The Season 10 “American Idol” contestants are about to take the stage for their Top 10 week (on Elton John songs!), so we’re going to look back at the best past Top 10 performances. Not the Top 10 of all time, but performances that happened during the Top 10, much like last week’s Top 11 rewind.
We realize that Season 10 is still at Top 11 because of the save, but since they’re going to immediately skip to Top 9 next week, we’re doing a Top 10 rewind anyway. We wouldn’t want to miss out on such great performances.
So who do you like? Vote in our poll below. While certain more recent Idols are fresh in our memories, can you believe how awesome Kimberley Locke was on “I Can’t Make You Love Me”? We think we’ve picked the cream of the Top 10 crop here. Let us know what you think in the poll and the comments.
And as of the writing of this article, the fan favorite Top 11 performance? Carrie Underwood‘s “Alone,” followed by David Archuleta‘s “Long and Winding Road” and Adam Lambert‘s “Ring of Fire.”
Kelly Clarkson, Motown, “You’re All I Need to Get By,” Season 1
Kimberley Locke, Country Rock, “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” Season 2
La Toya London, Motown, “Ooh Baby Baby,” Season 3
Fantasia Barrino, Motown, “I Heard it THrough the Grapevine,” Season 3
Carrie Underwood, 1990s, “Independence Day,” Season 4
Taylor Hicks, Songs of the Millennium, “Trouble,” Season 5
Gina Glocksen, Songs that Inspired Gwen Stefani, “I’ll Stand by You,” Season 6
Melinda Doolittle, Songs that Inspired Gwen Stefani, “Heaven Knows,” Season 6
Blake Lewis, Songs That Inspired Gwen Stefani, “Lovesong,” Season 6
David Cook, Birth Year, “Billie Jean,” Season 7
Brooke White, Birth Year, “Every Breath You Take,” Season 7
Adam Lambert, Motown, “Tracks of My Tears,” Season 8
Allison Iraheta, Motown, “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” Season 8
Lee DeWyze, R&B/Soul, “Treat Her Like a Lady,” Season 9
Crystal Bowersox, R&B/Soul, “Midnight Train to Georgia,” Season 9