American Idol, love it or hate it, has really been a great vehicle for some amazing talent to be shoved into the spotlight of the American consciousness. Adam Lambert is not one of my personal favorites but I do admire his showmanship. Do you remember when Kelly Clarkson set the Idol-nation on its ear with You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman? Many of the most gripping and memorable Idol performances have not come from the contest winners, we have 11 star making moments from American Idol for you to see.

 What were your favorite performances on Idol? I liked all of the Kellie Pickler and Carrie Underwood performances and I am really digging Scotty Mcreery too.