Readers' Poll: The 10 Best 'American Idol' Performances

See which performance beat Carrie Underwood's "Alone" and Adam Lambert's "Mad World"

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9. James Durbin, "You Got Another Thing Comin'"

Durbin made it to the Top Four on Season 10 but had already established himself as the resident metalhead. Over the course of the show, Durbin covered hard rock classics but none as soaringly as his take on Judas Priest's "You Got Another Thing Comin.'" Steven Tyler admired how over-the-top he was, and he called the performance "fucking crazy good."

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