For the next two weeks, we're teaming with AOL Television to name the 10 worst 'American Idol' semifinalists ever. Here's our pick for #7. Check AOL Television tomorrow for the pick at #6. We'll be switching back and forth over the next 2 weeks to get the entire list of 10 up.
Name: David Radford
Worst Performance: 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'
Why We Loved Him (But Everyone Else Hated Him): David Radford was a shy high schooler from Crystal Lake, IL who tried out on Idol to show off his crooning style. Crooning, however, had never gone over well on the show. Season 3 VFTW pick John Stevens learned that the hard way when his Rat Pack renditions of songs like 'Crocodile Rock' earned him harsh criticism. But maybe David would bring something different to the table.
David actually took a few steps back for crooners by completely murdering every song he sang. Of course this was good news for VFTW and it landed him at #7 on the countdown. David wasn't happy with being labeled a crooner though, so he decided for his first performance in the semifinals to switch things up a bit to break out of the box. The results couldn't have been any better.
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.
American Idol 5 ended up being one of the worst seasons of American Idol ever! We started off the season by supporting the hilarious Brenna Gethers, loveable Bobby Bennett, and strange face-making David Radford. Next, we set our sights on Chicken Little, Mr. Kevin Covais, in the last round of the semifinals. Kevin miraculously made it into the top 12 with our help, and then he sailed through to the top 11 with his hysterical performance of "Part Time Lover". Buzz for the website grew again, as news outlets around the country blamed VFTW for Kevin's seemingly impossible stay in the competition. The following week, Kevin was voted out and VFTW set its sights on the untalented Kellie Pickler. Her ridiculously dumb sayings and naive act were perfect for our cause. Kellie progressively got worse each week, singing subpar versions of "Suds in the Bucket" and "Walking After Midnight." Then, Kellie had the balls to go all out and make VFTW proud with her slutty rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody." Not content to stop there, Kellie then butchered "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered" and "Unchained Melody," all the while making stupid comments about spinach salads and ballsies. She was unchained from the competition in the top 6 and VFTW set its sights on the wacky Taylor Hicks. With his wacky wardrobe, crazy facial tics and spasms, and his hate for Simon Cowell, we knew that Taylor was perfect for the cause. That week, he gave VFTW a shoutout by singing "Play That Funky Music" and spasming around the stage. In the top 4, Chris Daughtry, who many people thought would win, was miraculously voted out of the competition in another hysterical moment reminiscent of Scott Savol and Constantine. It was a gigantic VFTW victory that helped our man sail to the next round. The following week, each constestant received almost 1/3 of the votes, showing that VFTW's votes may have been what kept Taylor safe that week. With the Soul Patrol and VFTW behind Taylor, there was no way he would lose in the end. He ended up winning the entire competition.