Justin Guarini, American Idol
Credit: Justin Guarini: Ray Mickshaw/Fox

Overrated ”American Idol” contestants: Justin Guarini

FINISHING POSITION Second place (season 1)

GREATEST MISSTEP Maybe it’s just that Kelly’s version was so much better, but does anyone remember that Justin also attempted ”A Moment Like This” for his big finale? Didn’t think so.

WHY WE’RE BITTER Talk about diminishing returns: The bigger Justin’s ego seemed to grow throughout Idol‘s maiden run, the less appealing his performances became. It was almost enough to make us root for Nikki McKibbin to land in the final two — with a strong emphasis on almost.