Top 10 Performances Of American Idol 2016

5. Trent Harmon, “Simple Man.” This was the moment when country boy turned pop star returned to country (ish). Thankfully, thereafter he maintained his soulful R&B-ish pop edge, but it was nice to see him return to his roots with this southern rock anthem.

4. La’Porsha Renae, “Diamonds.” It was this performance when people thought La’Porsha was a real contender. And it was no surprise when she pulled it back out for one of her final two performances.

3. MacKenzie Bourg, “Roses.” This song is so good that it actually got released to iTunes. When MacKenzie broke out this original number, it was clear he was something special. No surprises he made it all the way to the final four.

2. La’Porsha Renae, “No More Drama.” I’m still bummed we didn’t hear La’Porsha sing this again for her final two throwback number, but I’m glad I can listen to it anytime I want. Had Trent not pulled out an amazing second version of “Chandelier” a couple of night ago, this would have been No. 1.

1. Trent Harmon, “Chandelier.” We heard Trent perform this one twice. The first time was really, really good and the second one was perfection. Trent pulled out all the stops with this one and when it mattered the most. Some say this was the performance that sealed the deal for Trent as our “final” American Idol winner.

So there you have it. That’s a lot of Trent and La’Porsha, but they steamrolled the season and it’s only fitting that they take up half of our Top 10 list.

 

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