Best Rock & Roll Performance By A Country Artist on American Idol – Todd’s Top 5
Country has been well represented over the years on American Idol with artists like Casey James, Laren Alaina, Bucky Covington, Josh Gracin, Kelli Pickler, and of course, Carrie Underwood. I was very happy to see Scotty McCreery win a couple years ago and it was cool to have Kree Harrison in the finals this season. What I like to seen on American Idol is the country singers rocking it just a little bit. I’m like Donny & Marie. I’m a little bit country and I’m a little bit rock-&-roll. I have compiled my top-5 list of the “Best Rock & Roll Performances by Country Artists”.
5. Kree Harrison – Don’t Play That Song
I have to be honest, I didn’t watch American Idol every week this season, but I did see this performance by Kree and it knocked me out.
4. Scotty McCreery – You’ve Got A Friend
I was so happy when Scotty McCreery won American Idol. He didn’t do many rock performances during his season, it was mostly country. However, I did love his version of Carol King’s classic.
3. Bucky Covington – Fat Bottomed Girls
One of my favorite episodes ever was when Queen acted as the mentor. I remember liking almost every performance. One that really stood out was Bucky. It was his best performance of the year. Sorry the video isn’t the best quality.
2. Phil Stacey – Wanted Dead or Alive
Phil who? Phil Stacey tried to be a country star for a while, but it never really worked out. I believe the pinnacle of his career was the night Jon Bon Jovi showed up to American Idol. It was by far my favorite episode of all time.
1. Carrie Underwood – Alone
Carrie Underwood had so many good performances the year she one, but this is the one where I knew with out a doubt she would be a superstar. This video still gives me chills when I watch it.