The best ”American Idol” singles
In this R&B serenade about love’s risks, Mario channels Ne-Yo over a sexy Latin-inspired guitar.
Compare his band to Nickelback all you want, but Daughtry rocks. With its overblown sound, the tune is undeniable.
”Go On and Cry”
Her soaring voice shines as she incites a brokenhearted lover to ”Cry, cry, cry.”
”8th World Wonder”
Pure pop fun, with a hook-filled chorus and a tinge of rocking out. It almost sounds like an outtake from Kelly Clarkson’s first album (and that’s a good thing).
”Raindrops Will Fall”
Gray’s lush ballad about fragile dreams is loaded with just enough of her personality.