Most Underrated American Idol Contestants


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21 Colton Dixon Colton Dixon
22 Jasmine Murray

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!

23 Jordin Sparks 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.
24 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.

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!

25 Ruben Studdard
26 Casey James

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

27 Ace Young
28 Syesha Mercado
29 Jackie Tohn

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!

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31 Trenyce
32 Jessica Sanchez Jessica Sanchez
33 Tamyra Gray

Some said she was a better vocalist then Kelly. I disagree, but she was still way underrated after the show.

34 Kellie Pickler

She is such a star! I love her voice.

35 Kristen McNamara
36 Kimberley Locke
37 Siobhan Magnus
38 Anwar Robinson

He should have made it a lot farther than he did! The fact that Scott Savol and Anthony Federov beat him irked me

39 Sundance Head

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

40 Haley Scarnato
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