American Idol is preparing to say a final farewell with part one of its two-part finale set to air on Fox tonight.
As America prepares to find out if Trent Harmon, Dalton Rapattoni, or La’Porsha Renae will be the fifteenth and final American Idol, take a look back at the most watched performances of the final season of the show from the channel’s official YouTube page.
10. Trent Harmon – “Unaware”
View Count: 1.06+ million
Trent Harmon took on Alan Stone’s “Unaware” for his American Idol audition, where he stunned the judges with his small town story of working on a farm.
Harmon, who’s still in with a chance of being the final American Idol, received a golden ticket to Hollywood with his R&B tinged performance, which judge Harry Connick Jr. described as being his favorite audition of the fifteenth season.
9. Sonika Vaid – “Look At Me”
View Count: 1.08+ million
Sonika Vaid sought a little inspiration from American Idol season 4 winner Carrie Underwood when she took on Underwood’s “Look At Me.”
Vaid, who narrowly missed out on a place in the top 4 after being eliminated in fifth place, garnered praise from all three judges, including Harry Connick Jr., who told Vaid that she did a “beautiful job” with her Carrie cover.
8. Lindita – “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World”
View Count: 1.1+ million
Though she didn’t make it to the top 24 during the final season of American Idol, Lindita brought in more than 1 million views with her audition thanks to her inspiring story and amazing voice.
Lindita revealed during her American Idol audition that she actually lost more than 150lbs in preparation for singing for Jennifer, Harry, and Keith before stunning the threesome with her rendition of “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World.”
View Count: 1.2+ million
La’Porsha Renae, who could still be this season’s winner, stunned the judges with her American Idol audition performance of Radiohead’s “Creep.”
Bringing along her adorable daughter, Nayalee, to the audition, La’Porsha showed off her powerful vocals during her first performance on the show, which easily earned her a golden ticket to Hollywood.
6. Jeneve Mitchell – “Chainsaw”
View Count: 1.4+ million
Jeneve Mitchell stunned America and American Idol judges Lopez, Connick Jr., and Urban when she revealed that she and her family live without electricity “off the grid.”
Mitchell performed The Band Perry’s “Chainsaw” during her first audition, prompting Connick Jr. to tell her that she was “very, very impressive” before being sent home after being names of this season’s Wild Card acts.
5. Gianna Isabella – “House of the Rising Sun”
View Count: 1.5+ million
Gianna Isabella’s American Idol audition gave judge Jennifer Lopez a blast from the past.
When Isabella walked into the audition room to perform The Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun,” the 15-year-old told the “On The Floor” singer that her mom was actually Brenda K. Starr, a dancer who used to work with Lopez in her Fly Girl dancer days.
4. La’Porsha Renae and Fantasia – “Summertime”
View Count: 1.6+ million
La’Porsha Renae teamed-up with season 3 American Idol winner Fantasia for this stunning performance of what is largely considered to be Fantasia’s signature Idol performance of Ella Fitzgerald’s “Summertime.”
The two brought down the house during their top 24 performance of the 1968 hit, and left Keith Urban on his feet for a standing ovation.
View Count: 1.9+ million
La’Porsha Renae had Jennifer Lopez in tears following her performance of Mary J Blige’s “No More Drama.”
After telling her story of domestic abuse prior to her top 5 performance, Renae left it all on the stage for this performance, which already has close to 2 million YouTube views. Lopez and Renae were both in tears following her powerful take on the song, inspiring Jennifer Lopez to tell La’Porsha “it takes a lot of strength to overcome those things in your life.”
2. La’Porsha Renae – “Diamonds”
View Count: 2.4+ million
La’Porsha Renae stunned the judges when she made it to the top 10 of this season of American Idol.
Putting her own spin of Rihanna’s 2012 single “Diamonds,” Renae herself was left in tears following the emotionally charged performance, which made guest judge and original American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson tell the contestant “you’re going to win.”
1. Tristan McIntosh – “Why Baby Why”
View Count: 3.8+ million
Tristan McIntosh officially has the most watched performance of Season 15 of American Idol, as uploaded by the show’s official YouTube page. Though McIntosh was eliminated in sixth place in the final season of the singing show, her audition had all of America in tears when her emotional audition aired earlier this year.
After telling her emotionally story of her mother’s involvement in the military and performing an emotionally charged version of Mickey Guyton’s “Why Baby Why,” Tristan’s mom surprised the surprised the 15-year-old in what could have been one of the most tear-jerking American Idol moments in history.
The American Idol finale airs tonight and tomorrow on Fox at 8/7c p.m.
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