5 Best 'American Idol' Auditions
Over the years, "American Idol" provided some of the best to the worst auditions throughout the years and here, we recount the five best "American Idol" auditions. Some auditions were good, some average and at worst, unforgettable. However, among them all, there were auditions,which stood out the for their greatness. Here is a countdown of the five best "American Idol" auditions.
- Kelly Clarkson. This then 20 year old from Texas had one the best five "American Idol" auditions. She wowed the judges with her rendition of Etta James' "At Last" and got the chance to be an "Idol" judge and critique Randy on his dry performance of R. Kelly, "I Believe I Can Fly." With her likable personality and great vocals, it came as no surprise that she would become the first Idol winner and one of the successful ones to exceed her fame in "Idol".
- Fantasia Barrino. This southern girl had not only the personality and great presence, but also a beautiful powerful voice to back her up. At first, Simon was not quite convinced of her original song choice but came around quickly with her version of "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner. She won not only the judges' hearts, but also America's as well to become the third "American Idol" winner.
- Adam Lambert. This person had the ultimate star power once he sang Queen’s "Bohemian Rhapsody." However, Simon was quick to point out his voice as theatrical. Theatrical or not, Lambert had it and brought it every week, belting out high notes and singing smooth ballads. He was an unpredictable man as we did not know what to expect from him each week, and fans simply love him for that.
- Larry Platt. Although 40 years too late, civil rights activist, General Larry Platt didn't care about going past the audition or even making the top twelve. It was only one thing he wanted to get across, people looking like fools with their pants on their ground. Yes, "Pants on The Ground" was written, performed, and danced by Platt and America loved it so much, it was the most talked about topic for a week. So all you guys out there wearing their pants off the backside, remember, NOT to look like a fool with your pants on the ground.
- Clay Aiken. Who says only the hot "Idol" wannabees can sing? No one. Not even the judges knew what lie ahead until the dorky looking Clay Aiken stood before them. I think Randy thought the Idol performer was a joke since Aiken did not seem look like the best or even average singer, but he blew everyone by surprise with his smooth rendition of "Always and Forever" by Heatwave. Since then, he was one of the most lovable contestants of the season with the most loyal fan base. Unfortunately, that came to a screeching halt when the other lovable southern gentleman Ruben Studdard crowned Idol winner.