clarkson aiken sparks 'American Idol' Top 6 rewind: Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Jordin Sparks 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 6. This week on “Idol,”
the contestants are taking on Carole King,
but what about the past performances at the Top 6 stage?

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, Adam Lambert‘s “Mad World” as the best Top 8 performance and Archie’s “When You Believe” is the best Top 7 performance.

We had forgotten how rough Gloria Estefan week was for Season 3 – so much so that we left it out. And who doesn’t love Daughtry showing his sensitive side on Love Songs week? Also, Andrew Lloyd Webber week was not particularly kind to Season 7, but we did like David Cook’s “Music of the Night.”

So who wins your vote for the best Top 6 performance?

Kelly Clarkson, “Stuff Like That There,” Big Band, Season 1

Tamyra Gray, “Minnie the Moocher,” Big Band, Season 1

Kimberley Locke, “If You Asked Me To,” Diane Warren, Season 2

Clay Aiken, “I Could Not Ask for More,” Diane Warren, Season 2

Carrie Underwood, “When God-fearin’ Women Get the Blues,” 21st Century songs, Season 4

Bo Bice, “I Don’t Wanna Be,” 21st Century songs, Season 4

Chris Daughtry, “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman,” Love Songs, Season 5

Elliott Yamin, “A Song for You,” Love Songs, Season 5

Melinda Doolittle, “There Will Come a Day,” Inspirational Songs, Season 6

Jordin Sparks, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” Inspirational Songs, Season 6

David Cook, “The Music of the Night,” ANdrew Lloyd Webber, Season 7

Adam Lambert, “If I Can’t Have You,” Disco, Season 8

Kris Allen, “She Works Hard for the Money,” Disco, Season 8

Lee DeWyze, “You’re Still the One,” Shania Twain, Season 9

Casey James, “Don’t,” Shania Twain, 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."