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An unbelievable voice! He can sing anything! He is also a great entertainer... funny with a quick wit and great rapport with the audience, Clay was way ahead all of Season 2 and should have won. His "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was phenomenal!
Wish that he would have had more chances on the radio.
What a voice. I am always astonished to hear him sing. Favorite AI performer of all time.
Best voice, bar none.2 Comments
She has a very unique vocal ability that no one in American Idol has showcased in its entire run. She can do anything from jazz, rock, soul, country... She covered songs, made it her own, and made it priceless. She is a goddess in the stage, mesmerizing everyone who watch and listen to her. America should see her talent as how we, from other parts of the world, did. You wouldn't regret it.
She doesn't get the fame she deserves. You kidding me? This girl rocks, she should have won that season hands down. Don't blame me, I love Scotty and he's one of my fave Idols, but I think that Haley has what it takes.
Judges always gave positive criticism to her competition even though she pushed limits and was unique...
She has a unique voice which was very Underrated - mood3337 Comments
I don't see how she underrated. She's one of the first American idols that I talk about. No pun intended. She's phenomenal. And her music and top hits tell it all
Underrated cause she doesn't win every award she's nominated for. But she's the only idol contestant to have 100 billboard no. 1 singles. So... Yeah
She gets the success she deserves, but for some reason, some people don't see her as being as amazing as she is.
Kelly Clarkson is not underrated if she's also #1 on a list of the best idol contestants of all time.3 Comments
She's got awesome voice but she'd been thrown under the bus several times
An incredible vocalist, she should have been at least in top 3, I think that her voice is amazing and very unique.
Gorgeous voice & she's now an actress as well as a singer She should've won hands down!
Quirky, different, and just what the industry needs. I bought and love both of her albums. Admittedly, her song choice wasn't always great. But she was just misunderstood.
How is he underrated? He won!
Allison was amazing! The only true female rocker ever on the show. The fact that she was eliminated on rock week instead of Scream On Gokey is still one of the biggest upsets in American Idol's history. Kradison should've been the top 3.
I often wonder if Kris' career would be better if he didn't win. I see so many comments that Adam Lambert should have won (heck, even Kris Allen said that more than once).
He was a brilliant young artist, unfortunately the show wanted to stick to the Danny-Adam finale, too bad for them - BIG TIME! - ramlien
Faded into obscurity after his fifteen minutes of fame. Kris should change his last name to Who. You know, Kris Who?
He sings "Hit the Road Jack" at his shows. They must be bringing in bus load of 80 year olds to see him perform. Lol1 Comment
He should have won that season, he is such an amazing performer with soul and emotion.
She wasn't only a good singer, but she was also an AMAZING, INCREDIBLE person! So humble and ordinary that I could almost relate with her! She is so, so sweet and inspiring!
She lacked Fantasia's star quality and powerful voice but she doesn't get the success she deserves. She is truly amazing and her voice is beautiful.
Had she not had to face Fantasia in the finals, she would had won her season for sure
Come on, she was incredible.1 Comment
She's a great singer, but some people are annoyed by her, and are therefore not listening to how good a singer she is.
If I were Michael Sarver or Anoop, I would apologize to her for unfairly taking her spot, which she deserved. - ilovekelly75
The judges should not play favorites! - ilovekelly75
Amazing voice very deep yet still an incredible 2.4 octaves range very original and always knowing what to do when to do it totally deserved to win but after his win his not really as big as he should he's a lot better than the famous Daughtry and a lot more versatile than kelly clarkson
One of the best voice in the history of IDOL, he is also a very good role model, he offers a lot of money in charities and he is very humble.
She is my favorite IDOL ever, and I think she is the most underrated contestant in the history of AMERICAN IDOL. Her voice is remarkable, unique and beautiful, definitely better than other winners like Kelly Clarkson. She should be more famous, making huge career, be a star.
A phenomenal live performer! If you've never been to one of her concerts, you are missing out. She never showed her true personality on IDOL. You may be surprised with how warm, funny and relaxed she is on stage. Not to mention that her vocals are always spot on.
I've never heard somebody saying "my favourite IDOL contestant is Melinda Doolittle". They all like Kelly and Carrie. But Melinda was amazing too! She is too underrated.
She is the most underrated finalist of season 8, for her voice was immature during her time on the show. However, she was still better than Michael Sarver, Matt Giraud, Megan Joy, Kris Allen, Alexis Grace, Danny Gokey, Anoop Desai, and Lil Rounds. She was sabotaged during the semifinal round. She should have gotten 5th place, not 13th place. The judges should have saved her instead of Matt Giraud.
She was very underrated her voice may not have been completely matured yet but still she was better than Micheal, Matt, Meghan, Danny, and Anoop!
Adam doesn't belong in this category. He has gone on to have a successful global career both with his solo music/touring and as frontman for the legendary Queen. If you've never seen him perform live you don't know what you are missing. The man is so incredibly talented, gorgeous, with charisma and charm oozing out of every pour. He's been invited back to American Idol for special performances and was the first to sit at the judges table. He has done some modeling, acting, and numerous T.V. appearances. Adam as had much more success than many of the winners. Even Kris Allen said many times that Adam should have won. While Kris is right, it didn't matter. Adam didn't need to win to have the successful international career he has today. His has a huge fan base and it keeps growing. Love Adam Lambert and can't think of anyone who deserve the success more than him!
Casey is the most talented overall musician that has ever been on American idol
Casey was outstanding and was treated poorly by AI producers near the end
I was rooting for her from auditions. She was rocking, and then suddenly, poof! Gone! I was so mad! I wish she's put out an album!
Some said she was a better vocalist then Kelly. I disagree, but she was still way underrated after the show.
She is such a star! I love her voice.
He should have made it a lot farther than he did! The fact that Scott Savol and Anthony Federov beat him irked me
Sundance is hands down the most underrated contestant. Check out his two albums since for proof "2016 and Gruene" and "Soul Country" which can be found on iTunes, amazon or cdbaby.com
I think it was a horrible crime to have people like Naima and Ashton make it through to the top 13 over this kids, don't get me wrong I liked those other contestants but this kid was awesome, if you don't remember him to well I would listen to Sorry seems to be the Hardest word from the wildcard round.
Season 11's 10th placer and much much better than any contestant on Season 11 and 12, which are so far the worst seasons ever. Erika has a very unique graspy tone as compared others who sound almost the similar.
If she auditioned today, she would win! This girl is so underrated and talented, it's incredible!
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Updated 5 Sep 2017
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2. Kelly Clarkson
3. Haley Reinhart