1 Jackie Evancho
Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho (born April 9, 2000) is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age and, since 2009, has issued an EP and seven albums, including a platinum and gold album and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's 2017 album, Two Hearts, ...read more.
She was born on YouTube and launched on America's Got Talent Season 5 (even though she came in "second". That was of little consequence because it's what came afterward that is important:
She's releasing her third full studio album (sixth overall) "Awakening" on Sept. 23rd. She just finished taping her *third* PBS Great Performances concert (to be broadcast in December). She has performed in Palace Square in St. Petersburg, Russia with tenor Dimitry Hvorostovsky and soprano Sumi Jo in front of 100,000, in Taiwan with José Carerras in front of 30,000, in Hiroshima at the Peace Arch Concert followed by her own concert in Bunkamura Hall in Tokyo, with Cirque du Soleil in their One Night for ONE DROP charity gala, twice for Muhammad Ali's CelebrityFightNight, David Foster & Friends numerous times, four times for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, twice with Tony Bennett, and in over 50 of her own solo concerts backed by full orchestra. The full list is much longer. And she's just 14.
Came in second on America's Got Talent season 5, but exploded on the charts, breaking Michael Jackson's record as the youngest artist in US chart history to have a Top 2 and Platinum CD.
Since then, has had her own PBS "Great Performances" T.V. special TWICE, with taping of her third T.V. special slated for summer of 2014.
Destined to be the greatest singer of her generation.
Jackie might have become successful without her appearance on America's Got Talent. But it would have taken a lot longer than... Instantly!
"Made famous by reality T.V."? No, widely discovered by reality T.V., perhaps. Made famous and respected and admired by her incredible vocal talent, definitely.
2 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.
Saw him live -- absolutely the best singer on American Idol and one of the best singers I've ever heard -- no one surpasses his range and vocal ability.
Adam Lambert has an amazing range that few male pop singers possess or use. His voice and presence changed American Idol.
Adam is the absolute best singer of his generation. He will go down in history as one the best of any generation.
3 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 ...read more.
She has a seriously amazing voice. So amazing! I have such huge love for Kelly Clarkson. She is unbelievably talented.
most successful, and technically an amazing vocalist, who Simon said was on the level of Mariah Carey and Celine Dion
4 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.
Carrie and Miranda should be much higher than they are! I ADORE them both. Kellie Pickler should be on here too! Congrats on everything to the two of you! And everyone else on here ;)
Carrie Underwood has a flawless singing voice. She is also a dynamic performer!
one of the best country singers ever
5 Leona Lewis
Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer, songwriter and animal welfare campaigner. She was born and raised in the London Borough of Islington, London, England where she attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
Every one of her performances made the hair on the back of my neck stand up, no one since has even got close.
Mariah Carey minus the whistle notes
6 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.
Great singer and actress in Sparkle.
beautiful voice that can be versatile and dynamic
7 Eli Mattson
soulful version of Elton John
8 Miranda Lambert
Miranda Leigh Lambert is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as a solo artist, and is a member of the Pistol Annies.
she sings with so much emotion
9 Max Crumm
he won the part as Danny on Grease even though he looked nothing like him
10 Susan Boyle
Susan Magdalane Boyle is a Scottish singer who came to international attention when she appeared as a contestant on the TV programme Britain's Got Talent on 11 April 2009, singing "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Misérables.
11 Caitlin Lynn
chilling tone to her voice
12 Crystal Bowersox
13 Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Ann Tweedy (formerly Cheryl Cole, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini) known as Cheryl is an English singer, dancer, and television personality. She rose to fame in late 2002 as a member of girl group Girls Aloud on ITV's Popstars: The Rivals, and stayed with the group until they split up in 2013.
14 Laurel McGoff
15 Dilana Robichaux
16 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.
17 Leanne Mitchell
18 Angie Miller
19 K. Michelle
20 Jonathan Antoine
Jonathan Antoine is a classically trained English tenor. He rose to fame after appearing on the sixth series of Britain's Got Talent in 2012 as one half of the classical duo Jonathan and Charlotte.
21 William Hung
William James Hung, also known as Hung Hing Cheong, is a Hong Kong-born American former singer who gained fame in early 2004 as a result of his rather colorful audition performance of Ricky Martin's hit song "She Bangs" on the third season of the television series American Idol. He is also a motivational ...read more.
22 Jessica Sanchez
23 Kris Allen
Kristopher Neil Allen is an American singer and songwriter from Conway, Arkansas, and the winner of the eighth season of American Idol.Prior to Idol, he self-released a 2007 album entitled Brand New Shoes.Allen's Idol coronation song, "No Boundaries" and his version of "Heartless" both charted within ...read more.
Love him. So,underrated
24 David Cook
David Roland Cook is an American rock singer-songwriter, who rose to fame after winning the seventh season of American Idol in 2008.
25 Rueben Studdard
Iam a native of Bham and we had over a dozencontestant to come from Alabama. We had two winners from Bham, and Rueben was one. I want to say thanks Rueben we love you!