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  15. Kimberley Locke

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Average Score:

13.625

Rankings:

@*Chris - 3rd

@Zoey - 7th

@1234567890 - 11th

@NGM - 15th

@Elliott - 16th

Public - 16th (tie)

@Alex95 - 20th

@Solaris - 21st

 

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I ranked Kim 16th, so this ranking feels about right for me. I have fond memories of watching Kim on Season 2. Next to Clay and Kim Caldwell, she was one of my favourites that season and turned in so many incredible performances. Personally, I would have her and Clay in the finale that season, just based on quality of their performances. I still prefer her version of "New York State of Mind" to Julia's, no matter what the stans say. "Band of Gold", "Where the Boys Are" and "Over the Rainbow" are also major highlights for her, but my personal favourites were "I Can't Make You Love Me" and "If You Asked Me To". She knew how to convey emotion like the best of them and could also just sing her face off. After the show, she found success on TV, appearing on "Celebrity Fit Club" and hosting talk and news shows over the years. I haven't really followed her music career but she did release "Eighth World Wonder" which is a banger and I'll hear nothing to the contrary! Despite shading Alex for his defence of the early seasons, I'm glad Kim made the Top 20 and became Season 2's winner because she deserves it!

  

On 8/31/2020 at 11:13 PM, *Chris said:

KIMBERLEY LOCKE
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Coming in at #3 on my final ranking, it is Kimberly Locke from the 2nd of American Idol - despite finishing in 3rd place, I consider her to be my winner of that season & she was one of the first contestant that I remember stanning even though the word "stanning" didn't exist at that time.

 

During her time on Idol, she constantly delivered amazing performances - not sure which one would be my favourite performance of hers but these performances are what defined Kimberley's journey on Idol: "Band of Gold" (feat. Frenchie Davis) - the real Top 2 of the season, "Over the Rainbow", "I Can't Make You Love Me", "My Heart Will Go On" , "New York State of Mind" - one of my all-time favourite performance, "If You Asked Me To", "Where The Boys Are" and "Band of Gold". 

As we all know, she finished in 3rd place but she managed to found some success notably with her song "8th World Wonder" which is super underrated. I also really enjoyed her cover of "Fall" which she performed on Idol at some point, during a return to the stage. 

At the end of the day, she remains one of my all-time favourite contestants & I would love to see her pulling a surprise win - it's hard to predict as I'm not too sure what people's opinion regarding her. At least, she has a better chance this time around as Nico didn't cut her.

 

On 8/22/2020 at 10:56 PM, Alex95 said:

A random choice for the top 24 imo. And I think she made it here last year too if I'm remembering correctly! I didn't watch S2 live so maybe that's one of the reasons I didn't get into Kimberley. I always appreciate a good underdog story and I'm not anti-Kimberley by any stretch of the imagination. I think she had a lot of spunk and attitude and I love how she argued back with Simon after her first performance. I forgot problematic a lot of the critiques were (specifically from Simon) during the early days of Idol. "New York State of Mind" is definitely a fantastic performance and my favorite of hers. When I think of the top 24 though, I find Kimberley to be the most forgettable, maybe Kree idk. Nothing against Kimberley! Just not a standout from a strong endgame.

  

On 8/28/2020 at 1:44 PM, Solaris said:

My second or third favourite from season 2 (depending on the day). There's no one I really want to tank besides my 24th place, so this is rough. I thought she slayed season 2 and should have been in the finale over Ruben. She had some amazing performances like Band of Gold, It's Raining Men and my personal favourite New York State of Mind. This ranking is just how I feel now based on the history of idol and the great crop of contestants we have in the Top 24.

 

  

  

 

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Also, in response to Alex's comment, Kim was not in the Top 24 last year. The Top 24 was (repeats bolded):

  1. Tamyra Gray
  2. LaToya London
  3. Jessica Sanchez
  4. Trent Harmon
  5. Chris Daughtry
  6. Elliott Yamin
  7. Angie Miller
  8. Jordin Sparks
  9. Avalon Young
  10. Paris Bennett
  11. Nadia Turner
  12. Mandisa
  13. George Huff
  14. Ruben Studdard
  15. Trenyce
  16. Quentin Alexander
  17. Phil Stacey
  18. Nikko Smith
  19. Brooke White
  20. Rickey Smith
  21. Anwar Robinson
  22. Kristy Lee Cook
  23. Fantasia Barrino
  24. Tyanna Jones
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Wow, that is a random collection of contestants for last year's list

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2 minutes ago, sublymonal said:

Also, in response to Alex's comment, Kim was not in the Top 24 last year. The Top 24 was (repeats bolded):

  1. Tamyra Gray
  2. LaToya London
  3. Jessica Sanchez
  4. Trent Harmon
  5. Chris Daughtry
  6. Elliott Yamin
  7. Angie Miller
  8. Jordin Sparks
  9. Avalon Young
  10. Paris Bennett
  11. Nadia Turner
  12. Mandisa
  13. George Huff
  14. Ruben Studdard
  15. Trenyce
  16. Quentin Alexander
  17. Phil Stacey
  18. Nikko Smith
  19. Brooke White
  20. Rickey Smith
  21. Anwar Robinson
  22. Kristy Lee Cook
  23. Fantasia Barrino
  24. Tyanna Jones

 

That Top 24 is a hot mess.

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2 minutes ago, sublymonal said:

22. Kristy Lee Cook

23. Fantasia Barrino

 Still not over this f*ckery tbh

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1 minute ago, FrogLenzen said:

Wow, that is a random collection of contestants for last year's list

the office yes GIF

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1 minute ago, Solaris said:

 

That Top 24 is a hot mess.

Honestly, it's what I deserve for thinking 12 rankers could produce a good group of finalists 🤦‍♂️

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1 minute ago, sublymonal said:

Honestly, it's what I deserve for thinking 12 rankers could produce a good group of finalists 🤦‍♂️

 

 

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Alex

 

01.

02.

03. Haley Reinhart

04.

05.

06. Elise Testone

07.

08. Adam Lambert

09.

10.

11. Blake Lewis

12.

13. Jennifer Hudson

14. Jurnee

15. Vonzell Solomon

16.

17. Trenyce

18.

19.

20. Kimberley Locke

21.

22.

23.

24. Lee DeWyze

 

Chris

 

01.

02.

03. Kimberley Locke

04.

05.

06.

07.

08.

09.

10.

11. Lee DeWyze

12.

13.

14.

15.

16. Elise Testone

17. Blake Lewis

18. Jennifer Hudson

19.

20. Adam Lambert

21. Vonzell Solomon

22. Trenyce

23. Jurnee

24. Haley Reinhart

 

Elliott

 

01. Lee DeWyze

02.

03.

04. Blake Lewis

05.

06.

07.

08.

09.

10.

11.

12.

13. Elise Testone

14.

15.

16. Kimberley Locke

17. Trenyce

18. Jennifer Hudson

19. Jurnee

20. Adam Lambert

21.

22. Vonzell Solmon

23.

24. Haley Reinhart

 

Nico

 

01.

02. Adam Lambert

03.

04.

05.

06. Elise Testone

07.

08.

09.

10.

11. Blake Lewis

12. Haley Reinhart

13. Jennifer Hudson

14. Trenyce

15. Kimberley Locke

16.

17.

18. Jurnee

19. Lee DeWyze

20.

21.

22.

23.

24. Vonzell Solomon

 

Public

 

01.

02.

03.

04.

05.

06.

07. Haley Reinhart

08.

09.

10.

11.

12.

13. Vonzell Solomon

14. Jennifer Hudson

15. Adam Lambert

16. Blake Lewis / Kimberley Locke

17.

18.

19. Elise Testone

20. Trenyce

21.

22.

23. Jurnee

24. Lee DeWyze

 

Sola

 

01.

02.

03. Haley Reinhart

04.

05. Jurnee

06.

07.

08.

09.

10.

11. Vonzell Solomon

12.

13.

14.

15. Jennifer Hudson

16. Lee DeWyze

17.

18. Adam Lambert

19. Elise Testone

20. Blake Lewis

21. Kimberley Locke

22.

23.

24. Trenyce

 

Victoria

 

01.

02.

03. Vonzell Solomon

04. Trenyce

05.

06.

07.

08.

09.

10.

11. Kimberley Locke

12.

13. Jennifer Hudson

14.

15.

16. Jurnee

17.

18.

19. Adam Lambert

20. Blake Lewis

21.

22. Elise Testone

23. Lee DeWyze

24. Haley Reinhart

 

Zoey

 

01. Vonzell Solomon

02.

03.

04.

05. Trenyce

06.

07. Kimberley Locke

08. Jurnee

09.

10. Jennifer Hudson

11.

12.

13.

14. Blake Lewis

15.

16. Elise Testone

17.

18. Haley Reinhart

19.

20.

21. Lee DeWyze

22.

23. Adam Lambert

24.

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15 hours ago, sublymonal said:

Only @*Chris hasn’t had someone in his Top 10 posted so far!

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Blake and Vonzell. ❤️❤️ I ranked both so much higher. 

 

I like Kimberley, but just about agree with this ranking. 

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Just now, FrogLenzen said:

Everyone has lost one of their Top 3 except the public


Given how many public votes Andrew received, I suspect the Top 3 for the public will not be dropping so soon.

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19 minutes ago, FrogLenzen said:

Everyone has lost one of their Top 3 except the public

 

Slay, public! 

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1 minute ago, taylorkat said:

Slay, public! 

I feel like the public always gets it more right than the rankers in the final rankings. :dead:

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I believe I voted Kimberley higher, but I can't really complain about this placement. Some people thought Julia's New York State Of Mind was better than Kimberley's? I liked Julia and her version, but there's no way I would put hers ahead of Kimberley's or Erika's.

 

Looking at the previous set of 24, there were some interesting names to say the least. Also, some big names are missing, the most notable one being Kelly. What happened there? :haha:

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52 minutes ago, sublymonal said:

Also, in response to Alex's comment, Kim was not in the Top 24 last year. The Top 24 was (repeats bolded):

  1. Tamyra Gray
  2. LaToya London
  3. Jessica Sanchez
  4. Trent Harmon
  5. Chris Daughtry
  6. Elliott Yamin
  7. Angie Miller
  8. Jordin Sparks
  9. Avalon Young
  10. Paris Bennett
  11. Nadia Turner
  12. Mandisa
  13. George Huff
  14. Ruben Studdard
  15. Trenyce
  16. Quentin Alexander
  17. Phil Stacey
  18. Nikko Smith
  19. Brooke White
  20. Rickey Smith
  21. Anwar Robinson
  22. Kristy Lee Cook
  23. Fantasia Barrino
  24. Tyanna Jones

Didn't LaToya beat Tamyra so it should be LaToya first and Tamyra second.

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Lmao why am I not surprised hearing that people say Julia did NYSOM better than Kimberley? IDF does love their basic, bland as bread singers. I wouldn't even say Erika did it better than KLo and Erika's was also magnificent.

 

As for Kimberley, fair spot for her. She was the star of season 2 in my opinion but she probably wouldn't rank this high in my overall rankings.

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Just now, Alex95 said:

But Julia's rivalry with Kim is everything :wub: :wub: 

Not that Julia, sis. :dead:

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