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    YOUR American Idol

    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

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    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
    I think I will have a snack and take a nap before I eat and go to sleep.

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    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).

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    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.

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    im too lazy to make a list for 9 whole seasons but i still wish scooter girl had gone through
    I feel like I'm in a dream. But it can't be a dream because there are no boy dancers!

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    I wish William Hung had gone through. Sure, he made an album, but he could have done much more.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sap5 View Post
    I wish William Hung had gone through. Sure, he made an album, but he could have done much more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    im too lazy to make a list for 9 whole seasons but i still wish scooter girl had gone through
    Who is scooter girl? Sounds intriguing.

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    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....
    It's official. I am madly in love with Meryl Davis.

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    I don't remember who is from what season, but I agree with Taf's list for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taf2002 View Post
    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
    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.
    "Youth and vigor is no match for age and deceit." -- Prancer

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    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.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by my little pony View Post
    im too lazy to make a list for 9 whole seasons but i still wish scooter girl had gone through
    She's singing a fierce solo in church next Sunday, and dedicating her 3rd son. Come on over!!

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    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

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    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

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    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 by haribobo; 05-30-2012 at 03:17 AM.

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    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.

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    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.

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