idol top 8 rewind 2 'American Idol' Top 8 rewind: Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia, Adam Lambert 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 8. This week on “Idol,” the contestants are gearing up for Songs from the Movies as the theme, but what about the past performances at Top 8?

This collection of Top 8 might be the best single phase of the competition yet, even including how unkind the themes of Queen and Latin were on seasons 5 and 6, respectively.

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.

Which one will win Top 8? We sense a dogfight coming on between Kelly, Fantasia and Glambert, and that doesn’t even account for how great Constantine Maroulis, Jason Castro and Allison Iraheta were on the Top 8 week.

Kelly Clarkson, 1960s, “Natural Woman,” Season 1

Clay Aiken, Billboard No. 1s, “At This Moment,” Season 2

Fantasia Barrino, Movie Soundtracks, “Summertime,” Season 3

La Toya London, Movie Soundtracks, “Somewhere,” Season 3

Constantine Maroulis, Birth Year, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Season 4

Chris Daughtry, Queen, “Innuendo,” Season 5

Katharine McPhee, Queen, “Who Wants to Live Forever,” Season 5

Melinda Doolittle, Latin, “Sway,” Season 6

Blake Lewis, Latin, “I Need to Know,” Season 6

Jason Castro, Inspirational Songs, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Season 7

Brooke White, Inspirational Songs, “You’ve Got a Friend,” Season 7

Allison Iraheta, Birth Year, “I can’t Make You Love Me,” Season 8

Adam Lambert, Birth Year, “Mad World,” Season 8

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Crystal Bowersox, Elvis, “Saved,” Season 9

Casey James, Elvis, “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” Season 9

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