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Contestants

Just one contestant thus far, Pia Toscano, has finished with a 5-star average rating, though Kelly Clarkson,Latoya London, and Melinda Doolittle all came close. If you take away London's and Doolittle's lowest-rated performance, they'd both have turned the trick. Which makes it all the more ironic that it was the same song that did them both in.

Note that several one-and-done semifinalists are near the top of the list, along with one who was two-and-done and surely ranks among the most "robbed" AI contestants ever. Someday in the hopefully-distant future, when Paula Abdul shuffles off this mortal coil, she will arrive at the pearly gates where St. Peter will be waiting. (Yes, we're aware that Paula is Jewish, but we mean no disrespect; it's just the standard metaphor for heaven. Work with us here.) St. Peter will glance over his pedestal, shake his head sadly, and pose to her the one question she dreads more than any other: "What on earth were you thinking when you chose Leah LaBelle over Suzy Vulaca?" True, for all we know, if Vulaca had made the Top 12 in AI3, she might've sung "Muskrat Love" right out of the gate and fallen so far on this list you'd have to page all day to find her. As it is, her 75+ rating will keep her near the top of the rankings for, ahem, all eternity.

Through the first eleven seasons, only three finalists have completed their Idol runs with a dreaded 1-star average. Two were from Season One and one from Season Six. We don't think it'll take you too many guesses on that last one.

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# Name / Hometown Ssn Plc Average Rating #Ep #Pf Hi Lo σ 0-19 20-39 40-59 60-79 80-100
26
Holcomb AmberAmber Holcomb
Houston, TX
4
54.5
 
10 17 72 27 19.5 0 4 6 7 0
27
Laine SkylarSkylar Laine
Brandon, MS
5
61.2
 
10 16 79 31 19.8 0 2 6 8 0
28
Miller AngieAngie Miller
Beverly, MA
3
57.9
 
11 20 79 13 21.2 1 2 6 11 0
29
Preston AlexAlex Preston
Mount Vernon, NH
3
61.6
 
13 23 86 23 19.0 0 5 6 8 4
30
Yamin ElliottElliott Yamin
Richmond, VA
3
64.8
 
13 17 88 44 18.5 0 0 6 8 3
31
Bice BoBo Bice
Helena, AL
2
70.9
 
14 20 94 36 16.5 0 1 5 4 10
32
Brackensick DeAndreDeAndre Brackensick
San Jose, CA
8
41.8
 
7 8 58 27 21.2 0 3 5 0 0
33
Castro JasonJason Castro
Rockwall, TX
4
44.2
 
12 14 86 9 19.4 4 2 5 2 1
34
Covington BuckyBucky Covington
Rockingham, NC
8
41.6
 
8 8 51 23 20.8 0 3 5 0 0
35
Hicks TaylorTaylor Hicks
Birmingham, AL
1
60.7
 
14 20 80 17 18.0 1 2 5 9 3
36
James CaseyCasey James
Ft. Worth, TX
3
53.2
 
13 15 89 19 17.5 1 3 5 4 2
37
Johnson CalebCaleb Johnson
Asheville, NC
1
63.0
 
14 26 88 17 18.2 1 2 5 11 7
38
Lewis BlakeBlake Lewis
Bothell, WA
2
55.7
 
14 19 83 19 20.6 1 4 5 8 1
39
Lusk JacobJacob Lusk
Compton, CA
5
45.4
 
10 12 90 7 21.0 1 4 5 1 1
40
McKibbin NikkiNikki McKibbin
Grand Prairie, TX
3
45.8
 
8 10 69 15 20.9 1 2 5 2 0
41
McPhee KatharineKatharine McPhee
Sherman Oaks, CA
2
55.3
 
14 20 90 13 17.4 2 4 5 4 5
42
Meuse JessicaJessica Meuse
Slapout, AL
4
60.4
 
12 20 89 15 18.7 1 3 5 8 3
43
Reinhart HaleyHaley Reinhart
Wheeling, IL
3
61.6
 
12 17 94 31 22.4 0 3 5 5 4
44
Richardson ChrisChris Richardson
Chesapeake, VA
5
38.2
 
11 11 65 18 20.3 1 4 5 1 0
45
Smith NikkoNikko Smith
Town & City, MO
9
53.3
 
7 7 71 37 21.6 0 1 5 1 0
46
Stevens KatieKatie Stevens
Middlebury, CT
8
45.8
 
8 8 68 23 18.5 0 2 5 1 0
47
Bowersox CrystalCrystal Bowersox
Elliston, OH
2
74.9
 
14 18 90 45 15.9 0 0 4 5 9
48
Cook DavidDavid Cook
Blue Springs, MO
1
65.3
 
14 20 95 23 18.9 0 2 4 9 5
49
Cook Kristy LeeKristy Lee Cook
Selma, OR
7
35.9
 
9 9 66 3 18.6 2 2 4 1 0
50
Dixon ColtonColton Dixon
Murfreesboro, TN
7
56.2
 
8 11 77 27 21.4 0 2 4 5 0
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