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American Idol Performances Mini Rankdown (Season 14 - Round 1)


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Well since the hot new thing on IDF is mini-rankdowns, it's only fitting that the first ever rankdown host here should host a mini-rankdown as well! Every couple of weeks we will do a mini-rankdown of performances from each season of American Idol. Without having to do writeups, we will cut and save performances until there are 20 left. Then we will individually rank those 20 performances and count them down to figure out what the best performance of each season is.

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Season 1

1. Tamyra Gray "A House Is Not A Home"

2. Kelly Clarkson "A Natural Woman"

3. Kelly Clarkson "Stuff Like That There"

4. Tamyra Gray "Minnie The Moocher"

5. Kelly Clarkson "Respect"

6. Tamyra Gray "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"

7. Christina Christian "Ain't No Sunshine"

8. Tamyra Gray "A Fool In Love"

9. Kelly Clarkson "You're All I Need To Get By"

10. Kelly Clarkson "I Surrender"

11. Kelly Clarkson "Without You"

12. Tamyra Gray "If I Were Your Woman"

13. Kelly Clarkson "Don't Play That Song"

14. Tamyra Gray "Touch Me In The Morning"

15. Nikki McKibbin "Mary Jane"

16. Justin Guarini "Get Here"

17. Nikki McKibbin "I'm The Only One"

18. Christina Christian "The Glory of Love"

19. RJ Helton "Lately"

20. Ryan Starr "You Really Got Me"


Season 2

1. Clay Aiken "Bridge Over Troubled Water"

2. Kimberley Locke "New York State Of Mind"

3. Ruben Studdard "A Whole New World"

4. Trenyce "Proud Mary"

5. Kimberley Locke "Band Of Gold"

6. Trenyce "I Have Nothing"

7. Clay Aiken "To Love Somebody"

8. Ruben Studdard "Superstar"

9. Kimberley Locke "Where The Boys Are"

10. Trenyce "Come See About Me"

11. Kimberley Locke "Inseparable"

12. Clay Aiken "Unchained Melody"

13. Kimberley Locke "Home"

14. Kim Caldwell "Come To My Window"

15. Kimberley Locke "If You Asked Me To"

16. Clay Aiken "Somewhere Out There"

17. Ruben Studdard "Kiss And Say Goodbye"

18. Ruben Studdard "Baby I Need You Loving"

19. Trenyce "The Power Of Love"

20. Clay Aiken "Someone Else's Star"


Season 3
1. LaToya London "Don't Rain On My Parade"

2. Fantasia Barrino "Summertime"

3. Fantasia Barrino "I Believe"

4. Jennifer Hudson "Circle Of Life"

5. LaToya London "Somewhere"

6. Diana DeGarmo "Don't Cry Out Loud"

7. George Huff "Take Me To The Pilot"

8. Jennifer Hudson "I Have Nothing"

9. Fantasia Barrino "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?"

10. LaToya London "Ain't Nobody"

11. Diana DeGarmo "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)"

12. Amy Adams "Sin Wagon"

13. Fantasia Barrino "A Fool In Love"

14. George Huff "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"

15. Fantasia Barrino "Always On My Mind"

16. Diana DeGarmo "Think"

17. Fantasia Barrino "Something To Talk About"

18. Jasmine Trias "Inseparable"

19. LaToya London "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)"

20. Diana DeGarmo "Turn The Beat Around"


Season 4
1. Carrie Underwood "Alone"

2. Nadia Turner "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me"

3. Bo Bice "In A Dream"

4. Vonzell Solomon "I Have Nothing"

5. Carrie Underwood "Independence Day"

6. Vonzell Solomon "Best Of My Love"

7. Anwar Robinson "What A Wonderful World"

8. Bo Bice "Vehicle"

9. Nadia Turner "Try A Little Tenderness"

10. Bo Bice "Whipping Post"

11. Carrie Underwood "Crying"

12. Carrie Underwood "Bless The Broken Road"

13. Vonzell Solomon "I'm Every Woman"

14. Jessica Sierra "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"

15. Carrie Underwood "Making Love Out Of Nothing At All"

16. Vonzell Solomon "Don't Leave Me This Way"

17. Nadia Turner "The Power Of Love"

18. Anthony Fedorov "I Surrender"

19. Vonzell Solomon "When You Tell Me That You Love Me"

20. Carrie Underwood "Independence Day" (Reprise)


Season 5
1. Elliott Yamin "A Song For You"

2. Katharine McPhee "Over The Rainbow"

3. Chris Daughtry "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)"

4. Katharine McPhee "Black Horse And The Cherry Tree"

5. Mandisa "I Don't Hurt Anymore"

6. Elliott Yamin "Trouble"

7. Katharine McPhee "Someone To Watch Over Me"

8. Paris Bennett "These Foolish Things"

9. Chris Daughtry "I Walk The Line"

10. Paris Bennett "Fever"

11. Katharine McPhee "Come Rain Or Come Shine"

12. Chris Daughtry "Higher Ground"

13. Chris Daughtry "Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?"

14. Chris Daughtry "Renegade"

15. Chris Daughtry "Wanted Dead Or Alive"

16. Kellie Pickler "Fancy"

17. Katharine McPhee "Think"

18. Elliott Yamin "Somebody To Love"

19. Taylor Hicks "In The Ghetto"

20. Lisa Tucker "I Am Changing"


Season 6
1. Blake Lewis "You Give Love A Bad Name"

2. Melinda Doolittle "My Funny Valentine"

3. Jordin Sparks "I (Who Have Nothing)"

4. Melinda Doolittle "I'm A Woman"

5. Melinda Doolittle "Have A Nice Day"

6. LaKisha Jones "This Ain't A Love Song"

7. Melinda Doolittle "Nutbush City Limits"

8. Jordin Sparks "A Broken Wing"

9. Melinda Doolittle "Home"

10. Melinda Doolittle "(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone"

11. LaKisha Jones "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"

12. Jordin Sparks "To Love Somebody"

13. Melinda Doolittle "There Will Come A Day"

14. Blake Lewis "Time Of The Season"

15. Blake Lewis "I Need To Know"

16. Blake Lewis "This Love"

17. Chris Richardson "Don't Get Around Much Anymore"

18. Phil Stacey "Blaze Of Glory"

19. Gina Glocksen "I'll Stand By You"

20. Haley Scarnato "Tell Him"


Season 7
1. David Cook "Billie Jean"

2. Brooke White "Let It Be"

3. Carly Smithson "Come Together"

4. David Archuleta "Imagine"

5. Brooke White "Love Is A Battlefield"

6. Carly Smithson "Here You Come Again"

7. Syesha Mercado "One Rock 'N' Roll Too Many"

8. Michael Johns "It's All Wrong But It's Alright"

9. David Cook "Always Be My Baby"

10. David Cook "The Music Of The Night"

11. Syesha Mercado "A Change Is Gonna Come"

12. David Archuleta "Smoky Mountain Memories"

13. David Cook "Eleanor Rigby"

14. Syesha Mercado "Yesterday"

15. David Cook "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"

16. David Archuleta "Angels"

17. David Cook "The World I Know"

18. Syesha Mercado "Fever"

19. David Hernandez "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"

20. Carly Smithson "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"


Season 8
1. Kris Allen "Heartless"

2. Kris Allen "Ain't No Sunshine"

3. Adam Lambert & Allison Iraheta "Slow Ride"

4. Kris Allen "Falling Slowly"

5. Allison Iraheta "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"

6. Allison Iraheta "Someone To Watch Over Me"

7. Adam Lambert "Mad World"

8. Allison Iraheta "I Can't Make You Love Me"

9. Allison Iraheta "Give In To Me"

10. Allison Iraheta "Alone"

11. Lil Rounds "Be Without You"

12. Kris Allen "To Make You Feel My Love"

13. Alexis Grace "Dirty Diana"

14. Anoop Desai "Always On My Mind"

15. Matt Giraud "So Small"

16. Adam Lambert "The Tracks Of My Tears"

17. Kris Allen "Man In The Mirror"

18. Danny Gokey "Come Rain Or Come Shine"

19. Megan Joy "Put Your Records On"

20. Tatiana Del Toro "Saving All My Love For You"


Season 9
1. Crystal Bowersox "People Get Ready"

2. Crystal Bowersox "Me And Bobby McGee"

3. Crystal Bowersox "Give Me One Reason"

4. Crystal Bowersox "Long As I Can See The Light"

5. Katie Stevens "Let It Be"

6. Crystal Bowersox "Come Together"

7. Lee DeWyze "Treat Her Like A Lady"

8. Siobhan Magnus "The House Of The Rising Sun"

9. Didi Benami "Play With Fire"

10. Casey James "Jealous Guy"

11. Michael Lynche "This Woman's Work"

12. Crystal Bowersox "Hand In My Pocket"

13. Katelyn Epperly "The Scientist"

14. Alex Lambert "Everybody Knows"

15. Katie Stevens "Wild Horses"

16. Aaron Kelly "You've Got A Way"

17. Michael Lynche "Ready For Love"

18. Paige Miles "Honky Tonk Women"

19. Lacey Brown "The Story"

20. Lilly Scott "Fixing A Hole"


Season 10
1. Haley Reinhart "I (Who Have Nothing)"

2. Haley Reinhart "House Of The Rising Sun"

3. Pia Toscano "I'll Stand By You"

4. Haley Reinhart "Bennie And The Jets"

5. Pia Toscano "All By Myself"

6. Lauren Alaina "Anyway"

7. Thia Megia "Out Here On My Own"

8. Scotty McCreery "Gone"

9. Lauren Alaina "Flat On The Floor"

10. Jacob Lusk "You're All I Need To Get By"

11. Pia Toscano "Where Do Broken Hearts Go"

12. James Durbin "Maybe I'm Amazed"

13. James Durbin "Living For The City"

14. Pia Toscano "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me"

15. Lauren Alaina "I Hope You Dance"

16. Kendra Chantelle "Georgia On My Mind"

17. Casey Abrams "I Put A Spell On You"

18. Lauren Alaina "Like My Mother Does"

19. Stefano Langone "I Need You Now"

20. Jacob Lusk "Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word"


Season 11
1. Jessica Sanchez "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"

2. Elise Testone "Whole Lotta Love"

3. Jessica Sanchez "The Prayer"

4. Joshua Ledet "It's A Man's Man's Man's World"

5. Elise Testone "Vienna"

6. Jessica Sanchez "Sweet Dreams"

7. Phillip Phillips "Volcano"

8. Jessica Sanchez "I Will Always Love You"

9. Hollie Cavanagh "Rolling In The Deep"

10. Joshua Ledet "When A Man Loves A Woman"

11. Phillip Phillips "Home"

12. Hollie Cavanagh "The Climb"

13. Phillip Phillips "U Got It Bad"

14. Colton Dixon "Love The Way You Lie"

15. Erika Van Pelt "New York State Of Mind"

16. Jessica Sanchez "Try A Little Tenderness"

17. Skylar Laine "Stay With Me"

18. Skylar Laine "Gunpowder And Lead"

19. Jessica Sanchez "You Are So Beautiful"

20. Colton Dixon "Decode"


Season 12
1. Candice Glover "Lovesong"

2. Candice Glover "I (Who Have Nothing)" (Reprise)

3. Kree Harrison "Up To The Mountain" (Reprise)

4. Janelle Arthur "You Keep Me Hangin' On"

5. Candice Glover "Don't Make Me Over"

6. Kree Harrison "See You Again"

7. Kree Harrison "Here Comes Goodbye"

8. Angie Miller "Who You Are"

9. Candice Glover "Ordinary People"

10. Candice Glover "You've Changed"

11. Angie Miller "Never Gone"

12. Kree Harrison "With A Little Help From My Friends"

13. Kree Harrison "Stronger"

14. Amber Holcomb "My Funny Valentine"

15. Janelle Arthur "I Will"

16. Candice Glover "Straight Up"

17. Angie Miller "Nobody's Perfect"

18. Janelle Arthur "The Dance"

19. Amber Holcomb "The Power Of Love"

20. Breanna Steer "Bust Your Windows"


Season 13
1. Jena Irene "Can't Help Falling In Love"

2. Jena Irene "Creep" (Reprise)

3. Jena Irene "Decode"

4. Jessica Meuse "Blue Eyed Lie"

5. Jessica Meuse "Human"

6. Jessica Meuse "Summertime Sadness"

7. Jessica Meuse "The Crow & The Butterfly"

8. Jena Irene "Unbreakable Me"

9. Jessica Meuse "Jolene"

10. Caleb Johnson "Skyfall"

11. Alex Preston "Fairytales"

12. Jena Irene "Barracuda"

13. Majesty Rose "Tightrope"

14. MK Nobilette "All Of Me"

15. Jessica Meuse "The Sound Of Silence"

16. Caleb Johnson "Maybe I'm Amazed"

17. Malaya Watson "When I Was Your Man"

18. Sam Woolf "Babylon"

19. Emily Piriz "Paris (Ooh La La)"

20. Sam Woolf "We Are Young"

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Performances highlighted this color are in the final 20.

Performances highlighted this color are safe until the fourth round.

Performances highlighted this color are safe for the round.


Top 24 - Guys

Adam Ezegelian "I Wanna Rock"

Michael Simeon "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You"

Savion Wright "Hey, Soul Sister"

Mark Andrew "The Weight"

Trevor Douglas "Best I Ever Had"

Clark Beckham "When A Man Loves A Woman"

Rayvon Owen "Jealous"

Daniel Seavey "I'm Yours"

Riley Bria "Homeboy"

Quentin Alexander "I Put A Spell On You"

Nick Fradiani "Thinking Out Loud"

Qaasim Middleton "Uptown Funk"


Top 24 - Girls

Lovey James "Love Runs Out"

Adanna Duru "Rather Be"

Alexis Gomez "Gunpowder And Lead"

Joey Cook "Somebody Like You"

Katherine Winston "Safe & Sound"

Shannon Berthiaume "Who Knew"

Loren Lott "Note To God"

Shi Scott "Umbrella"

Maddie Walker "Love Gets Me Every Time"

Sarina-Joi Crowe "Mamma Knows Best"

JAX "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)"

Tyanna Jones "Lips Are Moving"


Top 16 - Guys

Daniel Seavey "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)"

Mark Andrew "Papa Was A Rolling Stone"

Rayvon Owen "My Girl"

Adam Ezegelian "I Want You Back"

Clark Beckham "The Tracks Of My Tears"

Nick Fradiani "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)"

Qaasim Middleton "I Wish"

Quentin Alexander "Master Blaster (Jammin')"


Top 16 - Girls

Tyanna Jones "Rockin' Robin"

Loren Lott "I Wanna Be Where You Are"

Maddie Walker "I'll Be There"

Joey Cook "Shop Around"

Sarina-Joi Crowe "You've Really Got A Hold On Me"

Adanna Duru "Hello"

JAX "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"

Alexis Gomez "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)"


Top 12 - Audition Songs

Sarina-Joi Crowe "Love Runs Out"

Rayvon Owen "Wide Awake"

Daniel Seavey "Straight Up"

Maddie Walker "Suitcase"

Tyanna Jones "Wings"

Nick Fradiani "In Your Eyes"

JAX "I Want To Hold Your Hand"

Qaasim Middleton "Sir Duke"

Clark Beckham "It's A Man's Man's Man's World"

Joey Cook "King Of Spain"

Quentin Alexander "Royals"

Adanna Duru "Yoü And I"


Top 11 - Get The Party Started

Rayvon Owen "Burn"

Maddie Walker "She's Country"

Joey Cook "Fancy"

Clark Beckham "Takin' It To The Streets"

JAX "Blank Space"

Qaasim Middleton "Jet"

Adanna Duru "Runaway Baby"

Tyanna Jones "Tightrope"

Daniel Seavey "Happy"

Quentin Alexander "Rolling In The Deep"

Nick Fradiani "Wake Me Up"

Sarina-Joi Crowe "Neon Lights"


Top 11 - Songs from the Cinema

Adanna Duru "Love You I Do"

Daniel Seavey "Lost Stars"

Rayvon Owen "Stayin' Alive"

Nick Fradiani "Danger Zone"

Joey Cook "Mad World"

Tyanna Jones "Circle Of Life"

Quentin Alexander "You're The One That I Want"

Maddie Walker "Let's Hear It For The Boy"

Clark Beckham "Sunday Morning"

JAX "Grow Old With You"

Qaasim Middleton "Come Together"


Top 9 - 1980s

Daniel Seavey "You Make My Dreams"

Quentin Alexander "In The Air Tonight"

Joey Cook "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"

Tyanna Jones "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)"

JAX "You Give Love A Bad Name"

Nick Fradiani "Man In The Mirror"

Clark Beckham "Every Breath You Take"

Qaasim Middleton "Addicted To Love"

Rayvon Owen "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"


Top 9 - Kelly Clarkson

Nick Fradiani "Catch My Breath"

JAX "Beautiful Disaster"

Tyanna Jones "Mr. Know It All"

Joey Cook "Miss Independent"

Quentin Alexander "Dark Side"

Qaasim Middleton "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"

Clark Beckham "The Trouble With Love Is"

Daniel Seavey "Breakaway"

Rayvon Owen "Since U Been Gone"


Top 8 - Billboard Hits

JAX "Poker Face"

Nick Fradiani "Teenage Dream"

Quentin Alexander "Latch"

Joey Cook "Wrecking Ball"

Clark Beckham "Make It Rain"

Tyanna Jones "Stay"

Rayvon Owen "Set Fire To The Rain"

Qaasim Middleton "Hey Ya!"


Top 7 - American Classics

Tyanna Jones "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?"

Clark Beckham "Superstition"

JAX "Piece Of My Heart"

Nick Fradiani "American Girl"

Quentin Alexander "Are You Gonna Go My Way"

Joey Cook "My Funny Valentine"

Rayvon Owen "Long Train Runnin'"

Clark Beckham "Moon River"

Tyanna Jones "Proud Mary"

Nick Fradiani "Only The Good Die Young"

Quentin Alexander "The Sound of Silence"

JAX "Beat It"

Rayvon Owen "Always On My Mind"

Joey Cook "Somebody to Love"


Top 6 - Arena Anthems

JAX "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"

Nick Fradiani "Harder To Breathe"

Clark Beckham "Yesterday"

Tyanna Jones "Party in the U.S.A."

Quentin Alexander "Light My Fire"

Rayvon Owen "I'm Not The Only One"

Nick Fradiani "Maggie May"

Tyanna Jones "Heaven"

Clark Beckham "Boyfriend"

JAX "White Flag"

Quentin Alexander "Shake It Out"

Rayvon Owen "Go Your Own Way"


Top 4 - Judges Hometown / What I Am

Clark Beckham "Living For The City"

JAX "Empire State Of Mind"

Nick Fradiani "Bright Lights"

Rayvon Owen "Need You Now"

Clark Beckham "Your Man"

JAX "Human"

Rayvon Owen "Believe"

Nick Fradiani "What Hurts The Most"


Top 4 - Scott's / Judge's / Hometown's Choice

Rayvon Owen "Want To Want Me"

Clark Beckham "Beautiful Day"

Nick Fradiani "Because The Night"

JAX "My Generation"

Nick Fradiani "Back Home"

Clark Beckham "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay"

Rayvon Owen "As"

JAX "My Immortal"

Clark Beckham "Earned It"

Rayvon Owen "You Are So Beautiful"

JAX "Misery Business"

Nick Fradiani "I'll Be"


Top 2 - Finale

Clark Beckham "Georgia On My Mind"

Nick Fradiani "Bright Lights" (Reprise)

Clark Beckham "Ain't No Sunshine"

Nick Fradiani "I Won't Give Up"

Clark Beckham "Champion"

Nick Fradiani "Beautiful Life"

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  • Alex95 changed the title to American Idol Performances Mini Rankdown (Season 1 signups open)
Just now, *Chris said:

Sign me up for all the season!

Lol yeah if you wanna sign up for every season instead of just signing up season by season you can let me know that as well so you're automatically signed up at the start of each new season!

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And if we get through all 18 (probably 19 by the end) seasons and everyone's still interested, I'll probably do a real rankdown of the top 20 from each season so that would be insane and exciting 👀

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1 minute ago, Alex95 said:

And if we get through all 18 (probably 19 by the end) seasons and everyone's still interested, I'll probably do a real rankdown of the top 20 from each season so that would be insane and exciting 👀


As long as its not 100 words minimum haha!


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4 minutes ago, Solaris said:


As long as its not 100 words minimum haha!


Lol well it's gonna take a long time to get to that point if we ever do so idk what the format would be. But I meant mainly in the traditional sense of nominations are made and everyone cuts and saves.

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2 minutes ago, Alex95 said:

I don't but if it's anything other than "Carly is a robbed goddess who deserves the world" he isn't allowed to play.


On 9/17/2020 at 10:44 PM, FrogLenzen said:

I don't remember exactly where I ranked Carly but it was pretty low. Season 7 was not my favorite season tbh


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Gahh I already have soo much on my plate on these games as of late. But i also feel I can't ignore this either. 🙈


I'll join for S1. May join for all the FOX seasons. As for the ABC seasons....... I will see how I feel when those come up.

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