Pandora's Box: A Random Idol Rankings Thread in American Idol Posted September 4, 2020 1 hour ago, miss denise said: I feel like I'm on a game show, like "is that your final answer?" But I'll have to think about this. Ah, that's too bad, but at least it wasn't anyone in particular's fault. I hope you can still enjoy the season. Okay, I would at least be interested in you sharing with me. Aw, I still liked her on TXFUS, but I think she's done much better on the UK show. I liked her from her music career, but loved her on Dancing With the Stars. She was incredible on there and that's what really made me a fan. I also then realized she's an amazing singer and more so than I knew from The Pussycat Dolls. She's very fun on The Masked Singer. The whole panel is great together. Ooh wow, those are some great memories. I wonder if you saw any of my lists, redos, or reduxes. Ugh, so much lost work. It's too bad the other boards are gone now too, but nice that it was the push you needed to join us here. 015. David Archuleta - Imagine: This will probably always be my favorite Idol performance. It's so special to me. I completely forgot you thought it was overrated when I submitted it, but I still appreciate your positive thoughts. Interesting you prefer the finale version! I agree the arrangement was so beautiful and truly highlighted his wonderful vocals. Love the Arch Angels mention too. 014. Jordin Sparks - I (Who Have Nothing): This was one of the two biggest standout performances for me that season. The first performance of this song... and seems to be your least favorite, although it's still my favorite. It was definitely Jordin's most mature performance yet and her vocals and connection amazed me so much. I never get tired of listening to it. 013. Carrie Underwood - Alone: Another performance that slayed me and this one was so unexpected. This is also another one I played on repeat like crazy and never get over it. This proved that Carrie really can sing anything and her vocals were so effortless, yet powerful. Amazing. 012. Kris Allen - Ain't No Sunshine: I agree on the arrangement and how it was fresh and showed Kris's artistry. This is one of his signature performances for me, even though another one in particular is THE signature one. But this song fit him so well and was a standout moment in a season full of them. And fun to learn this is another one you prefer the finale version of. I tend to always like the original best. 011. Clay Aiken - Bridge Over Troubled Water: I agree his vocals, connection, and arrangement were all fantastic and this was truly a winning performance for me. I loved a lot of Clay performances, but this was one of the biggest highlights. I also love the studio version of it. Don't think too hard about it; as I said, I'll wait until I'm done with this ranking before crossing that bridge. Yeah, it happens; speaking of spoilers, one thing I plan on doing for the upcoming season is not watch any Idol episodes until the semi-finals start, which means I probably won't be all that active on the boards at the beginning of the season so I can avoid any spoilers. Back to The Masked Singer, I would like to share my thoughts; however, I don't think this thread is the right place for it and I don't have any idea where to share them. As for Nicole, the main thing I remember about her on TXFUS is the backlash she received over Rachel Crow's elimination. It's nice to see she's doing better in the UK version; I think I've watched an episode or two, but I'm not sure which season it was. I agree with you on her being an amazing singer. Unfortunately, I don't think I remember seeing any of your lists or redos. The main one I do remember is Wallace's finalist list after S15. With that said, I would be more than happy to read and participate if you create anything new. It is a shame that so much work is lost after all those years; however, there will hopefully be new work for the future and they will be better preserved. Thank you for the last sentence. 015. Despite my feelings of it, I'm happy it was submitted especially seeing how special it is to you. I thought he was more emotionally connected in the finale version which is why I preferred it to his semi-finals version. I remember that was the name of his fan base, so I thought I'd mention it here. 014. I have a feeling I know what the other standout performance of that season was. I agree about it being Jordin's most mature performance. Here is one performance in which I prefer the original to the finale version, in which I thought she tried to do too much. Good to see you never get tired of listening to it. 013. Completely agree about it being unexpected; I didn't think Carrie had it in her to pull off a performance like this. It certainly did prove Carrie could sing anything. 012. I agree about it being one of his signature performances and the song fitting him so well. It was certainly a standout from that season. Understandable about preferring the original version. 011. Agree about this being a winning performance and it being one of Clay's biggest highlights. I don't believe I ever heard the studio version of it, however.