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American Idol 111 Best and Greatest Performances

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American Idol Current Judges 

Fantasia Barrino 

Adam Lambert 

Chris Daughtry 

Jessica Sanchez 

Katharine McPhee 

Joshua Ledet

American Idol will have its final curtain call with its last season premiering tonight. The Fox Channel Reality Singing Competition maintained its popularity and high television ratings in the first few years of 2000s but suffered sharp blows and major setbacks with the emergence of new and relatable rival reality singing competition like The Voice and X-Factor in the decade of 2010s with the fans clamoring for more up to date performances which they can relate and follow which is the very reason for the American Idol all-time low ratings which a lot of audience think is outdated and irrelevant and they thought that the singing competition always choose a surprising winner which usually is inferior to their runners-up. The drop in television viewership is manifested in some of the show's winners and other contestants lackluster album sales.

Other than its fading popularity, the reality show has its fair share of memorable moments to share somewhat surprising, annoying and amusing while some are inspiring and the show never runs of success stories, triumphs, laughs and tears most especially with the deaths of some of its contestants notably Michael Johns and Joanne Borgella of Season 7. Let's admit that this show has entertained us for awhile with its contestants, with the almost "nuisance" contestants some are weird, some are unusual while some were just pretty bland who loves music but the music doesn't Love them and not to outdo or outshine were who else but the judges themselves who sometimes has cat fights among them the notorious one were the alpha female rivalry of Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj and who can't forget the acerbic Simon Cowell with its mean and straight to the face lashing out?

However, the most unforgettable moments of the 15-season run reality singing competition are the goosebumps inducing, thought provoking and earth shattering performances of its contestants. Before American Idol will finally say good bye and turn off mic, let's take a look back at the show's most defining moments in its 14 seasons. Here is my list of American Idol's 111 Best and Greatest Performances.

Ranking In Order:

1. Jessica Sanchez - I Will Always Love You
2. Fantasia Barrino - Summertime
3. Adam Lambert - Mad World
4. Joshua Ledet - It's a Man's Man's Man's World
5. Bo Bice - In A Dream

Season 1

Kelly Clarkson - (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Kelly Clarkson - Respect
Kelly Clarkson - Stuff Like That There
Kelly Clarkson - A Moment Like This
Justin Guarini - Get Here
Justin Guarini - Route 66
Tamyra Gray - Raindrops Will Fall
Tamyra Gray - If I Were Your Woman
Tamyra Gay - Minnie The Moocher
Tamyra Gray - A House Is Not A Home
Tamyra Gray - Feel The Fire
Trenyce - Proud Mary

Season 2

Clay Aiken - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Clay Aiken  - Solitaire
Clay Aiken - At This Moment
Clay Aiken - Vincent
Clay Aiken - This Is The Night
Clay Aiken - Unchained Melody
Clay Aiken - I Could Not Ask For More
Ruben Studdard - Smile
Ruben Studdard - Flying Without Wings

Season 3

Fantasia Barrino - I Believe
Fantasia Barrino - A Fool In Love
Fantasia Barrino - All My Life
Fantasia Barrino - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Fantasia Barrino - Chain Of Fools
Fantasia Barrino - Something About The Way You Look Tonight
Jennifer Hudson - Circle Of Life
Fantasia Barrino - Summertime
Jennifer Hudson - I Have Nothing
Latoya London - Ain't Goin' Down Til' The Sun Comes Up
Latoya London - Don't Rain On My Parade

Season 4

Bo Bice - In A Dream
Bo Bice - Drift Away
Bo Bice - Whipping Post
Bo Bice - Spinning Wheel
Bo Bice - Vehicle
Bo Bice - Heaven
Constantine Maroulis - Bohemian Rhapsody
Constantine Maroulis - Nights on Broadway

Season 5

Katharine McPhee - Over The Rainbow
Elliott Yamin - A Song For You
Chris Daughtry - Suspicious Minds
Chris Daughtry - I Walk The Line
Chris Daughtry - Hemorrhage (In My Hands)
Chris Daughtry - Renegade
Kellie Pickler - Bohemian Rhapsody

Season 6

Melinda Doolittle - My Funny Valentine
Melinda Doolittle - I Got Rhythm
Lakisha Jones - Stormy Weather
Melinda Doolittle - I'm A Woman

Season 7

Ramiele Malubay - You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
David Archuleta - Imagine
David Archuleta - Another Day In Paradise
David Cook - Happy Together
Jason Castro - Hallelujah
David Cook - Hello
Ramiele Malubay - In My Life
Kristy Lee Cook - God Bless The USA
Michael Johns – It’s All Wrong, But It’s Alright
David Cook - Always Be My Baby
David Archuleta - Think of Me
David Cook - The Music of the Night
David Cook - Baba O'Riley
Syesha Mercado - Me and Mr. Jones
David Archuleta - Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me

Season 8

Alison Iraheta - Alone
David Lambert - Mad World
David Lambert - Whole Lotta Love
David Lambert - Track Of My Tears
David Lambert - Ring of Fire
Allison Iraheta - Cry Baby

Season 9 

Crystal Bowersox - Hand In My Pocket
Casey James - Mrs. Robinson

Season 10

Pia Toscano - I'll Stand By You
Thia Megia - Out Here On My Own
Casey Abrams - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Casey Abrams - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Haley Reinhart - Bennie and the Jets
James Durbin - Uprising
James Durbin - Without You
James Durbin - You Got Another Thing Coming

Season 11

Heejun Han - Angels
Jessica Sanchez - I Will Always Love You
Jessica Sanchez - Turn The Beat Around
Jessica Sanchez - Everybody Has A Dream
Colton Dixon - Piano Man
Skylar Laine - Gunpowder and Lead
Colton Dixon - Decode
Jessica Sanchez - Sweet Dreams
Elise Testone - Whole Lotta Love
Jessica Sanchez - Stuttering
Phillip Phillips - Volcano
Joshua Ledet - It's a Man's Man's Man's World
Jessica Sanchez - And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going

Season 12

Amber Holcomb - My Funny Valentine
Candice Glover - Lovesong
Amber Holcomb - Without You

Season 13

Malaya Watson - Take Me to the King
Dexter Roberts - Sweet Home Alabama
Dexter Roberts - Boondocks
Jena Irene - Can't Help Falling In Love
Caleb Johnson - Skyfall
Caleb Johnson - Dazed and Confused

Season 14

Clark Beckham - When A Man Loves A Woman
Joey Cook - King of Spain
Clark Beckham - It's A Man's Man's Man's World
Joey Cook - Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Clark Beckham - Every Breath You Take
Clark Beckham - Moon River
Jax - My Generation 

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