'American Idol': 16 of the Best Losers Ranked

Over 15 seasons, many of show's might-have-beens went on to even more successful solo careers than the winners

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14. Haley Reinhart, Season 10

How Far Did She Go: Third place

Most Memorable Performance: Her a cappella intro to "The House of the Rising Sun" on the top 5 night.

Biggest Hit: She was the first Idol alum to perform at Lollapalooza in support of her first album, "Listen Up!" It debuted at Number 17 on the Billboard 200, with 20,000 copies sold.

Career: One of Idol's "rocker chic" unique voices that went far, just not far enough. She wowed covering artists as diverse as Lady Gaga and Led Zeppelin during her time on the show. Her debut album, Listen Up!, garnered critical acclaim in 2012, but her follow-up has been held until 2016. Since 2015, Reinhart  has been a touring member of Postmodern Jukebox, an Internet sensation that covers pop songs in various styles. Reinhart’s cover of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" for the group landed in an Extra Gum commercial. Interscope dropped Reinhart in 2012 under new management and is currently working on a new LP and a summer 2016 tour.

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