AMERICAN IDOL RUNNER-UPS RANKED

  1. Adam Lambert
    I went to the American Idol Live tour and watched him hump a microphone stand in tight leather pants when I was in middle school with my Mom. I haven't been the same since. His cover of "Mad World" is also tremendous and he has some pretty great singles to his name.
  2. David Archuleta
    I once set an email to David Archuleta pretending to be a young Mormon boy who was inspired by him. He never responded.
  3. Katherine McPhee
    Her performance in The House Bunny umm??? Let's never forget that. I didn't watch all of Smash but "Let Me Be Your Star" is a GOOD song
  4. Clay Aiken
    His illegitimate child. His foray into politics. Him on Broadway. HIM. Love u Clay. (Fun fact I was writing this while watching the famous clay scene in "Ghost")
  5. Justin Guarini
    His hair is reminiscent of late 90s/early 2000s boy bands. And the movie "From Justin to Kelly" is a cult classic for the generation.
  6. Blake Lewis
    He beat boxed which was cool. I totally emailed him too.
  7. Diana DeGarmo
    She had a young Jennifer Tilly quality to her and she married Ace Young. Talk about star crossed lovers.
  8. Crystal Bowersox
    She had dreadlocks which can be seen as problematic but she was Janis Joplin reincarnated so I have to respect that
  9. Bo Bice
    His hair was like wheat. A girl in my fifth grade class told all of us she stopped watching after Carrie Underwood beat him... I don't like country music but I think she reasonably won over him.
  10. Lauren Alaina
    Wasn't she conceived while her parents listened to Aerosmith and then she sang "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" for Steven Tyler? That's all I remember.
  11. Clark Beckham
    Ok so these next four I literally have no idea what they looked like or sang like. So, I'm rating them purely on their names. Beckham like David and Victoria. Hot.
  12. Jessica Sanchez
    She sounds nice? I don't think she would annoy me.
  13. Jena Irene
    Eh.
  14. Kree Harrison
    Kree? Kree? KREE? Yeah no thank you.