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American Idol Rankdown 3.0 (Rebooted)

feat. Seasons 1-21


In the first Idol rankdown, a dozen judges squabbled and scrambled to cut our

contestants down to size, leaving only Season 3’s LaToya London left standing.


In the second Idol rankdown, just 7 judges had the power and gave Season 1’s champ 

Kelly Clarkson the crown once again.


Now, with four more seasons in the mix, and a couple of twists in store for this year’s judges,

which contestant will walk away with the title?




Rankdown 1.0 Winner: LaToya London

Runner-Up: Tamyra Gray

Rankdown 1.0 Winner's Chart


Rankdown 2.0 Winner: Kelly Clarkson

Runner-Up: David Cook

Rankdown 2.0 Winner’s Chart


Rankdown 3.0 Winner: ???

Runner-Up: ???

The Rules: 

  • seven (7) judges that will collectively rank every American Idol contestant.
  • random.org will determine the order the judges will nominate in each round.
  • each round will have it’s own set of rules, so read them carefully.
  • write-ups will be required for each contestant that gets cut, min. 100 words and must be posted within 30 mins or another ranker can save your cut. You are allowed one “reset” per cut (i.e. if you repost your cut/save)
  • you may not edit your cut/save post or it will be null and void.
  • any violations of the rules will result in an automatic round reset.


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.
  • Remember that this game can and often does get cutthroat and deals are encouraged. If this isn’t your thing, don’t play.
  • Rankers must be active. If a ranker fails to participate in a round or disappears without notice, the host may choose to replace them.
  • Interested rankers must fill out the application below. I reserve the right to choose rankers based on variety.


The Judges:








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Season 1:

Kelly Clarkson

Justin Guarini

Nikki McKibbin

Tamyra Gray

RJ Helton

Christina Christian

Ryan Starr

AJ Gil

EJay Day

Jim Verraros




Season 2:

Ruben Studdard

Clay Aiken

Kimberly Locke

Josh Gracin


Carmen Rasmusen

Kim Caldwell

Rickey Smith

Julia Demato

Charles Grigsby

Vanessa Olivarez

Corey Clark





Season 3:

Fantasia Barrino

Diana DeGarmo

Jasmine Trias

LaToya London

George Huff

John Stevens

Jennifer Hudson

Jon Peter Lewis

Camile Velasco

Amy Adams

Matt Rogers 

Leah LaBelle




Season 4:

Carrie Underwood 

Bo Bice

Vonzell Solomon

Anthony Federov

Scott Savol

Constantine Maroulis

Anwar Robinson

Nadia Turner

Nikko Smith

Jessica Sierra

Mikalah Gordon

Lindsey Cardinale





Season 5: 

Taylor Hicks

Katharine McPhee

Elliott Yamin

Chris Daughtry

Paris Bennett

Kellie Pickler

Ace Young

Bucky Covington


Lisa Tucker

Kevin Covais

Melissa McGhee





Season 6: 

Jordin Sparks

Blake Lewis

Melinda Doolittle

Lakisha Jones

Chris Richardson

Phil Stacey

Sanjaya Malakar

Haley Scarnato

Gina Glocksen

Chris Sligh

Stephanie Edwards

Brandon Rogers




Season 7:

David Cook

David Archuleta

Syesha Mercado

Jason Castro

Brooke White

Carly Smithson

Kristy Lee Cook

Michael Johns

Ramiele Malubay


Amanda Overmyer

David Hernandez




Season 8:

Kris Allen

Adam Lambert

Danny Gokey

Allison Iraheta

Matt Giraud

Anoop Desai

Lil Rounds

Scott Macintyre

Megan Joy

Michael Sarver

Alexis Grace

Jasmine Murray

Jorge Nunez




Season 9: 

Lee DeWyze

Crystal Bowersox

Casey James

Michael Lynche

Aaron Kelly 

Siobhan Magnus

Tim Urban

Andrew Garcia

Katie Stevens

Didi Benami

Paige Miles

Lacey Brown




Season 10:

Scotty McCreery

Lauren Alaina

Haley Reinhart

James Durbin

Jacob Lusk

Casey Abrams

Stefano Langone

Paul McDonald

Pia Toscano

Naima Adedapo

Thia Megia

Karen Rodriguez

Ashthon Jones




Season 11:

Phillip Phillips

Jessica Sanchez

Joshua Ledet

Hollie Cavanagh

Skylar Laine

Elise Testone

Colton Dixon

DeAndre Brackensick

Heejun Han

Erika Van Pelt

Shannon Magrane

Jeremy Rosado

Jermaine Jones





Season 12: 

Candice Glover

Kree Harrison

Angie Miller

Amber Holcomb

Janelle Arthur

Lazaro Argos

Burrell Taylor

Devin Velez 

Paul Jolley

Curtis Finch Jr.





Season 13:

Caleb Johnson

Jena Irene

Alex Preston

Jessica Meuse

Sam Woolf

CJ Harris

Dexter Roberts

Malaya Watson

Majesty Rose

MK Nobilette

Ben Briley

Emily Piriz

Kristen O’Connor





Season 14:

Nick Fradiani

Clark Beckham


Rayvon Owen

Tyanna Jones

Quentin Alexander

Joey Cook

Qaasim Middleton

Daniel Seavey 

Adanna Duru

Maddie Walker

Sarina-Joi Crowe





Season 15:

Trent Harmon

La’Porsha Renae

Dalton Rapattoni

MacKenzie Bourg

Sonika Vaid

Tristan McIntosh

Lee Jean

Avalon Young

Gianna Isabella

Olivia Rox




Season 16:

Maddie Poppe

Caleb Lee Hutchinson

Gabby Barrett

Cade Foehner

Michael J. Woodard 


Catie Turner

Dennis Lorenzo

Ada Vox

Michelle Sussett





Season 17:

Laine Hardy

Alejandro Aranda

Madison VanDenburg

Laci Kaye Booth

Wade Cota

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon

Walker Burroughs

Alyssa Raghu

Dimitrius Graham







Season 18:

Just Sam

Arthur Gunn

Dillon James

Francisco Martin

Jonny West

Julia Gargano

Louis Knight

Sophia James

Grace Leer

Makayla Phillips

Jovin Webb





Season 19:

Chayce Beckham

Willie Spence

Grace Kinstler

Casey Bishop

Caleb Kennedy

Hunter Metts

Cassandra Coleman

Deshawn Gonclaves

Alyssa Wray

Ava August


Madison Watkins





Season 20:

Noah Thompson


Leah Marlene

Fritz Hager

Nicolina Bozzo

Christian Guardino

Jay Copeland

Emyrson Flora

Lady K

Mike Parker

Tristen Gressett

Dan Marshall

Ava Maybee

Allegra Miles



Season 21:

Iam Tongi

Megan Danielle

Colin Stough

Wé Ani

Zachariah Smith

Haven Madison

Warren Peay

Oliver Steele

Marybeth Byrd

Tyson Venegas

Lucy Love






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38 minutes ago, *Chris said:

I hope so!

May have to say goodbye to the dark mode for this since Andrew uses black font :haha: 




also yea, like 2-3 semifinalists per player is enough just to get everyones absolute favorites in.  Don't want to have to spend the first several rounds wading through semifinalist fodder.  :haha:

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9 minutes ago, Solaris said:




also yea, like 2-3 semifinalists per player is enough just to get everyones absolute favorites in.  Don't want to have to spend the first several rounds wading through semifinalist fodder.  :haha:

Yeah there will definitely be way fewer semi finalists this year

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Just now, Solaris said:



such taste my top 3 ❤️ 

We need OZIdol Representation too ❤️ 

Wish we could do an international idol rankdown ! 

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1 minute ago, *Chris said:

We need OZIdol Representation too ❤️ 

Wish we could do an international idol rankdown ! 


that should be the next one you host.


Give me Anthony Callea please. Both vocally and in my bed.

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