American Idol Voting
Four Times American Idol Voters Got it Wrong
The American Idol voting format is usually fairly reliable as America has a tendency to gravitate toward the candidate with the most star power but their have been times when America has just gotten it completely wrong.
This is our list of the five times that the American Idol voting format completely failed.
4. Kelli Pickler
We loved this perky southern blonde and we were shocked when we only managed to place sixth during her run on the shows fifth season. Fortunately, she has found success post Idol with a handful of hits and a recent stint on Dancing with the Stars.
3. Katharine McPhee
Although this songbird was bested by the Soul Patrol's likable conductor Taylor Hicks, she has managed to carve out a more successful career. After three albums which had limited success, she turned her attention to acting and previously starred as the lead on the much talked about and tragically short-lived TV musical SMASH.
2. Adam Lambert
In what was one of the tightest races in Idol history, glam rocker Adam Lambert came in second to pretty boy Kris Allen. His first two albums climbed to the top of the Billboard charts and he currently has a reoccurring role on the hit Fox series Glee.
1. Jennifer Hudson
From American Idol contestant to Oscar Winner? So far only Jennifer Hudson has managed to make the the leap from Idol hopeful to award winning actress. After her star making turn in 2006's smash movie musical Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson has been unstoppable with numerous film roles and TV appearances. It's funny to think that she didn't even come close to winning the American Idol top prize!