Sunday, May 22, 2005

Best o' the Idol

The always-on-top-of-things Daily Zak just sent me an interesting top ten list from

The Top Ten Best Idol Performances (according to
10) "Proud Mary" - Trenyce (Idol 2)
9) "Bohemian Rhapsody" - Constantine Maroulis (Idol 4)
8) "Crocodile Rock" - John Stevens (Idol 3)
7) "Unchained Melody" - Clay Aiken (Idol 2)
6) "A House Is Not a Home" - Tamyra Gray (Idol 1)
5) "Superstar" - Ruben Studdard (Idol 2)
4) "Circle of Life" - Jennifer Hudson (Idol 3)
3) "Whipping Post" - Bo Bice (Idol 4)
2) "Stuff Like That There" - Kelly Clarkson (Idol 1)
1) "Summertime" - Fantasia (Idol 3)

I take issue with many of these choices. I admit some of these are very smart choices (Kelly's "Stuff Like That There," Fantasia's "Summertime), while others are absolutely hideous and totally wrong (John Stevens??? Constantine???) I have decided to compile my very own top ten list.

The Top Ten Best Idol Performances (according to judge jru)

10) "Flim Flam Sauce" - Ryan Starr
(Idol 1)

Best train wreck Idol performance ever.

9) "Ain't No Sunshine" - Christina Christian (Idol 1)

Best quietly confident performance by an Idol contestant.

8) "Proud Mary" - Trenyce (Idol 2)

Best performance by an average Idol contestant.

7) "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" - Clay Aiken (Idol 2)

Best performance by an Idol nerd.

6) "New York State of Mind" - Kimberely Locke (Idol 2)

Best Idol performance of a Billy Joel song.

5) "A House Is Not a Home" - Tamyra Gray (Idol 1)

Best performance of a song that judge jru hates.

4) "Summertime" - Fantasia (Idol 3)

Best performance by a barefoot Idol contestant.

3) "Stuff Like That There" - Kelly Clarkson (Idol 1)

Best performance by an Idol contestant on a bad idea theme night (i.e.: Big Band Night).

2) "Natural Woman" - Kelly Clarkson (Idol 1)

Best solo performance by an Idol contestant ever.

1) "Band of Gold" - Frenchie Davis & Kimberely Locke (Idol 2)

Best performance on the Idol. Period. Two years later, I still have this performance saved on the Tivo. As much as it shames me to admit this, whenever I need a pick-me-up...I play this genius performance. In fact, I love it so much...that I'm gonna go watch it right now. Later!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Bohemian Rhapsody" - Constantine Maroulis

One of the worst performances of the year, IMO. Constantine was totally overrated (particularly when compared to Bo Bice) and this song demonstrated why. Truly awful.

7:07 AM  
Anonymous deepee said...

Completely agree with the Christina pick - but think the Kelly Clarkson Celine Dion song (can't remember which tune) should have been in there (she WAS sick when she sang the hell out of it)

12:29 PM  
Blogger laura said...

i have band of gold on mp3 and listen to it in my car. other faves...justin guarini don't let the sun go down on me, ny state of mind k. lo, something to talk about, fantasia and the mowtown medley from the season one finale

6:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Stevens??????? I can't imagine him listed on a "Best" list of anything. Every song he sang was horrendous.

1:47 PM  
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I hate to see Jennifer Hudson's name on there anywhere.

6:37 PM  
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Constatine rocked them

6:38 PM  

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