Season 1- Kelly Clarkson- Yes, loved her and loved that she won. Have 2 of her cds.
Season 2- Rubun Studdard- Well, I didnt mind Clay Aikens voice but I was rooting for R at the time. I just liked his souful R&B voice but only heard one song from him where as I heard some Clay stuff because my friend was rooting for him and it wasnt too bad. Ill just say its a wash really.
Season 3- Fantasia Barrino- Good God, no. I hated her voice. It was like Macy Gray but worse. I didnt understand her winning whatsoever. I was totally rooting for Latoya, Dianna, anyone but her. When she came back last year to sing some stupid song it was horrible and the look on Simons face said it all.
Season 4- Carrie Underwood- Yes. I loved her voice and even though Im not a big country fan I thought she did a great job of singing good at country, pop, rock, whatever she needed to. I dont have any of her cds but I do have some songs downloaded (who doesnt love "Before He Cheats"?).
Season 5- Taylor Hicks- No. I was rooting for Chris Daughtry the most and loved him incredibly. Also have his cd. Once he was kicked off, I started rooting for Katherine McPhee (have one of her songs DLed) even though some of my friends were rooting for Taylor, so it made for an interesting finale when we saw it together. I just didnt get the appeal to him and thought Katherine had a great voice and Chris was much more entertaining.
Season 6- Jordan Sparks- Yes, I liked her and her voice and the fact that shes from my hometown didnt hurt either lol. There were a few others I liked that were in the top 5 as well but I was just rooting for her the most. Have a few songs of hers DLed too.
Season 7- David Cook- Yes and no. I went back and fourth between him and Archie. I was a big Daughtry fan, like I said, so I sort of felt like "eh the rocker guy already got far, lets get someone on here who is a male with a good (pop) voice") (Rubun's the only one that comes close but he was R&B, I was looking for someone a little more pop/soft rock). It doesnt mean that when Cook was announced the winner I was wanting to throw my tv out of the window because I kept going back and fourth with who I liked more, I just cant say "yes I was always rooting for him" because itd be a lie. Now, I have no idea where Archie is even at right now hes probably doing Disney stuff or something lol where as I DLed some D.C. stuff and will probably go buy his album (just havent yet).
Ok, phew. Lol. So let me know about you!