There were some bad performances on American Idol
this season. This is the case, of course, every season. However, I'd argue that on most American Idol
years, the poor performances are given by the same people, over and over again, until those singers are eliminated. This season, in that regard, was a little different. For whatever reason, many of the top 10 finalists on American Idol 7
were severely hit and miss. Take Brooke White
, David Archuleta
and Jason Castro
. Their best performances were awe-inspiring, their worst were dreadful. We had some consistent performers (David Cook
...uh, I guess that's it), but this will probably go down as the season of the inconsistent. Thanks to help from you, the BuddyTV readers, we've compiled the top 10 worst performances from this past Idol season.
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Constructing a list like this is difficult. You take your own opinion into account, sure, but you also have to listen to the general public. Only two singers cracked the top ten more than once, and they probably won't be who you expect. I incorporated expectations into the list, as well, holding the better singers to a higher standard than the Kristy Lee Cook
s of the world. You won't find Chikezie Eze
or Ramiele Malubay
on this list, for instance, because, for the most part, they were consistently OK. I was looking for out and out train wrecks, the kind of performances that make you angry and sad and baffled.
For every entry in the top 10, we've included a YouTube video of the performance. The video evidence, if I may say so, is hard to argue with. I tried to keep performances from the Top 24 to a minimum, but a few were so bad that they had to be included. Looking back, I'm glad I didn't have to make this list last year, because it would have consisted of at least eight Sanjaya Malakar
performances. Thankfully, we had no Sanjayas this year. Enjoy the list, and feel free to comment away.
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