American Idol: All Time Top 25 Performances! Commentary by Idolhead Ed
January 17, 2012
With American Idol season 11 right around the corner, I thought it would be a good prelude to look back at the incredible contestants and performances of the first 10 years of America’s top TV show.
There has been some really spectacular singing in the ten years of Idol. But even with these great performances I am about to put forth only a very few of these artists have made good on their Idol runs.
Some who have will not even be on this list. It’s funny how that works out.
Got thoughts? Post them at the end.
To be fair a few, namely from season 10, have not had their chance just yet. Even though they have not had their shot at a run though they are a quite a few on this list. It might surprise you how many were in the semis.
I will start with season one and go in order from there.
Season one was talent weak but did manage to catch the heart of America and no one more than that season’s winner.
1. Kelly’s “Stuff Like That There” was the best performance of season one. It remains the highest rated performance of all time according to What Not To Sing. If we put into perspective it would actually rank even higher if that were possible. Here is that spectacular performance.
2. Followed pretty closely in my opinion is Tamyra Grey’s “A House Is Not a Home”. Again putting this performance in perspective, it too would be an even more respected performance. Click Here To Watch
3. Clay had some really good performances but nothing quite to the level of the first two on this list but he was very consistently good. In fact until season 10 he, I think had the most consistently good run of anyone. Clay did have two outstanding performances the first was “Solitaire”. On a night where Kim Locke and Ruben both stood out Clay stole the show with his episode ending song. Here it is.
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