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American Idol Rankdown 2.0

featuring Seasons 1-17


Last season, the Idol Rankdown set a record with 12 judges making deals and backstabbing one another to get

their favourite contestants into the final vote. In the end, Season 3's LaToya London was the one left standing after the

all the dust settled. This season, there's more contestants and less judges, so there's sure to be even more drama!


Rankdown 1.0 Winner: LaToya London


Rankdown 1.0 Runner-Up: Tamyra Gray


Rankdown 1.0 Winner's Chart



The Rules: (stolen from the SYTYCD rankdown)

  • We will have 7 judges that will embark on a mission to collectively rank every Idol contestant.
  • At the beginning of the round random.org will determine the order the judges will nominate.
  • Whoever is chosen to nominate first will nominate a predetermined amount contestants and the other judges will have 24 hours to save one Idol contestant and cut one. Cuts and save are on first come, first serve basis so get to it fast!
  • Since this is a rankdown you should have a writeup prepared for whoever you're cutting to explain your reasoning (they don't have to be too long, I expect just a minimum of 100 words).
  • After decisions have been made on those contestants, the next judge on the list will do the same thing, and the other rankers will again, cut and save.
  • We will cycle through all the rankers until they have nominated and then the round will end.
  • At the beginning of each new round I will reveal a pre-planned twist to the round, and we will also create a new nominating order from random.org
  • Once the nominations are posted you will have 24 hours to make your cut and save. If you do not make your cut in time (unless you tell me you're going to be away) you will get a strike and whoever made the nominations can make the cut and save. Three strikes and you're out and I get to name a new judge in your place.
  • If you wanna get your cut in right when you see the nominations and wanna take time for your write-up, you can post who you're cutting and saving and then you'll have half an hour to make a new post with your write-up. However, the contestants are back up for grabs if you take too long to edit. When I say half an hour, I mean 30 minutes. If you make your cut and save at 12:15, you have until 12:45 to post your writeup. Another ranker cannot swoop in and take your cut and save until 12:46! YOU CAN RESET YOUR TIME ONLY ONCE IF YOU ARE WORKING ON YOUR WRITEUP FOR A LONG TIME.
  • Make sure all your nominees are within the confines of the twists and the rules of the game (i.e. no one who has already been eliminated or was saved last round are among your nominees). If this rule is broken, I'm afraid the round resets and you will have to completely renominate.


To Play:

  • You don't have to have seen every season of American Idol but I expect you to have seen a decent amount of seasons of it. It's also easy to find past seasons and performances on YouTube.
  • Every time I have seen this game get played people will inevitably go for the big dogs and it WILL get cutthroat. If this does not sound like your kind of game don't sign up. DEALS ARE ENCOURAGED.
  • I expect you to be active enough that you can write about 100 words about 1 contestant every 24 hours. If you don't think you can log on once days to do at least that, don't sign up. If you plan on going on vacation or being away for a while, just let me know and I can get a substitution for you while you're away.
  • There will be an application you have to fill out so I can make sure I don't have 7 rankers who all have similar opinions. However, I do plan on choosing rankers who have seen the most seasons to participate or first come, first serve.
  • You don't have to even be super active on the boards to play! If you're a more mysterious poster, that might make it easier for you to hide your faves and help them sneak through the cracks.


The Judges:




Elliott (Elliott) as Harry Connick Jr.

NGM (Nico) as Ellen DeGeneres

Solaris (Sola) as Keith Urban

*Chris (Chris) as Kara Dioguardi

Zoey0069 (Zoey) as Paula Abdul

1234567890 (Victoria) as Simon Cowell

Alex95 (Alex) as Peggi Blu


Current Round: Round 7



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Overall Ranking

115. David Hernandez (S7)

116. Kendra Chantelle (S10)

117. Lisa Tucker (S5)

118. Dimitrius Graham (S17)

119. Thia Megia (S10)

120. Lilly Scott (S9)

121. Didi Benami (S9)

122. Malaya Watson (S13)

123. Karen Rodriguez (S10)

124. Ace Young (S5)

125. Tim Halperin (S10)

126. Stefano Langone (S10)

127. Sam Woolf (S13)

128. Adriel Herrara (S1)

129. Brandon Rogers (S6)

130. Kelli Glover (S1)

131. Dalton Rapattoni (S15)

132. Matt Giraud (S8)

133. Amanda Overmyer (S7)

134. RJ Helton (S1)

135. Andrew Garcia (S9)

136. Kristen McNamara (S8)

137. Jackie Tohn (S8)

138. Camile Velasco (S3)

139. Kellie Pickler (S5)

140. Hollie Cavanagh (S11)

141. John Stevens (S3)

142. Nick Fradiani (S14)

143. Sanjaya (S6)

144. Alex Lambert (S9)

145. Paul McDonald (S10)

146. Ben Briley (S13)

147. Uché (S17)

148. Garrett Jacobs (S16)

149. Aaron Kelly (S9)

150. Mario Vasquez (S4)

151. Alex Preston (S13)

152. Lauren Turner (S10)

153. Suzy Vulaca (S3)

154. Zoanette Johnson (S12)

155. Brenna Gethers (S5)

156. Taylor Hicks (S5)

157. Ramiele Malubay (S7)

158. Juanita Barber (S2)

159. Angela Peel (S1)

160. Rickey Smith (S2)

161. Jeremy Rosado (S11)

162. Jen Hirsch (S11)

163. Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon (S17)

164. Paul Jolley (S12)

165. Michelle Sussett (S16)

166. Brielle Von Hugel (S11)

167. Alyssa Raghu (S17)

168. Emily Piriz (S13)

169. Lil Rounds (S8)

170. Scott MacIntyre (S8)

171. Jasmine Murray (S8)

172. Von Smith (S8)

173. Dexter Roberts (S13)

174. Kevin Covais (S5)

175. Julia DeMato (S2)

176. Heejun Han (S11)

177. Mackenzie Bourg (S15)

178. Jason Castro (S7)

179. Majesty Rose (S13)

180. Sarina-Joi Crowe (S14)

181. Chris Sligh (S6)

182. Devin Velez (S12)

183. Ashthon Jones (S10)

184. MK Nobilette (S13)

185. Eben Franckewitz (S11)

186. Shannon Magrane (S11)

187. Jermaine Jones (S11)

188. Jorge Nunez (S8)

189. Adanna Duru (S14)

190. Ashley Hess (S17)

191. Dennis Lorenzo (S16)

192. Maddie Walker (S14)

193. Jon Peter Lewis (S3)

194. Qaasim Middleton (S14)

195. Walker Burroughs (S17)

196. Vanessa Olivarez (S2)

197. Charles Grigsby (S2)

198. Alexis Lopez (S1)

199. Bucky Covington (S5)

200. Heather Cox (S5)

201. Lindsey Cardinals (S4)

202. Ejay Day (S1)

203. Johnny Keyser (S12)

204. Corey Clark (S2)

205. Nick “Normund Gentle” Mitchell (S8)

206. Ada Vox (S16)

207. Stephanie Edwards (S6)

208. Casey Abrams (S10)

209. Alaina Whitaker (S7)

210. Shi Scott (S14)

211. Tim Urban (S9)

212. Aloha Mischeaux (S4)

213. Luke Menard (S7)

214. Todrick Hall (S9)

215. Danny Noriega (S7)

216. Jacob Lusk (S10)

217. Aubrey Cleland (S12)

218. Lacey Brown (S9)

219. Paige Miles (S9)

220. Jim Verraros (S1)

221. Wade Cota (S17)

222. Daniel Seavey (S14)

223. Lee Jean (S15)

224. Tristan McIntosh (S15)

225. JDA (S12)

226. Gianna Isabella (S15)

227. Jonny Brenns (S16)

228. Lazaro Arbos (S12)

229. Logan Johnson (S17)

230. Kristen O'Connor (S13)

231. Scott Savol (S4)

232. Curtis Finch Jr. (S12)

233. Leah LaBelle (S3)

234. Catie Turner (S16)

235. Matt Rogers (S3)

236. Cade Foehner (S16)

237. CJ Harris (S13)

238. Olivia Rox (S15)

239. AJ Gil (S1)

240. Alejandro Aranda (S17)

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(SF) - Semi-finalists

(###) - Judges' Saves

Blue - Immune for the next set of nominations

Grey - Eliminated


Season 1

Kelly Clarkson 👑

Justin Guarini

Nikki McKibbin

Tamyra Gray

Christina Christian

Ryan Starr

123. Adriel Herrera (SF)

125. Kelli Glover (SF)

130. RJ Helton

157. Angela Peel (SF)

197. Alexis Lopez (SF)

201. Ejay Day

219. Jim Verraros

239. A.J. Gil


Season 2

👑 Ruben Studdard

Clay Aiken

Kimberly Locke

Josh Gracin


Carmen Rasmusen

Kim Caldwell

(SF) 156. Juanita Barber

158. Rickey Smith

173. Julie Demato

195. Vanessa Olivarez

196. Charles Grigsby

203. Corey Clark


Season 3

Fantasia Barrino 👑

Diana DeGarmo

Jasmine Trias

LaToya London

George Huff

Jennifer Hudson

Amy Adams
Katie Webber (SF)

Lisa Leuschner (SF)

134. Camile Velasco

137. John Stevens

151. Suzy Vulaca (SF)

192. Jon Peter Lewis

232. Leah Labelle

235. Matt Rogers


Season 4

👑 Carrie Underwood

Bo Bice

Vonzell Solomon

Anthony Federov

Constantine Maroulis

Anwar Robinson

Nadia Turner

Nikko Smith

Jessica Sierra

Mikalah Gordon

(SF) 148. Mario Vasquez

200. Lindsey Cardinale

(SF) 211. Aloha Mischeaux

230. Scott Savol


Season 5

Katharine McPhee

Elliott Yamin

Chris Daughtry

Paris Bennett


Melissa McGhee

110. Lisa Tucker 

119. Ace Young

135. Kellie Pickler

153. Brenna Gethers (SF)

154. Taylor Hicks 👑

172. Kevin Covais

198. Bucky Covington

199. Heather Cox (SF)


Season 6

👑 Jordin Sparks

Blake Lewis

Melinda Doolittle

LaKisha Jones

Chris Richardson

Phil Stacey

Haley Scarnato

Gina Glocksen

(SF) Sabrina Sloan

124. Brandon Rogers

139. Sanjaya

179. Chris Sigh

206. Stephanie Edwards

Season 7

David Cook 👑

David Archuleta

Syesha Mercado

Brooke White

Carly Smithson

Kristy Lee Cook

Michael Johns


108. David Hernandez

129. Amanda Overmyer

155. Ramiele Malubay

176. Jason Castro

208. Alaina Whitaker (SF)

212. Luke Menard (SF)

214. Danny Noriega (SF)

Season 8

👑 Kris Allen

Adam Lambert

(#140) Danny Gokey

Allison Iraheta

Anoop Desai

Megan Joy

Michael Sarver

Alexis Grace

(SF) Ricky Braddy

(SF) Felicia Barton

(SF) (#114) Tatiana Del Toro

128. Matt Giraud

(SF) 132. Kristen McNamara

(SF) 133. Jackie Tohn

167. Lil Rounds

168. Scott Macintyre

169. Jasmine Murray

(SF) 170. Von Smith

186. Jorge Nunez

(SF) 204. Nick "Normund Gentle" Mitchell


Season 9

Lee DeWyze 👑

Crystal Bowersox

Casey James

Michael Lynche

Siobhan Magnus

Katie Stevens

Katelyn Epperly (SF)

115. Lilly Scott (SF)

116. Didi Benami

131. Andrew Garcia

141. Alex Lambert (SF)

146. Aaron Kelly

210. Tim Urban

213. Todrick Hall (SF)

217. Lacey Brown

218. Paige Miles


Season 10

👑 Scotty McCreery

Lauren Alaina

Haley Reinhart

James Durbin

Pia Toscano

Naima Adedapo

(SF) 109. Kendra Chantelle

113. Thia Megia

118. Karen Rodriguez

(SF) 120. Tim Halperin

121. Stefano Langone

142. Paul McDonald

(SF) 150. Lauren Turner

181. Ashthon Jones

207. Casey Abrams

215. Jacob Lusk


Season 11

Phillip Phillips 👑

Jessica Sanchez

Joshua Ledet

Skylar Laine

Elise Testone

Colton Dixon

DeAndre Brackensick

Erika Van Pelt

136. Hollie Cavanaugh

159. Jeremy Rosado

160. Jennifer Hirsh (SF)

164. Brielle Von Hugel (SF)

174. Heejun Han

183. Eben Franckewitz (SF)

184. Shannon Magrane

185. Jermaine Jones

Season 12

👑 Candice Glover

Kree Harrison

(#191) Angie Miller

(#126) Amber Holcomb

Janelle Arthur

Burnell Taylor

(SF) 152. Zoanette Johnson

162. Paul Jolley

180. Devin Velez

(SF) 202. Johnny Keyser

(SF) 216. Aubrey Cleland

(SF) 224. JDA

227. Lazaro Arbos

231. Curtis Finch Jr.


Season 13

Caleb Johnson 👑

Jena Irene

Jessica Meuse

117. Malaya Watson

122. Sam Woolf

143. Ben Briley

149. Alex Preston

166. Emily Piriz

171. Dexter Roberts

177. Majesty Rose

182. MK Nobilette

229. Kristen O'Connor

237. CJ Harris

Season 14

Clark Beckham

(#234) Jax

Rayvon Owen

Quentin Alexander

Joey Cook

 (#147) Tyanna Jones

👑  138. Nick Fradiani

178. Sarina-Joi Crowe

187. Adanna Duru

190. Maddie Walker

193. Qaasim Middleton

(SF) 209. Shi Scott

221. Daniel Seavey

234. JAX


Season 15

Trent Harmon 👑

La'Porsha Renae

Sonika Vaid

Avalon Young (#111)

127. Dalton Rapattoni

175. MacKenzie Bourg

222. Lee Jean

223. Tristan McIntosh

225. Gianna Isabella

238. Olivia Rox

Season 16

👑 Maddie Poppe

Caleb Lee Hutchinson

Gabby Barrett

Michael J. Woodard


(SF) 145. Garrett Jacobs

163. Michelle Sussett

189.  Dennis Lorenzo

205. Ada Vox

(SF) 226. Jonny Brenns

233. Catie Turner

236. Cade Foehner

Season 17

Laine Hardy 👑

Madison VanDenburg

Laci Kaye Booth

112. Dimitrius Graham

144. Uché

161. Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon

165. Alyssa Raghu

188. Ashley Hess (SF)

194. Walker Burroughs

220. Wade Cota

228. Logan Johnson (SF)

240. Alejandro Aranda

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This though. 🥰

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13 minutes ago, Zoey0069 said:

This though. 🥰

Didn't you quit .0002 seconds into the previous one?

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15 minutes ago, Elliott said:

Didn't you quit .0002 seconds into the previous one?

I have no idea.

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:dead:@ Zoey quitting

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wtf did we do for those last 4 seasons (except Trent)????

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23 minutes ago, NGM said:

wtf did we do for those last 4 seasons (except Trent)????

Yeah some of the winners last year were... a choice. The 12 judges thing made for some weird results.

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1 hour ago, NGM said:

wtf did we do for those last 4 seasons (except Trent)????

Dennis won because there was a fight between the Maddie and Jurnee fans to make their respective fave the last one from that season, and both of them got cut when Dennis was still there. :rofl: 

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2 hours ago, NGM said:

wtf did we do for those last 4 seasons (except Trent)????

Except Caleb was the rightful S13 winner? :unsure: 

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2 minutes ago, ~Tom~ said:

Except Caleb was the rightful S13 winner? :unsure: 

I kinda agree even if I was (shockingly) rooting for Jess and don't like Caleb.


Also remember @*Wallace's curse with Dexter :dead:

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2 minutes ago, ~Tom~ said:

Except Caleb was the rightful S13 winner? :unsure: 

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3 hours ago, ~Tom~ said:

Except Caleb was the rightful S13 winner? :unsure: 

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1 minute ago, 1234567890 said:

I didn't know we would apply yet. :dead: 

Yes! Applications are open right away!

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Five judges applications now! Need two more before we can start

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3 hours ago, Solaris said:

I like the crowns next to the winners names.  Nice touch!

I thought it was cute! ☺️

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