Results for - American Idol -- Remembering The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

1,687 voters participated in this survey

1. American Idol debuted last Wednesday for its final season. Whether you love it or hate it--or never watched it--few would argue that it has been responsible for introducing some of today's biggest names in music and film. Everyone is familiar with the names of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry. Everyone knows who Simon Cowell is. And almost everyone has at one time or another tuned in just to see the bad auditions. There has been some great performances, and how many of these do you remember (or will now google to relive or view for the first time)?

Adam Lambert performs 'Mad World' by Tears For Fears
18%
310 votes
Clay Aiken performs 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' by Simon & Garfunkel
19%
319 votes
Fantasia Barrino performs 'Summertime'
15%
255 votes
Kelly Clarkson performs 'Natural Woman' by Aretha Franklin
22%
363 votes
Katharine McPhee performs 'Over The Rainbow'
15%
251 votes
Carrie Underwood performs 'Alone' by Heart
21%
352 votes
Jordin Sparks performs 'I Who Have Nothing' by Ben E. King
13%
227 votes
Haley Reinhart performs 'The House Of The Rising Sun' by The Animals
7%
116 votes
Allison Iraheta performs 'Cry Baby' by Janis Joplin
5%
86 votes
David Cook performs 'Billie Jean' by Michael Jackson
13%
211 votes
None of these
20%
344 votes
Never watched the show
36%
605 votes

2. Along with the good, unfortunately comes the bad. How many of these unforgettable (we've tried) performances do you remember?

Camile Velasco butchering "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
4%
73 votes
Lee DeWyze sang the entire song "Beautiful Day" off-key in the finale
6%
93 votes
Josh Gracin embarrassing himself mugging through "Jive Talkin"
6%
101 votes
Haley Scarnato was completely lost singing (?) "Turn The Beat Around"
5%
91 votes
Kevin Covais absolutely destroyed "Part Time Lover"
5%
76 votes
Kristy Lee Cook tried to "country-fy" "Eight Days A Week"
4%
68 votes
Danny Gokey who was a favorite, ended that sentiment with "Dream On"
6%
103 votes
None
42%
706 votes
Never watched the show
39%
653 votes

3. ...Which of course brings us to the ugly. And there were many! Which of these "classic" American Idol moments do you most fondly remember? (Does it still haunt your dreams?)

Sanjaya Malakar -- Season 6 -- so bad and so ridiculous, many felt the show was rigged to keep him from being voted off
13%
216 votes
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj as judges--all they did was fight and make everyone uncomfortable
18%
307 votes
Mary Roach -- Simon called her the worst singer he has ever seen, and she sang a Carole King classic!
6%
104 votes
Randy Jackson as a judge -- you may disagree, but does he offer any constructive advice "Dawg"?
15%
256 votes
Those dreadful Ford videos, with all the contestants looking really uncomfortable
9%
158 votes
William Hung -- auditioned for season with "She Bangs"
25%
421 votes
None
20%
337 votes
Never watched the show
37%
631 votes

4. And last, but certainly not least, no American Idol survey can be complete without a shout out to Paula Abdul. If you watched her on AI, what did you think?

Paula was great! Lots of advice and very constructive
17%
280 votes
Paula was the worst! She was a terrible judge
8%
135 votes
Paula was so much fun to watch, and I loved her chemistry with Simon
19%
324 votes
Was she on drugs?
15%
261 votes
Never watched
48%
813 votes
01/11/2016 TV 1687 26 By: Harriet56

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