To American Idol fans and Gorgeous Geek readers,
In the spirit of the American Idol Season 8 coming to a close in a week, I’m proud to present the top 20 American Idol performances from my experience as a fan for the past seven years or so. This is not based on judges or anything. All of this are based on my own opinion and preference. Please enjoy~
20) “In a Dream” by Bo Bice (Season 4)
19) “Walkin’ After Midnight” by Kellie Pickler (Season 5)
18) “Where The Boys Are” by Kimberly Locke (Season 2)
17) “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” by Ramiele Malubay (Season 7)
16) “Natural Woman” by Kelly Clarkson (Season 1)
15) “Let It Be” by Brooke White (Season 7)
14) “Broken Wings” by Jordin Sparks (Season 6)
13) “Circle of Life” by Jennifer Hudson (Season 3)
12) “A House is Not a Home” by Tamyra Gray (Season 1)
11) “Imagine” by David Archuleta (Season 7)
10) “Stuff Like That There” by Kelly Clarkson (Season 1): As much as I love all Kelly performances, this one is so different from the rest of her performances that I have to put it in my top 10. Playful and fast singing? Win!
9) “Mad World” by Adam Lambert (Season 8 ): Because it’s impossible to find the TV version, here’s the studio version. It’s in my iTunes because it’s haunting, emotional, and Adam’s best. 🙂
8 ) “Alone” by Carrie Underwood (Season 4): Every girl on AI sang “Alone” for some reason. Only Carrie and Carrie alone made it the bomb.
7) “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Clay Aiken (Season 2): Sexy voice. Awesome song choice. Clay Aiken is the man in this one.
6) “You Give Love a Bad Name” by Blake Lewis (Season 6): Blake is total love. The beat boxing in this vid owns. The way he makes those gun noises is amazing. The song? Wicked. Performance-wise? Very fun!
5) “Billy Jean” by David Cook (Season 7): First of all, sorry for the lousy video. Both David Cook and David Archuleta have been consistently good all season long and I love them both but when Cook sang this song, I converted to a Cook fan. I have never heard Billy Jean sang this way before. It’s unbelievable. Wow.
4) “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Katherine McPhee (Season 5): There’s no need for any band. There’s no need for any real background music except for a soft guitar in the background. The emotion and power of Katherine’s voice is enough to pull this song through. I learn in music class that this is one of the hardest song to sing because of its rubato and Katherine sang the hell out of it.
3) “My Funny Valentine” by Melinda Doolittle (Season 6): Matt picked a horrible song choice on AI this year by tackling this song when Melinda literally killed it (in a positive way) two years ago. This song to me is untouchable on AI after Melinda sang it. Her voice is amazing in this song. It’s awesome. It’s too bad she peaked this early on and was eliminated at #3 that year.
2) “Flying Without Wings” by Ruben Studdard (Season 2): I was torn between Ruben and Clay Aiken in the finale of Season 2 but when Ruben sang this song, I had to vote for him. I’m not ashamed to say I cried when I heard this song. He won that year and it is all thanks to this song IMO. One of the best American Idol Performance to date. One of the best and emotional songs in history. ^^
1) “Summertime” by Fantasia Barrino (Season 3): Best vocal performance on AI ever. Fantasia has the most powerful voice of all the American Idol winner aside from Adam Lambert and this song not only shows off her voice but her connection with this song. Plus, I know the original version. Compared to the original, she totally made this song her own. She will always be remembered for this moment alone. Go Fantasia!
Note: I adore Kris Allen’s “Heartless” from two nights ago but I don’t know where to fit it in this list. =X Anyways, KRADAM FINALE! Yay~ I can’t wait. ^_____________^
Enough of the American Idol talk (next week is AI FINALS though!). I know I said I’ll finish Chapter 32 quickly but that didn’t happen. Some things came up. Anyways, Chapter 32 is finally here and I’ll try to get a lot of character-centric chapters done after this chapter. Last time I lied about the relationship chart too ^^;; I didn’t get to upload it then. It’s here if anyone is interested (and at the GG page too). It took so long on it that I’m glad it’s sort of done. ^^;; Let me explain the chart on a couple of things:
1) Red dotted lines are likes. There are a couple of question marks for likes that are uncertain.
2) Everyone’s initials are in their boxes. If there are characters with no initials, it means they haven’t been introduced in the story yet!
3) The color-coding for the initials- yellow for freshman, blue for sophomore, red for junior, green for senior, and black for non-Wilson high students.
4) The boxes are categorized into either social groups or associations. For example, Jin is in the Populars grouping while Vance is in the cross country group (not an official social group). 🙂
5) Little bits you guys should know: I put the arrow between Jin and Jordan because my little sister made me and Faith’s picture is a boy and I duplicate the twins’ picture twice (cheating ftw!).
6) I will update this relationship chart probably every two chapters so check it at the GG page.
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