. Now I hear he's with some metal band screaming his head off. He must be very happy.

20 Casey Abrams

Definitely! I think that nobody ever really appreciated his talent and that's crazy because he is really talented, he knows how to play a bunch of instruments and on the top of that he has an amazing personality! I don't get why nobody saw that. I love Scotty, Lauren and Haley so much, but I think Casey deserved to be as succesful as they were.

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