'American Idol' Grads: Your Next Favorite Song?
Melinda Doolittle, Matt Giraud, Allison Iraheta, and other alums have made terrific music since leaving the show -- tunes we think you'll love if you give 'em a chance. Stream nine tracks that sure sound like hits to us; tell us if we're right!
Melinda Doolittle | When it came to flawless phrasing and vocal control, no season 6 contestant — heck, maybe no Idol contestant ever — could match third-place finisher
American Idol, Brooke White | High Hopes and Heartbreak , Brooke's 2009 debut set, is filled with gorgeous, stripped-down melodies that sound like they'd have dominated AM radio back in
American Idol, Matt Giraud | The season 8 crooner's lack of a major-label deal still prompts cries of #SignMattGiraud on Twitter. But until that day arrives, you can tide yourself
American Idol, Frenchie Davis | In perhaps the biggest miscarriage of justice in Idol history, dynamic diva Davis was booted from the show before the season 2 semifinals over a
Allison Iraheta | Our only explanation for season 8's red-headed rocker not already going platinum with her Dec. '09 debut release, Just Like You ? Apparently, America either
The mellow, slightly goofy demeanor he displayed during his fourth-place run on Idol 's seventh season has given way to a more confident, mature vibe
Kimberly Caldwell | It's taken Season 2's husky-voiced finalist almost seven years to complete her debut disc (due April 6), but guitar-driven tracks like the ear-candy lead-single ''Mess
Blake Lewis | The season 6 runner-up switched from 19 to Tommy Boy for his 2009 sophomore release, and the move to a smaller label resulted in incredibly
Mishavonna Henson | She scored maybe 10 minutes of total airtime as a season 8 semifinalist, but Mishavonna's 2007 From the Edge of the World EP reveals a