I believe I saw the British version before the U.S., and did not see Clarkson.
Therefore I did not see Her.
My list is predicated on a bias., I believe Archuletta is FAR superior than ANYONE who has ever appeared on "pop idol", X factor, or American Idol, (the latter being the show preceded by the others).
Archuletta with one "T" or perhaps 2 is an incredible discovery as per "pop music".
In my opinion he is "Gold" for ALL aspects of the music business and can not fail.
Therefore based on that biased opinion , my list is:
2Elliot Yamin,( the absolute best of that season).