top 7 idol rewind 'American Idol' Top 7 rewind: Bo Bice, David Archuleta, Lee DeWyze and moreZap2it has been looking back at the best performances from each stage of the “American Idol”
finals and now we’re taking a gander at the Top 7. This week on “Idol,”
the contestants are taking on 21st Century Songs,
but what about the past performances at Top 8?

Who are you favorites? Vote below. As of this writing, you’ve voted Carrie Underwood‘s “Alone” as the best Top 11 performance, David Cook‘s “Billie Jean” as the best Top 10 performance and David Archuleta‘s “Smoky Mountain Memories” as the best Top 9 performance and Adam Lambert‘s “Mad World” as the best Top 8 performance.

For our Top 7 rewind, we were delighted to remember how great the Great American Songbook was for Season 5 and how Mariah Carey was surprisingly strong for Season 7. We also had to relive the horror that was Barry Manilow week for Season 3. Plus, Bo Bice‘s best performance ever.

So who wins your vote for the best Top 7 performance?

Kelly Clarkson, “Don’t Play That Song (You Lied),” 1970s, Season 1

Christina Christian, “Ain’t No Sunshine,” 1970s, Season 1

Kimberley Locke, “New York State of Mind,” Billy Joel, Season 2

Bo Bice, “Vehicle,” 1970s, Season 4

Vonzell Solomon, “I’m Every Woman,” 1970s, Season 4

Kellie Picker, “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” Great American Songbook, Season 5

Katharine McPhee, “Someone to Watch Over Me,” Great American Songbook, Season 5

Chris Daughtry, “What a Wonderful World,” Great American Songbook, Season 5

Melinda Doolittle, “Trouble is a Woman,” Country, Season 6

Jordin Sparks, “A Broken Wing,” Country, Season 6

David Archuleta, “When You Believe,” Mariah Carey, Season 7

David Cook, “Always Be My Baby,” Mariah Carey, Season 7

Carly Smithson, “Without You,” Mariah Carey, Season 7

Kris Allen, “Falling Slowly,” Cinema Songs, Season 8

Lee DeWyze, “The Boxer,” Inspirational Songs, Season 9

Crystal Bowersox, “People Get Ready,” Inspirational Songs, Season 9

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."