Casey definitely left with a bang this week and had me trying to remember who else had the most memorable singouts in AI history.
Allison Iraheta's "Cry Baby" from Season 8 definitely comes to mind. It was the first time I actually felt the need to buy a studio recording. LaToya London's "Don't Rain On My Parade" was pretty amazing too
"United We Stand" by Carrie, Bo, and Vonzell from Season 4 still gives me chills. Carrie and Bo stepped back and let Vonzell have her moment in a sort of unrehearsed way. Gina Glocksen's "Smile" from Season 6 was all about the lyrics, and it turned into a more emotional performance than it would have otherwise been.
In the "so bad it's good" category, Sarah Mather's "Get Ready" in Season 4 wins easily, with her 'standing still on stage while giving death stares to the camera' performance.
Oh, and America Don't Care For Jazz.
It's always sad when a contestant's memorable moment comes from their elimination.
ETA: How could I have forgotten Phil Stacey literally going down in a "Blaze of Glory"? Sometimes the song makes the singout.
Edited by pk124, May 3, 2011 @ 2:15 PM.