8 Romantic American Idol Performances

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8 Romantic American Idol Performances
In honor of American Idol Season 8, we count down the 8 most romantic AI performances ever.

 

 4. "Superstar" Ruben Studdard

His red 205 jersey may not be a great first-date outfit and you can't see his front teeth at the end of the song, but when Ruben Studdard croons "don't you remember you told me you loved me baby," we want to say "yes, and we still do."

 

3. "My Funny Valentine," Melinda Doolittle

Although she has little visible neck, Melinda Doolittle's vocal cords are perfect: her creamy, unexpectedly jazzy take on this classic love song make us wish we were laughable and unphotographable so she would sing this song to us.

2. "This Ain't A Love Song," LaKisha Jones

LaKisha Jones' version of "This Ain't A Love Song" made Simon kiss her. No joke: he smooches her on the lips, and we'd like to do that too. Jones' personality shines through this breakup song so much that we wonder why anyone would end a relationship with this woman. This is a love song.

1. "A Moment Like This," Kelly Clarkson

Could this be the greatest love of all? The romance here is of three types: real life relationship drama, first-time American Idol dreams coming true and now, AI nostalgia.

Justin Guiarini and Kelly Clarkson were rumored to be dating during the first season of Idol, and although you can't see it in this video they're holding hands while they wait for the announcement of the winner. When the pair hears Kelly's name Justin looks overjoyed. They share a tender, excited hug, Kelly calls Justin a "sexy man, sexy man" and Justin says "no one deserves it more than this woman right here."

Then there's the romance that is Kelly Clarkson's overwhelming emotion as she sings "A Moment Like This." One of American Idol's strongest vocalists ever sings the hell out of this double entendre: "I can't believe it's happening to me, some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this."