So, in honor of the new season of American Idol (and quite possibly, the last) I thought I would list my favorite performances from all eight seasons. This was hard. I've enjoyed a lot of contestants over the years. American Idol is a great show and I look forward to moments that will go down in history. When it comes to my Top 10, each of these performances has changed the way I hear the song. I don't hear the original anymore, I hear these versions in my head instead.
My personal Top 10 favorite American Idol performances:
10.Ruben Studdard - Superstar
9. Kathrine McPhee - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
8. Jason Castro - Hallelujah
7. Bo Bice - Whipping Post
6. Carrie Underwood - Alone
5. Jordin Sparks - I Who Have Nothing
4. Chris Daughtry - I Walk the Line
3. Tamyra Gray - A House is Not a Home
2. Kelly Clarkson - Natural Woman
And finally... my ALL-TIME favorite Idol performance was given by Fantasia Barrino. This performance was filled with so much raw emotion. I don't think she could've sang it with more passion or better vocals than she did that night. I was a Fantasia fan from her first audition, but I knew I wanted her to win (for sure!) after this performance. Still my all-time favorite to date.
1. Fantasia Barrino - Summertime
Any performances missing from the list above that are your favorites? Feel free to comment below.