Category Archive: DRI Top 30

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 17, Phillip Phillips, “Home”

We all knew he was going to win. We didn’t care. That’s what made Phillip Phillips so special. Season 11 wasn’t over when P-Squared auditioned with “Superstition,” but the second he dropped the… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 18, Haley Reinhart, “House of the Rising Sun”

There are some songs on American Idol that are done every season that never seem to resonate with the judges or fans. “House of the Rising Sun” is one of those. It’s not… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 19, Candice Glover, “Lovesong”

No season in American Idol deserves an asterisk more than Season 12. Sick of the WGWG (if you don’t know what it means, you lose all right to complain about commentary; it’s a… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: Nos. 30-21

Recapping the first 10 selections for anyone who missed them. Click the links to read the recaps. No. 30 – Nick Mitchell/Norman Gentle, “I Am Telling You No. 29 – Jacob Lusk, “You’re… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 20, Clay Aiken, “Bridge over troubled Water”

I am not a Clay Aiken fan. Before you get all worked up over nothing, realize this doesn’t mean I dislike the man as a performer either. When American Idol’s second season aired,… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 21, Crystal Bowersox, “People Get Ready”

She was written off by many before she even reached Hollywood. She ended up being one of the most beloved contestants in American Idol history. Saying you hated Crystal Bowersox in Season 9… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 22, Michael Johns, “It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right” (RIP)

(EDITOR’S NOTE: In my hopes of hopes, Michael Johns read this before he passed. He was one of the greatest Idol contestants the show’s had even if he didn’t go as far as… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 23, Bo Bice, “In a Dream”

Confession time. Like everyone else in the country, I watched Season 1 of American Idol religiously. Then I moved. I worked at a newspaper in Pennsylvania, which meant working nights and in the… Continue reading

American Idol Top 30 Performances of All Time: No. 24, Joshua Ledet, “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World”

Joshua Ledet never had a chance. Vocally, he was far superior to Phillip Phillips and every other guy – and maybe girl, but I though Elise Testone was slightly better – in Season… Continue reading

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