YOUR American Idol

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by taf2002, May 29, 2012.

  1. taf2002

    taf2002 Texas slumlord

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    14,121
    The winner of AI is rarely the one I would have picked. I thought I would start a thread where everyone could post their favs & see if we have any kind of consenses on who should have won & who should have been runner up.

    Season:
    1. Kelly Clarkson / Tamyra Gray
    2. Ruben Studdard / Clay Aiken
    3. Fantasio Barrino / Diana DeGarmo
    4. Carrie Underwoon / Vonzell Solomon
    5. Elliott Yamin / Chris Daughtry
    6. Melinda Doolittle / Phil Stacey
    7. David Cook / Carly Smithson
    8. Adam Lambert /Allison Iraheta
    9. Siobhan Magnus / Casey James
    10. Haley Reinhart / James Durbin
    11. Erika Van Pelt / Skylar Laine
     
  2. Rob

    Rob Beach Bum

    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Messages:
    13,315
    I have only watched part of seasons 3,4, 6 and all of 10, 11.
    3. I liked Fantasia, but there was another girl I liked - LaToya?
    4. There was a guy I liked early on who left - Mario? I stopped watching after that till the end. Carrie was a worthy winner.
    6. Melinda all the way. I liked Jordin ok. Also LaKisha and Phil.
    10. Pia/James
    11. Joshua/Jessica
     
  3. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2002
    Messages:
    11,834
    I bet I'm gonna have a way different opinion than most everyone else. I guess this is more who I wanted to win/finish 2nd than who actually deserved it, but you wanted us to list our faves, so...

    1. Kelly/Nikki
    2. Clay/Kim Caldwell
    3. Jennifer Hudson/Amy Adams
    7. Jason/Brooke
    8. Kris/Alexis Grace
    9. Casey James/Siobhan Magnus

    Season 4 I loved Judd Harris. But, he didn't make finals, so I didn't bother watching the finals.

    I really loved season 7. Jason, Brooke, Cook, Michael, Carly. Archuletta and Syesha had great voices. I even somewhat liked Amander Overmyer and Kristy Lee Cook (not 8 Days A Week though).
     
  4. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2010
    Messages:
    2,468
    There are certainly some talented folks who have graced the Idol stage but only Adam Lambert held my interest enough so that I would watch the show. Re the others: I just caught snippets here and there from season to season.

    You know there are hundreds of thousands of good singers in the world---the way Adam reworked each song always intrigued me. I look at Tom Cruise in "Rock of Ages" and would rather see Adam in the role. I hear Tom did a creditable job though.
     
  5. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Messages:
    30,732
    im too lazy to make a list for 9 whole seasons but i still wish scooter girl had gone through
     
  6. sap5

    sap5 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    7,915
    I wish William Hung had gone through. Sure, he made an album, but he could have done much more.
     
  7. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    14,092
    Clay, Melinda, and Adam are the big "deserved" winners for me.
    Clay and Adam seem to be doing very well without having won; although I'm sure that the exposure they received as a result of AI really helped the process.

    Elliot and Casey, whom I love, are making the kind of music they care about.
    Their experience on Idol made that possible.
     
  8. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2006
    Messages:
    7,753
    :D :D :D
     
  9. taf2002

    taf2002 Texas slumlord

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    14,121
    Who is scooter girl? Sounds intriguing.
     
  10. PeterG

    PeterG Argle-Bargle-ist

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2002
    Messages:
    8,783
    1. Kelly Clarkson / Tamyra Gray (then Ryan Starr and Christina Christian)
    2. Trenyce / Kimberley Locke
    3. Jennifer Hudson / George Huff
    4. Nadia Turner/ Vonzell Solomon
    5. Elliott Yamin / Ace Young
    6. Melinda Doolittle / Jordin Sparks
    7. Carly Smithson / Michael Johns
    8. Adam Lambert / Kris Allen
    9. Crystal Bowersox / Casey James
    10. Pia Toscano / Thia Megia
    11. Erika Van Pelt / Elis Testone

    Close, but no cigar. Well, not even close a lot of the times.... :wuzrobbed
     
  11. KikiSashaFan

    KikiSashaFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2003
    Messages:
    2,827
    I don't remember who is from what season, but I agree with Taf's list for the most part.
     
  12. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2003
    Messages:
    21,118
    I didn't watch seasons 1-3 so can't vote.

    I had no problem with Bo as Carrie's runner-up, thought they got it right that year.

    Melinda was the most wuzrobbed in AI history except for Adam, don't even remember the others!

    Daughtry should have won, McPhee second.

    Cook/Carly -- yep.

    Totally agree on Adam/Allison.

    And haven't watched it consistently since, although I did like Erika the best this year and when they voted her off, I found other things to do most Wednesday nights.

    Oops, ETA to say I thought Crystal Bowersox should have won her incredibly lackluster season.
     
  13. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2003
    Messages:
    20,764
    The ones who I wanted to win the most but didn't were Adam, Kim Locke, Carly Smithson and Melinda Dolittle. At least Adam made it to runner up status. Carly just didn't connect but her voice is one of the best to ever come on the show, IMO.
     
  14. moebius

    moebius Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2002
    Messages:
    1,456
    These are the ones who I was rooting for:
    1.Tamyra/Justin/Christina
    2.Ruben/Clay
    3.Fantasia/Latoya/John Peter Lewis/John Stevens
    4.Bo/Anthony
    5.Taylor
    6.Melinda/Blake/Chris Sligh
    7.Michael Johns/Chikezie
    8.Anoop/Scott/Danny
    9.Crystal/Tim
    10.Casey
    11.Heejun/Hollie/Joshua
     
  15. nypanda

    nypanda New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,525
    She's singing a fierce solo in church next Sunday, and dedicating her 3rd son. Come on over!! :)
     
  16. KikiSashaFan

    KikiSashaFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2003
    Messages:
    2,827
    Alright thanks to Wikipedia I have my list.

    1) Kelly, Nikki
    2) Kim L, Ruben
    3) Jennifer, Latoya
    4) Bo, Carrie
    5) Chris, Katherine
    6) Melinda, Blake
    7) David C, Jason
    8) Adam, Allison
    9) Casey, Katie
    10) Haley, James
    11) Skylar, Hollie
     
  17. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2003
    Messages:
    22,201
    I only came in during Season 7, and I had to go top three on seasons 7 and 8

    Season 7 David Cook/Carly Smithson/Michael Johns
    Season 8 Adam/Alison/Kris
    Season 9 I didn't care enough
    Season 10 James/Haley
    Season 11 Skylar/Colton
     
  18. haribobo

    haribobo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2002
    Messages:
    6,559
    1. Kelly Clarkson / Tamyra Gray
    2. Trenyce / Kimberley Locke
    3. Jennifer Hudson / George Huff
    4. Vonzell Solomon / Carrie Underwood
    5. Elliott Yamin / Mandisa
    6. Melinda Doolittle / Chris Richardson
    7. David Cook/ Syesha Mercado
    8. Kris Allen/ Allison Iraheta
    9. Alex Lambert / Paige Miles or Didi Benami, or Crystal (this season just went so, so wrong)
    10. Haley Reinhart / Lauren Turner
    11. Elise Testone / Hollie Cavanagh
     
    Last edited: May 30, 2012
  19. taf2002

    taf2002 Texas slumlord

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2003
    Messages:
    14,121
    During season 4 I voted for Bo but with hindsight I like Vonzell more. Apparently she is a big hit in Asia, I forgot exactly where. And I recently heard some current Siobhan Magnus recordings on youtube & she sounds fantastic. Also, I bought some downloads from Carly Smithson - her band is called We Are the Fallen & they are really good. So some of these people I like better now than when they were on the show.
     
  20. Smiley0884

    Smiley0884 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2003
    Messages:
    2,696
    1.Kelly/Justin (Even though I thought Tamyra was a pageant bot, her voice was beautiful and she should have been 3rd over Nikki)
    2.Clay/Kim Locke
    3.Jennifer Hudson/George Huff
    4.Bo/Constantine (Even though I love Carrie now, I thought she was pleasant enough on her season, but others stood out to me more than she did at the time)
    5.Elliot/Katharine
    6.Melinda/Jordin
    7.Carly/David C. (loved this season! So many to choose from)
    8.Adam/Alison (Though I did like Kris Allen as well)
    9.Crystal/Zzzzz
    10.ZZZZzzzzzz
    11.Erika/Hollie (I really wish we saw more of Erika this season, she really should have at least outlasted D'andre and Heejun)

    My favorite Idol overall is Adam Lambert, with Kelly Clarkson as a very close second. Those two are just far and away the best performers/vocalists to compete on Idol, and really are in a class of their own. Also shout out to Melinda Doolittle and Clay Aiken for having fantastic vocals as well.
     
  21. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Messages:
    1,784
    Began following in Season 8:

    8: Adam Lambert/Kris Allen
    9: Siobhan Magnus/Crystal Bowersox
    10: Haley Reinhart/Casey Abrams
    11: Skylar Laine/Phillip Phillips (I'm sorry; I do like him!)

    ETA: I can do a top 13 shakedown for this season...I can't remember much before that for some reason. :p
     
  22. merrywidow

    merrywidow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Messages:
    4,439
    My favorite non winners: Clay Aiken, Adam Lambert, Joshua Ledet