From David Cook's rockin' rendition of "Billie Jean" to Kris Allen's unique take on Kanye West's hit "Heartless,” American Idol has given us some great stage shows over the years. Check out the countdown of the Top 10 Most Unforgettable Performances to see where our favorites ranked!
There's some discontent in "American Idol"-land as we head into tonight's country-themed performances. Though "Idol" still beats everything else on TV, its ratings are down significantly from previous years, and considering that this season's biggest highlight has been a weird crying girl, I'm not entirely surprised.
Simon Cowell, the man who can make or break an "Idol" hopeful's chances, finally weighed in on this lackluster season for a recent Entertainment Weekly cover story, and he blamed the fact that several recent contestants who didn't win "Idol" have found success. Said Simon:
"I think that we suffer from Jennifer Hudson- and Chris Daughtry-itis, which is people who didn't win getting great careers and now a lot of the contestants believing it absolutely doesn't matter.
Does Daughtry-itis involve constantly feeling like there's a Live cover band playing in your head? If so, I think I had it last season.
Anyway, I see Simon's point; J. Hud has an Oscar, after all, and Chris Daughtry had a No. 1 album this year that's still in the top 10. But I think I have a cure for Daughtry-itis — three cures, actually, named Kelly, Carrie and Fantasia — so read more