Who *should* have won 'American Idol'?
43 Comments

  • Nicole - 10 months ago

    Never have I ever been so mad. I mean how on earth did just Sam win Dillon James and Authur Gunn. I mean she sang in one tone the WHOLE time. She did not deserve to won. She thinks that she is the only one that struggle in life

  • Teresa - 10 months ago

    I really liked Just Sam. She definitely should have been named as the new American Idol. While her story is, of course,compelling, I disagree with those who say that's why she won. Her voice is the reason she won. I believe she'll go far! Heartfelt congrats to Sam! That being said, the other finalists were awesome as well, and I think any one of them could have been named as the winner. Their stories are compelling, too, and they are all just so very talented. We'll be hearing from all of them. So many of the contestants earlier in the season were fantastic, too.... hard to see some of them go. So much talent!

  • MA - 10 months ago

    I love the voice on Arthur Gunn. I really think he should have won.it was rigged.

  • Besty Sue - 10 months ago

    I WILL NOT WATCH AMERICAN IDOL AGAIN! JUST SAM OR WHAT EVER HER NAME IS SHOULD OF NO WAY WON!!!! ARTHUR GUNN WAS TALENTED AND MUCH BETTER SINGER AS WAS DILLON JAMES, I BELIEVE THE VOTE WAS RIGGED AND A POOR PITTY PARTY ON HER PART. JUST LIKE LAST YEAR AMERICAN IDOL WINNER LAINE HARDY. ANOTHER BU**SH** VOTE. AMERICAN IDOL SUCKS

  • Donna - 10 months ago

    Top two should of been Dillion James & Johnny West!
    Just Sam won by sympathy votes!!!
    And every one knows it!!!
    It was rigged from the beginning!!! Dillion & Johnny will have great careers! Heck with AI

  • froggy - 10 months ago

    Sam can sing but not good enough to be the top winner;;really a messed up show voting on pity votes. I will no longer watch american idol;; it is not fair to all the voter who wanted to vote but could not. Very upset how one person was singled out just for pity votes so they could win.

  • froggy - 10 months ago

    Sam can sing but not good enough to be the top winner;;really a messed up show voting on pity votes. I will no longer watch american idol;; it is not fair to all the voter who wanted to vote but could not. Very upset how one person was singled out just for pity votes so they could win.

  • Paulette - 10 months ago

    All 5 are very talented but Johnny West is a cut above, as a vocalist, musician and songwriter. I hope he ends up with a very successful musical career. He is simply terrific!

  • Jimmie Salaiz - 10 months ago

    BS people. Had to be rigged. I like Sam but she did NOT sound all that good last night or her last couple performance. Gunn was on point every single performance. Sam should of been 4th. Dillion also is just hands down better than Sam. It was definitely the storyline. Was happy for grandma but Sam did not deserve to win.

  • Mae Smith - 10 months ago

    Hello folks! We all have personal opinions on who should have won or the opposite. I did not agree of the winnings in the pass, but I still
    remained watching American Idol. Yes! I was touched by Just Sam's life journey. I feel she lived her story, she told her story and she so expressed her life experience through her music. I feel the voters got it right when Just Sam was crowned the winner. All top 5 singers were great and the runner up was even better. I believe they all will have successful careers. Just Sam proved that anything is possible if you work hard and not give up...regardless what you have to work with. I wish her God's Speed in whatever path she travels from yesterday on....The Love she shares with her Grandmother was Heartfelt.

  • Janet Sked - 10 months ago

    I really did not connect with the virtual American Idol and thought the finalist, with the exception of Joanna, were mediocre at best. After watching every season, I may not be back.

  • Linda - 10 months ago

    Why was the west coast excluded from voting?
    For being my favorite show, don’t think I will watch again. Turned it off when I found out who the top two sympathy stories were. Not the most talented.

  • Brian Way - 10 months ago

    100% sympathy vote to get the victory...nice feel good story Just Sam but come on people vote for the best vocals..she might have been 3rd or 4the best

  • Donna - 10 months ago

    Just Sam deserved to win and how many others sang in Spanish?

  • Suzan Rothstein - 10 months ago

    Just Sam consistently had the best vocals and she’s idol material. Arthur is great but sang the same song 3 times. Jonny is wonderful but his vocals are not as good as Sam’s. Right choice. The top people are all winners.

  • Roland S Harris - 10 months ago

    I feel American got it right! She represented her life struggles and her talent & inspiration shined bright. Congratulations to her and her new life ,Humble accomplishments.

  • C. J. herbert - 10 months ago

    Emotional win—- Johnny West., most talented by far ! Only time will tell !

  • Jacqueline Romero - 10 months ago

    There is no true American Idol this year. ???? Not everyone got a chance to vote.

  • Manton - 10 months ago

    I listened with no favoritism & Just Sam dang the best on both songs. She picked great songs for her. Nonsense to anyone who says it was her story’ that won for her. Loved Arthur & Francisco too all along.

  • Kay - 10 months ago

    Fixed!!!!!

  • Kay - 10 months ago

    All I want to say is, Are you kidding me! Johnny West should have won and Arthur Gun should have been runner up...I don’t thing Just Sam was number 1.....There were lots better singers and I think the judges have a saying in all this...They pick the one that gives the saddest story, not the one with the best voice

  • Michael Payne - 10 months ago

    I take nothing away from Just Sam. I was pulling for her. As far as someone you would go and see who will be a name you hear. Johnny West will be that gut. Sam won because of her storie. There was 3 others who had better range and tone and able to go in diffrent directions. All in all congratulations Just Sam on your win.

  • Michelle - 10 months ago

    Just Sam is versatile and this will give her the extra boost to really make it. Dillon, Arthur, and Jonny have the support network to reach their dreams. I’m thrilled she won.

  • Bon Bon - 10 months ago

    Just Sam has many layers. She can mix it up whereas I feel the others were just what they were and I think eventually they would just be a one song wonder. Just Sam has that quality that she will be able to do R&B, Pop. Don't see asked of the other finalists being able to go out of their comfort zone

  • Jacqueline Romero - 10 months ago

    I will not watch American Idol again. I feel that this vote is not a fair vote. The West Coast should have been informed on last weeks show on how to vote.

  • Christine C - 10 months ago

    The voice on Just Sam just flows. She doesn't have to push it. She can just get up and sing. Kelly Clarkson could do that, too. Voters got it right.

  • Lori Mattix - 10 months ago

    I don’t get it.

  • Joan J - 10 months ago

    Just Sam really showed up toward the end. I was rooting for Dillon James. I’m a retired professional photographer and the photo of Dillon during the final voting was almost unrecognizable as him.

  • Sharon Critikidis - 10 months ago

    Listen i rooted for Just Sam and Arther Gunn the whole time. I know in my heart all 5 will do great things !!!

  • Alexis - 10 months ago

    Congratulations to just Sam. She was the only one who could sing For real. Thank God idol for once got it right

  • concierge - 10 months ago

    I think many people voted based in their emotional reaction to Sam's story, rather than on purely who is most talented. Sam is good, but Sophia James, Arthur,James, & several others were more talented than Sam. Lionel's comments, & her story helped her win. I don't think she should've won, as others were more talented.

  • Siane - 10 months ago

    America got it wrong .Arthur Gunn should of won And Francisco should of placed second.

  • Angie - 10 months ago

    Just Sam, she’s humble she has a amazing voice, she feels the song when she sings, her smile when she sings isn’t fake, she doesn’t have to try hard she is a natural. Great Job Sam Congratulations #1 American Idol

  • Gabrielle - 10 months ago

    All of these kids are super talented.I know they will go on to great things. But there was just something extra special about Sam.So glad she won but also hated to see any of the others go. It's always bitter sweet.

  • Pam - 10 months ago

    Just Sam has a beautiful voice, a beautiful spirit and a beautiful soul. Here's hoping she will be the next Alicia Keys. This is from a white gal in the Rocky Mountains and thank you Jesus!

  • Dana Storm Dame - 10 months ago

    I cheated. I’m on the West Coast and had to google to see who won beforehand. They were ALL so very good! Stories all hit home for me. I picked Jonny West towards the end to win it all May they all go on and have successful careers

  • Dana Storm Dame - 10 months ago

    I cheated. I’m on the West Coast and had to google to see who won beforehand. They were ALL so very good! Stories all hit home for me. I picked Jonny West towards the end to win it all May they all go on and have successful careers

  • Shari L Shaw - 10 months ago

    Arthur gun had the most votes....its a fact. nothing against Sam but Arthur was the clear winner.

  • Danny Smith - 10 months ago

    I will never watch this program ever again. Totally rigged.

  • Denise Bolling - 10 months ago

    YES! WE'RE SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GLAD THAT JUST SAM WON! YOU SANG AND PERFORMED LIKE A PRO AND YOU'RE SO REAL AND DOWN TO EARTH! YOU GO GIRL!????????????❤❤❤????????????????????????????????????????????❗

  • Kitty Kono - 10 months ago

    I was rooting for Just Sam the whole time. I loved her. Loved her humility and loved her voice.

  • James Jagiello - 10 months ago

    Girl beats out all the guys! wTG!

  • Kristen williams - 10 months ago

    Dillion had the whole package. Great look voice and a story of strength to encourage many struggling with substance use and recovery. Truly talented!!

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