Here's a blast from your VFTW past...American Idol 3 alum Jon Peter Lewis posted on Twitter yesterday that he's tried out for the upcoming season of The Voice. Jon was one of VFTW's earliest picks (even before we had a website!) and if he's still giving performances like the one posted above, he may land up being one of VFTW's final picks!
As the seventh season of American Idol has ended, Vote for the Worst has compiled a list of the 20 performances that make us actually take the time to watch Idol. These are not the 20 worst performances, nor are they 20 performances with bad singing. They are our 20 favorite, most entertaining performances that really define what VFTW is all about. Did your favorite make the list? Click "Read more" to see how the members of this site ranked our top 20, watch the performances again that you love, and check out some new ones you may have never seen that are true classics.
Votefortheworst.com compiled a list of our 20 favorite Idol performances of all time. Check out AOL's reveal of VFTW's Top 20 Awesomely Awful American Idol Performances to see which hilariously bad performances made the cut and to relive your favorite your favorite VFTW moments with standouts like Scott Savol, Kellie Pickler, and John Stevens.
Votefortheworst.com was started shortly prior to American Idol 3, and it started to pick up steam as the season began. With no prior support and virtually no audience, VFTW struggled to convert people to the fun side. The first ever VFTW pick was Jennifer "Boomie" Hudson for her crazy outfits and over the top singing style. Votes for Boomie and contestants like the terrible Briana Ramirez-Rial and Lisa Wilson didn't accomplish much. But we realized America loved bad performances as much as us when our wildcard pick, Jon Peter Lewis was voted into the finals after his truly horrific performance of "A Little Less Conversation".
In the top 12, we first targeted Leah Labelle when she butchered "You Keep Me Hangin On". She was voted out that first week. Then we jumped on board the Matt Rogers train when he ruined Lonestar's "Amazed". He was also voted out. We realized that without getting the word out about our goals, we were probably doomed to fail. Then, we chose red-haired crooner John Stevens. He ruined the classic "My Girl" by boring the audience to death. For the first time, our pick stayed in the competition! We were so excited, and Teen Martin didn't let us down. The following week, he sang "Crocodile Rock", his voice cracking hysterically as he reached for the falsetto notes. We continued to throw support behind him and people started noticing the website. Hate mail started pouring in and little tweenyboppers started the very first threats to shut down the site. The following week, John ended up in the top 3. Ironically, first VFTW pick Jennifer Hudson was eliminated after becoming way too good for the VFTW pledge and establishing herself as one of the front runners. A frenzy erupted, and people all over the country called for John Stevens' head on a platter. John stayed in the competition one more week to bore the audience with a Gloria Estefan tune, and he was inevitably sent packing.
VFTW then latched onto Jasmine Trias, the tone deaf 17 year old from Hawaii. Thanks to help from Hawaii, Jasmine also began to outlast better contestants. In the final 4, Jasmine mutiliated "It's Raining Men" and started crying crodocile tears to gain sympathy votes. We voted as hard as we could, and Jasmine stuck around while the incredibly talented LaToya London was sent packing. Jasmine stayed in one more week to finish in 3rd place, and VFTW retired for the season.