"American Idol" has not always given us superstars, but it always delivers talent. Here are 10 great talents who deserved more fame.
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10. Paris Bennett, season 5
Paris was a solid and very young contestant on "Idol," but I'll never forget the power of her audition. She began with a quaint, lovely version of the Dixie Chicks' "Cowboy Take Me Away" before zooming into an ear-popping masterpiece with her take on Billie Holiday's "Take Five." Simon, Paula, and Randy were stunned, and with good reason: Her range was unusual and exhilarating even for an "American Idol" contestant.