Crisis On Hand: An American Idol Finalists Ranking List in American Idol Posted July 31, 2020 45 minutes ago, Bk1234 said: Season 16: Amelia Hammer Harris- The name rings a bell, but I have no memory of her performances. Effie Passero- I remember being surprised she didn’t make the Top 14. Any hope of me looking into her was ruined by David Hernandez... Layla Spring- I did not like her at all! Her voice is one of the most annoying country voices I have ever heard. Gabby was MUCH better, and thankfully the judges agreed. I was devastated when she was chosen over Logan, but thankfully nothing good came out of it. She posted a video on her YouTube channel saying she got out in the first round of Hollywood Week. She said that she felt she did a good job, which begs the question: did the producers have anything to do with her elimination? What I think happened, was they didn’t want Layla‘s comeback to be a focus of the season so they either forgot about her, or cut her purposely and shadily covered it up. It’s also is important to note that the show seemed to want to limit the amount of country contestants of this season (as seen by the Grace and Lauren M. thing), so that could’ve played a role as well. Trevor McBane- Similar situation to Amelia Hammer Harris. I remember his name and how he looked, but nothing else... Season 17: Ashley Hess- My favorite from Season 17 . I loved all of her performances, and though I get your point about Sir Duke, I think after a solid performance and a TON of potential, she should’ve made it through over Uché... Season 16 Amelia: Fair enough Effie: Sadly, I wasn't surprised about her not making the Top 14, but I would've still liked to see her there. I forgot you don't like David Hernandez. Layla: . I liked her the most of the three, so I had no problems with her being picked. Interesting points about the show wanting to limit the amount of country singers for S18. It appears they are going for different types of winners each season. Maddie is singer/songwriter, Laine is country/rock (which may explain why they limited the amount of country singers), and Sam is R&B. Trevor: Fair enough Season 17 Ashley: She would've been my favorite had she made the finals. I mentioned this earlier, but I thought Uché and Alyssa were virtually locks, and I felt Dimitrius had a better performance; thus, I understand why she wasn't picked. Besides, I liked Uché, so I didn't mind him going through. If anything, I thought Ashley should've been voted through instead of either Wade or Walker, but it is what it is. 39 minutes ago, Blirel said: Season 16 Amelia was very polarizing in a good way. I remember being intrigued by her day 1. That being said, she had vocal limitations which were shown the more we saw from her. Effie had a massive voice. I didn’t love her audition as the original song was kind of meh and also some of her song choices were a bit too generic for me but no doubt she could sing and she nailed her performance of The Dance. Her Alone cover was good but it displayed just how generic she was. Her duet with Cam of Diane was much better. Layla was not my cup of tea. She’s gotten better now but her voice always kind of annoyed me. Her shaky vibrato was not for me. She was just okay. Trevor- I’m surprised to see him here. His duet performance might be the worst celebrity duet performance we saw. He was overshadowed. I was never wowed by him. I think Shannon O’Hara deserves a mention. She never delivered a bad performance and I always found her super likable. She was one of my favorites of that season. Season 17 Okay. Ashley Hess is one of my favorite contestants of all time. That’s how much I loved her. Such an easygoing fresh voice. I still think she was robbed but song choice did her as she never should’ve sang Sir Duke. She made the top 14... is that considered a semi finalist? This is a bit random as she wasn’t shown much but I’m going to mention Bumbly. I still go back to her duet with Shaggy. I know Vision of Love was meh but her duet of Angel was a standout moment and she would’ve brought something unique to the live shows and she could sing much better than someone like Eddie or Evelyn Season 16 I can't say I disagree with what was written about Amelia here. Fair enough about Effie. I thought her duet with Cam was one of the better ones. Fair enough about Layla. I was just intrigued by Trevor's tone, which I why I mentioned him. His duet was indeed one of the worst ones though. I think Shannon's problem was she was too laid back and appeared to emit very little energy. I didn't care for her semifinals performance, but she did have a nice tone to her voice. Season 17 I believe contestants have to be in the Top 10 in order to be considered finalists and since Ashley was Top 14, she's considered to be a semifinalist. I pretty much agree with everything else. Bumbly was a guilty pleasure of mine. Her Vision Of Love was unfortunate as it appeared the song was too big for her and ate her alive, and in her duet with Shaggy I thought she came across more as a background singer than duet partner. With that said, I still enjoyed her somewhat (OK, her looks may have had something to do with it ) and definitely agree about preferring her to Eddie or Evelyn, who were two of my least favorites from the season.