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List as many overdone songs as you want - and then rank all of the performances that you're familiar with! (Everyone is going to have a different definition of "Overdone." And that's fine! Any song that YOU feel has been performed on this show way too many times can count.)

 

I'll start with a few and then hand it to you all. I don't remember very single performance of every single song, but these were the ones that I did remember.

 

Foreigner - "I Want to Know What Love Is"

  1. Rose Short (17) (One of the show's greatest performances of all time. Absolutely stunning. Music doesn't usually make me cry, but this does, every time.)
  2. Terry McDermott (3) (I just love this guy, brilliant voice.)
  3. Toneisha Harris (18) (It was OK, but maybe I compared it to Rose too much since it was so recent. I've loved all of Toneisha's other performances way more.)
  4. Chloe Kohanski (13) (I never liked Chloe, but this was OK... at least this had more life and passion than Hunter's.)
  5. Hunter Plake (12) (I just disliked everything about him and this sappy cover. But at least it was in pitch, unlike...)
  6. Battle of Jamar Rogers vs. Jamie Lono (2) (Jamar was fine. Jamie was absolutely not.)

 

Leonard Cohen - "Hallelujah"

(I actually liked all of these.)

  1. Matthew Schuler (5) (Like Rose, one of the show's greatest performances of all time. Also absolutely stunning.)
  2. Season (3) Group Performance (The one they did to honor the victims of Sandy Hook. It was one of the show's most special moments, and absolutely gorgeous, especially Christina.)
  3. Maelyn Jarmon (16) (Very close to Matthew's in terms of greatness, but much more subdued. Her voice was just gorgeous.)
  4. Jordan Smith (9) (His was very pretty. I honestly didn't remember it and had to listen to it again. He had a lot of better performances.)
  5. Joshua Davis (8) (Another one that I forgot and had to listen to again. Also very pretty, but the least technically skilled vocalist.)

 

Sia - "Chandelier"

  1. Jordan Smith (9) (Easy to see why this was a 4-chair. Just stunning.)
  2. Allegra Miles (18) (The spin she put on it was very gorgeous, and I thought her tone suited the song really beautifully.)
  3. Jean Kelley (7) (Very dramatic. I honestly never liked her and didn't love this performance, but it was better than the others.)
  4. Janice Freeman (13) (Poor woman struggled with it a lot. It was painful to watch such a strong performer struggle so much with her emotions.)
  5. Troy Ramey (12) (Only reason his is worse is because he did it on purpose. What a disastrous arrangement.)

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Angel from Montgomery

 

1. Addison Agen

2. Joanna Serenko

3. Marybeth Byrd

4. Audra

5. Alisan & Adam Wakefield

 

idk if there's more of AfM performances, but that's all that I remember at the moment.

 

 

 

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Donny Hathaway - "A Song for You"

  1. Vanessa Fergusson (12)
  2. Jesse Campbell (2)
  3. Shawn Sounds (16)
  4. Delvin Choice (6)
  5. Rob Taylor (8)
  6. Damien (7)

Andra Ray - "Rise Up" (Not done too much anymore but this song used to be in every single season)

  1. Kelsea Johnson (14)
  2. Lauren Diaz (11)
  3. Tamar Davis (10)
  4. Esera Tuaolo (13)
  5. Aaliyah Rose (12)

Alicia Keys - "If I Ain't Got You"

  1. Jesse Campbell & Anthony Evans (2)
  2. Viktor Kiraly (9)
  3. Nicole Nelson (3) - Too bad she was against Loren, if there were knockout steals in Season 3 she would've definitely gotten one
  4. Chris Blue & Vanessa Fergusson (12)
  5. Hannah Goebel (14)
  6. Elyjuh Rene & Maiya Sykes (7)
  7. Lauren Diaz (11)
  8. Alex Guthrie (17)
  9. Lynnea Moorer (15)

Rihanna - "Stay"

  1. Maelyn Jarmon (16)
  2. Thunderstorm Artis & Cedrice (18)
  3. India Carney & Clinton Washington (8)
  4. Amber Carrington (4)
  5. Alex Guthrie (17)
  6. Alessandra Castronovo & Joe Kirk (7) - The only reason I remember this is because I remember absolutely hating Joe's voice.
  7. Nick Hagelin (10)
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Good Lord. I didn't know that there have been 9 performances of "If I Ain't Got You." I thought about listing it, but I couldn't remember more than 3 (Chris + Vanessa, Lauren Diaz, and Jesse + Anthony).

 

HALF of all seasons have had a performance of "If I Ain't Got You."

 

That's just shocking. And excessive.

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20 minutes ago, Bouli said:

Good Lord. I didn't know that there have been 9 performances of "If I Ain't Got You." I thought about listing it, but I couldn't remember more than 3 (Chris + Vanessa, Lauren Diaz, and Jesse + Anthony).

 

HALF of all seasons have had a performance of "If I Ain't Got You."

 

That's just shocking. And excessive.

Actually, looking at Wikipedia, If I Ain't Got You has been done 11 times, in seasons 1 (technically this was done twice in season 1, but one of them was a no-chair turn so I didn't count it), 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17. They really need to put this song to rest lol

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I wouldn´t call some of these songs "overdone", but all of them they have at least been performed more than 3 times on the show.

Mercy by Shawn Mendes:

1- Kymberli Joye and One Up (15)

2- Sharane Calister and Jamai (14)

3- Anthony Alexander (13)

4- Mark Isaiah (12)
5- Jimmy Mowery (16)

6- Shane Q (17)

House of the Rising Sun by the Animals

1- Kimberly Nichole (8)

2- Hannah Huston (10)

3- Amy Withcomb (4)

4- Jackie Lee and Brianna Cuoco (5)
5- Josh Halverson and Kylie Rotfield (11)

6- Pip (2)

Its a Man´s World by James Brown

1- Biff Gore and Sissandra Lewis (6)

2- Bryan Bautista and Malik Heard (10)
3- Juliet Simms (2)

4- Brooke Simpson (13)

5- Mike Jerel (18)

6- Judith Hill and Karina Iglesias (4)
Dancing on My Own by Robyn/Callum Scott version

1- Jeffrey Austin(9)

2- Jack Cassidy and Hunter Plake (12)

3- Britton Buchanan (14)

4- Brittany Allen (18)
5- Paxton Ingram (10)
6- Reagan Strange (15)

The Letter by The Box Tops/Joe Cocker version

1- Laith Al Saadi (10)

2- Jesse Larson (12)

3- Hannah Kirby (8)

4- The Bundys (16)

Toxic by Britney Spears

1- Melanie Martinez (3)

2- Jackie Foster (14)
3- Davina Leone (12)
4- Cali Wilson (17)

Let it Be by the Beatles

1- Kyla Jade (14)

2- Ricky Duran (17)
3- Chris Kroeze (15)
4- Terry Mcdermott (3)

Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton

1- Adam Wakefield (10)

2- Megan Linsay (8)

3- Natasia Greycloud (15)

4- Shane Q (17)

You are the best thing by Ray Lamontagne

1- Ricky Duran (17)

2- Keith Paluso (15)
3- Dylan Hartigan (14)

4- Ray Boudreaux (5)

Home by Marc Broussard

1- Bindi Liebowitz & Brendan Fletcher (11)

2- Alex Guthrie and Injoy Fountain (17)

3- DR King (14)

4- Ray Boudreaux (5)

I´m Not the Only One by Sam Smith 

1- Alex Guthrie (17)

2- Ryan Quinn (10)

3- Damien (7)

4- Natasia Greycloud (15)

 

 

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6 hours ago, Misirlou said:

I wouldn´t call some of these songs "overdone", but all of them they have at least been performed more than 3 times on the show.

Mercy by Shawn Mendes:

1- Kymberli Joye and One Up (15)

2- Sharane Calister and Jamai (14)

3- Anthony Alexander (13)

4- Mark Isaiah (12)
5- Jimmy Mowery (16)

6- Shane Q (17)

House of the Rising Sun by the Animals

1- Kimberly Nichole (8)

2- Hannah Huston (10)

3- Amy Withcomb (4)

4- Jackie Lee and Brianna Cuoco (5)
5- Josh Halverson and Kylie Rotfield (11)

6- Pip (2)

Its a Man´s World by James Brown

1- Biff Gore and Sissandra Lewis (6)

2- Bryan Bautista and Malik Heard (10)
3- Juliet Simms (2)

4- Brooke Simpson (13)

5- Mike Jerel (18)

6- Judith Hill and Karina Iglesias (4)
Dancing on My Own by Robyn/Callum Scott version

1- Jeffrey Austin(9)

2- Jack Cassidy and Hunter Plake (12)

3- Britton Buchanan (14)

4- Brittany Allen (18)
5- Paxton Ingram (10)
6- Reagan Strange (15)

The Letter by The Box Tops/Joe Cocker version

1- Laith Al Saadi (10)

2- Jesse Larson (12)

3- Hannah Kirby (8)

4- The Bundys (16)

Toxic by Britney Spears

1- Melanie Martinez (3)

2- Jackie Foster (14)
3- Davina Leone (12)
4- Cali Wilson (17)

Let it Be by the Beatles

1- Kyla Jade (14)

2- Ricky Duran (17)
3- Chris Kroeze (15)
4- Terry Mcdermott (3)

Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton

1- Adam Wakefield (10)

2- Megan Linsay (8)

3- Natasia Greycloud (15)

4- Shane Q (17)

You are the best thing by Ray Lamontagne

1- Ricky Duran (17)

2- Keith Paluso (15)
3- Dylan Hartigan (14)

4- Ray Boudreaux (5)

Home by Marc Broussard

1- Bindi Liebowitz & Brendan Fletcher (11)

2- Alex Guthrie and Injoy Fountain (17)

3- DR King (14)

4- Ray Boudreaux (5)

I´m Not the Only One by Sam Smith 

1- Alex Guthrie (17)

2- Ryan Quinn (10)

3- Damien (7)

4- Natasia Greycloud (15)

 

 

Mercy used for 6 consecutive seasons that's what you call an Overly Overdone Song. LMAO

 

Another which almost done on consecutive seasons.

Love On the Brain

1. Chris Blue (12)

2. Wé McDonald (11)

3. Hannah Mrozak (13)

4. Cedrice (18)

5. Presley Tennant (16)

6. Reid Umstattd and Davison (14)

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29 minutes ago, JOMZ said:

Mercy used for 6 consecutive seasons that's what you call an Overly Overdone Song. LMAO

For real tho. I´m placing my bets on Michael Williams to carry on the tradition and sing it this season on the playoffs if he wins.

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Diamonds (Rihanna) - 8 Times (includes 2 non-competitive)

Toneisha Harris (S18)

Kymberli Joye (S15)

Vanessa Ferguson (S12)

Ashley Dubose (S5)

Simone Gundy (S11)

Shi'Ann Jones (S13)

Judith Hill/Michelle Chamuel/Sarah Simmons/Sasha Allen (S4 - Non-competitive)

Team Adam: Brian Johnson/Deanna Johnson/Joshua Davis/Nathan Hermida/Tonya Boyd-Cannon (S8 - Non-competitive)

 

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Earned It (Fifty Shade of Grey) [The Weeknd] - 5 times

Joe Maye (S10)

Rob Taylor (S8)

Brooke Simpson & Davon Fleming (S13)

CammWess (S18)

Funsho (S16)

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Can't Help Falling in Love (Elvis Presley) - 5 times

Jaclyn Lovey (S14)

Christina Grimmie (S6)

Jess Kellner (S4)

Anders Drerup (S18)

Natasha Bure (S11)

 

Adorn (Miguel) - 6 times

Cole Vosbury (S5)

Chris Blue & RJ Collins (S12)

Mike Jerel & Zach Day (S18)

Jorge Eduardo (S15)

Kris Thomas (S4)

Bryan Bautista (S10 IS)

 

The Story (Brandi Carlile) - 5 times

Janice Freeman (S13)

Sarah Simmons (S4)

Zan Fiskum (S18)

Ricky Braddy (S17)

Jessie Pitts (S7)

 

My Church (Maren Morris) - 5 times

Mandi Thomas (S18)

Casi Joy (S12)

Mary Sarah (S10)

Sundance Head (S11)

Spensha Baker (S14)

 

Stand By Me (Ben E. King) - 8 times

Ddendyl (S6)

Mandi Castillo (S18)

Darby Walker (S11)

Nicholas David (S3)

Anatalia Villaranda (S12)

Javier Colon & Angela Wolff (S1)

Mark Hood (S9)

Luke Wade (S7 IS)

 

Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran) - 7 times

Britton Buchanan & Jaclyn Lovey (S14)

Luke Wade (S7)

Jon Mullins (S18)

Chris Crump (S9)

Nathan Hermida & Josh Batstone (S8 Montage)

Max Boyle (S17 IS)

Nick Hagelin (S10 IS)

 

 

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5 hours ago, Someone648 said:

Diamonds (Rihanna) - 9 Times (includes 3 non-competitive)

Toneisha Harris (S18)

Kymberli Joye (S15)

Vanessa Ferguson (S12)

Ashley Dubose (S5)

Simone Gundy (S11)

Shi'Ann Jones (S13)

Judith Hill/Michelle Chamuel/Sarah Simmons/Sasha Allen (S4 - Non-competitive)

Team Adam: Brian Johnson/Deanna Johnson/Joshua Davis/Nathan Hermida/Tonya Boyd-Cannon (S8 - Non-competitive)

Team Adam: Amy Vachal, Blaine Mitchell, Chance Pena, Jordan Smith, Keith Semple, Shelby Brown (S9 - Non-competitive)

IIRC Team Adam S9 performance was Diamonds by Johnnyswim and not Rihanna. 

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1 hour ago, longtimelurker said:

IIRC Team Adam S9 performance was Diamonds by Johnnyswim and not Rihanna. 

Thanks for that heads up! 🙂

 

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11 hours ago, Archanium said:

Angel from Montgomery

 

1. Addison Agen

2. Joanna Serenko

3. Marybeth Byrd

4. Audra

5. Alisan & Adam Wakefield

 

idk if there's more of AfM performances, but that's all that I remember at the moment.

 

 

 

Krista Hughes got a 4 chair turn with the song on season 9.

 

New York State of Mind

1. India Carney (8)

2. Sisaundra (6)

3. Britton (14)

4. Halle Tomlinson  (11)

5.Bryan Keith (3)

 

House of the Rising Sun

1. Hannah Huston (10)

2. Kimberly Nicole (8)

3. Sarah Grace (15) lmao

3. Josh Halverson vs. Kylie Rothfield (11)

4. Pip (2)

5. Jacquie Lee vs. Briana Cuoco (5)

6. Amy Whitcomb (4)

7.Ava August (16)

 

Make It Rain

1. Koryn Hawthorne (8)

2. Matt Mcandrews (7)

3. Sharane Calister (14)

4. Jeffery Austin (9)

5. Laith Al-Saadi 10)

6.Timmy Hood (17)

 

Big White Room (liked all of these)

1. Rose Short

2. MaKenzie Thomas

3. Danica Shirley 

4.  Kathrina Feigh

5. India Carney 

 

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Angel from Montgomery

1. Addison Agen S13

2. Audra McLaughlin S6

3. Marybeth Byrd S17

4. Krista Hughes S9

5. Joanna Serenko S18

6. Alisan & Adam S10

 

Natural Woman (I like all of these)

1. Kata Hay S10

2. Amanda Brown S3

3. Rose Short S17

4. Meghan Linsey S8

5. Sisaundra Lewis S6

6. Brooke Simpson S13

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11 hours ago, indii said:

Actually, looking at Wikipedia, If I Ain't Got You has been done 11 times, in seasons 1 (technically this was done twice in season 1, but one of them was a no-chair turn so I didn't count it), 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, and 17. They really need to put this song to rest lol

If I Ain't Got You is a magical song. I cannot see it overdone. It's good that it has a pause but when you hear Mercy every season for 6x, that's what you call an overdone song. From season 12-17

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Mamma Knows Best (Jessie J) - 5 times

Sarah Simmons (S4)

Courtnie Ramirez (S11)

RADHA (S15)

Amber Nicole (S5)

Hello Sunday (S17)

 

Jealous (Labrinth) - 5 times

Jej Vinson/Beth Griffith-Manley (S16)

Caity Peters (S10)

Jeffery Austin (S9)

Aliyah Moulden (S12)

Shane Q (S17 IS)

 

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Lay Me Down by Sam Smith

1. Tamar Davis (10)

2. Jeffrey Austin (9)

3. Shawn Sounds (16)

4. India Carney (8)

5. TSoul (12)

When I Was your Man by Bruno Mars

1. DeAndre Nico (15)

2. Chris Jamison (7)

3. Will Champlin (5)

4. Myracle Holloway (17)

5. Daniel Passino (10)

6. Jake Barker (6)

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23 hours ago, Misirlou said:

I´m Not the Only One by Sam Smith 

1- Alex Guthrie (17)

2- Ryan Quinn (10)

3- Damien (7)

4- Natasia Greycloud (15)

 

Meghan Linsey performed this one, too, in Season 8. I agree with your order, but I'd put Meghan at #1. I always thought her cover was gorgeous.

 

I'm also starting to realize that "Overdone" might not be the best word or term. Maybe "Frequently Done" is the best term. For another frequently done song (that I can't lie, I'm getting a little tired of hearing and I can't really explain why), "Gravity" by John Mayer:

  1. Chris Jamison (7)(A classic.)
  2. Ryan Innes (4)(Really great vocal performance. Not a classic like Chris, but still really, really good.)
  3. Natasia Greycloud vs. Mike Parker (15)(Natasia fit this song way better than I ever would've expected. She was great here.)
  4. Oliv Blu (16)(I thought it was pretty, and somehow not a trainwreck in spite of everyone else crashing during Cross Battles.)
  5. Davon Fleming (13)(I really like him, and he was fine at the beginning, but he kinda oversang it.)
  6. Courtney Harrell vs. Ethan Tucker (11)(Courtney struggled, and I'm surprised she won and Ethan was eliminated. Ethan was OK until he started screaming to match Courtney's screaming.)

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13 hours ago, JOMZ said:

If I Ain't Got You is a magical song. I cannot see it overdone. It's good that it has a pause but when you hear Mercy every season for 6x, that's what you call an overdone song. From season 12-17

I like If I Ain't Got You, but no matter how good a song is, doing it 11 times in 17 seasons of a show is definitely overdoing it. It's totally excessive. I do agree that Mercy being done six seasons in a row is probably even worse, though.

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I can't point to any specifics, but there seem to be a lot of Whitney Houston songs too.

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Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

  1. Chloe Kohanski (S13 Knockouts)
  2. Gracee Shriver (S17 Wildcard)
  3. Whitney & Shannon (S11 Blinds)
  4. Kat Perkins (S6 Top 10)
  5. Taylor Brashears (S7 Knockouts)
  6. Lina Gaudenzi (S5 Blinds)
  7. Suzanna Choffel (S3 Blinds)

(Note: Stevie Nicks also did "Landslide" with Javier Colon in the S1 finale, but considering she actually is the original singer of the song I didn't feel it was fair to include it in my rankings)

 

The Chain - Fleetwood Mac

  1. Chloe Kohanski (S13 Blinds)
  2. Cali Wilson (S17 Top 13 Instant Save)
  3. Brittany Kennell vs. Trey Odell (S10 Battles)
  4. Celia Babini (S16 Playoffs)
  5. Tawnya Reynolds vs. Mark Andrew (S4 Battles)

Dreams - Fleetwood Mac

  1. Peyton Parker (S10 Blinds)
  2. Cali Wilson (S17 Blinds)
  3. Jacqui Sandell (S4 Blinds)

 

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I wanted to list Never Enough because I thought it was super overdone, but then there were only 3 performances of this song that I can remember :lmao:

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16 minutes ago, Archanium said:

I wanted to list Never Enough because I thought it was super overdone, but then there were only 3 performances of this song that I can remember :lmao:

For a soundtrack released in December 2017, meaning there's been five seasons since then - three performances is a lot.

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