Category Archive: DRI Top 30

The Best American Idol Performances of All Time

This list was never about me. When I started it back in 2014, I wanted to put together a comprehensive list of the 30 best performances in American Idol history but I wanted… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time – No. 1, Adam Lambert, “Tracks of My Tears

Any greatest American Idol performance list that doesn’t have an Adam Lambert song ranked No. 1 is wrong. That’s really it. With plenty of ranked lists and clickbait slideshows coming for the final… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 2, Kelly Clarkson, “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”

When did you know? Depending on your ear, there’s quite a few Kelly Clarkson performances you’d call the moment you knew she was a star and trying to pick one that everyone likes… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 3, Phillip Phillips, “We’ve Got Tonight”

It’s rare that an American Idol winner’s best performance is among his least recognized. Phillip Phillips wasn’t your normal Idol. Anyone who watched Season 11 can tell you what P-Squared songs they liked… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 4, David Cook, “Always Be My Baby”

Sit down boys and girls. I want to tell you about when American Idol was a singing show. Yes, there was a time when the show was less about musical versatility and originality… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 5, Adam Lambert, “Mad World”

Every once in a while there’s a performance on American Idol that is so good words are just a waste of everyone’s time. You sit there, listen and enjoy to what’s in front… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 6, Jordin Sparks, “I (Who Have Nothing)”

Could the kid cut it? That was the biggest question about Jordin Sparks once she got into the Top 12 and it took her all of two weeks to prove she was a… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 7, Carrie Underwood, “Alone”

Quick – name the night Carrie Underwood became famous. Anyone who’s watched American Idol or knows anything about the country music superstar knows the exact night Underwood because famous is the night when… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performance Of All Time: No. 8, Kelly Clarkson, “A Moment Like This”

Do you remember where you were when Kelly Clarkson was crowned in Season 1 of American Idol? I do. College. My roommates, me, our girlfriends – some of whom are wives now, some… Continue reading

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