American Idol has been around enough seasons for people to see some jinxes over the years. Curses, if you will, for song selection or even a name!
Here are a few for a laugh, for the rest, here's the link to the thread on idolforums: http://idolforums.com/index.php?showtopic=661867
The Sun Went Down on You, Alright: The Curse of "Don't let the Sun Go Down on Me"
-THE most prominent curse on the show. Simply put it this way, anyone who sings it will never win.
-Notable Victims: Bo Bice, David Archuleta, Clay Aiken and anyone else who sang it.
2 Means Death: Curse of the second spot in performing during the Semifinals.
-Performing at number two usually spells elimination for a semifinalist. Not all the time, but common enough to be called a "curse". Eliminations usually follow after one performs second at this stage, with a few exceptions.
-Notable Victims: Too many to count.
Alphabet Soup: The Curse involving the Top 2's initial letter of their first (or in rare cases, second) names
-Just read this chart, it explains everything:
David James-David Roland
-Notable Victims: Those whose names aren't in bold.
Just Smile!: The Curse of the Over-staying Cute Boy (Submitted by dcfreak)
-Cute boys with dazzling smiles. We all know of their existence. Yeah, some like David Archuleta could sing..but how about those who COULDN'T do as well...you got it, they just smile, then they sail through...to seventh place. Admittedly, I am a big fan of a certain Mr. Tim Urban, but compared to most contestants, he does fall under such category...looks do matter, and such could make a cute boy who couldn't sing too well sail over others who are better, yet are not as appealing. Mr. Urban isn't the first one though...
-Notable Cute Boys: Ace Young, Sanjaya, Tim Urban
The Great Prophet: The Curse of Kristy Lee Cook (Submitted by Kanze)
-David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze. Call it coincidence, but don't these winners each have a part of Kristy Lee Cook's name in their names? What a way to set the winner in stone...yet all that's left is "Ty"...does that mean this season's winner is already set? Ta-Tynisa? Scotty?
-Notable Winners: Three in a row, David Cook, Kris Allen and Lee DeWyze.
You Don't Have Anything: The Curse of the dangerous combination of "I Have Nothing" and estrogen. (Submitted by Jordalicious)
-Read above Curse. This guarantees that any female who sings it will never win.
-Notable Victims: Jennifer Hudson, Vonzell Solomon, Lakisha Jones, Katherine McPhee, Trenyce, Leah LaBelle
First Is The Worst: The Curse of performing first on Top 3 Night (Submitted by linzcrunk)
-One of the milder curses, yet still pretty common. Singing first is usually considered the death spot once the Final 3 rolls around. Usually, not always but still often, whomever sings first is doomed. Could sometimes be called "Producers' Set-Up Spot".
-Notable Victims: Nikki McKibbin, Kimberley Locke, Jasmine Trias, Vonzell Solomon, Elliott Yamin, Danny Gokey, Casey James
Beware The Nice Ones: The Curse of Paula Abdul's song choice. (Submitted by jvincennes)
-Read the chart below, showing those whose songs Paula Abdul chose, and count how many of them won. None of them ever did. This curse may have dies out with Paula's departure. :
Season 2: Clay Aiken
Season 3: Jasmin Trias
Season 4: Bo Bice
Season 5: Elliott Yamin
Season 6: Blake Lewis (thanks, Carrie&BlakeFan!)
Season 7: David Archuleta
Season 8: Danny Gokey
-Notable Victims: Those listed above.
Evil Always Comes in 3s: The Curse of Every Third Season. (Submitted by imarunner89)
-Some may think this way, others may not. But notice how everyone claims that every third season (3, 6, 9) is the "worst ever". Funny how it is said that evil always comes in 3s, does such also apply to Idol? Some say it may be because of boring contestants, others say that it really is bad. Still some others claim that those particular season are cursed with style-alikes. Will Season 12 be cursed too?
-Notable Victims: Anyone from Seasons 3, 6 and 9. Possibly Season 12 too.
Charity and Hotness Never Mix: The Curse of the cruel eliminations of heartthrobs/hot guys during Idol Gives Back. (Submitted by mrworldmagic)
-Only two eliminations have ever occurred during Idol Gives Back. Cruel, right? That's not all of it. Isn't it strange how the heartthrobs of the seasons that did so were the ones eliminated. It's as if saying being hot is not "Giving Back". Not only that, but does anyone notice how cruelly these contestants are eliminated by Ryan Seacrest, as seen with him practically toying with Michael Johns' feelings and never giving the opportunity for Tim Urban to sing? Watch out for this, especially if a particular cutie remains around the time of IGB
-Notable Victims: Michael Johns crying.gif , Tim Urban crying.gif
Change Of Fate: The Curse of "A Change is Gonna Come" (Submitted by rhenrhenrhen)
-Yeah, the fate of many usually good contestants changed with this song...changed for the worse that is. Usually more of a counntdown/time-bomb curse...except for Adam Lambert's case. It dooms them to elimination. Could this have cursed Adam on Finale night?
-Notable Victims: Syesha Mercado, Lilly Scott, Gideon McKinney, ADAM LAMBERT
Rule Of Three: The Curse of the Three-Syllable-named Winner (Submitted by siliconesaline)
-Do you notice anything about the winners from Season 5 onwards? Yup, their first and last names combined all have three syllables. Will this continue this year? Will James Durbin, Jacob Lusk or Paul McDonald win because of their names?
-Notable Winners: Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze
Last Man/Woman Standing: The Curse of being the last of your gender in the top 4 (Submitted by siliconesaline)
-Seven out of the last nine seasons included a top 4 with only one contestant of the opposite sex. Every time, that contestant has made it through to the top 3, and although some place 2nd, they have never won. Check this cart out:
S1: Kelly, Justin, Nikki, Tamyra
S2: Ruben, Clay, Kimberly, Josh Gracin
S5: Taylor, Katharine, Elliott, Daughtry
S6: Jordin, Blake, Melinda, Lakisha
S7: David C., David A., Syesha, Jason
S8: Kris, Adam, Danny, Allison
S9: Lee, Crystal, Casey, Big Mike
-Notable Victims: The bolded ones.
Break A Leg/Foot: The Curse of being the runner up on tour (Submitted by siliconesaline)
- Strange how ruuner-ups are most prone to tour injuries. During the S3 tour Diana DeGarmo was injured after falling down some stairs on stage. During the S4 tour, Bo Bice broke his foot. During the Season 5 tour, Katharine McPhee fractured her foot. Coincidence? Will the curse resurface?
-Notable Victims: Diana DeGarmo, Bo Bice, Katharine McPhee
Can't Touch This: The Curse of the Idol Winner original song (Submitted by rhenrhenrhen)
-Idol Winner original songs can't be touched, period. One could expect to be compared and bashed relentlessly to the original.This could mean losing his/her chance in the finale.
- Notable Victims: Julie Zorilla, Katie Stevens, Danny Gokey, LaKisha Jones, Syesha Mercado,Matt Giraud
I Don't Wanna Die: The Curse of "Bohemian Rhapsody" (Submitted by smileyriley14)
-Constantine's departure should have been a warning sign that it may have been because of this song, and he's only the first casualty. A time-bomb curse, whoever sings this cursed song in the competition won't win, no matter how popular or good he or she is. Could this have been another reason for Adam Lambert's loss, aside from the Jewish question or "A Change is Gonna Come, or many other curses? Adam Lambert sure is the most cursed of them all.
-Notable Victims: Constantine Maroulis, Kellie Pickler, Michael Johns, Brett Loewenstern