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Posted Thu, January 27, 2011 5:00pm EST

The 10 Most Memorable 'American Idol' Auditions Of All Time!

As American Idol goes full throttle into the audition process, we thought it would be fun to look back at our favorite — good AND bad — auditions throughout the last 10 seasons!

Before the exciting live performances, come the entertaining and at times, painful, American Idol auditions. Memphis, Dallas, Milwaukee, Seattle, Los Angeles and more — we’ve sat through hundreds of contestants throughout the last 10 seasons who each think he/she is THE next American Idol. In no particular order, we’ve pulled some of our favorites — including the good, the bad and the ugly — from seasons one through nine. As you look back at American Idol history, who were YOUR favorite auditions?

William Hung, “She Bangs”

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Michael Sandecki, Best Impersonator Award

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Larry Platt, “Pants on the Ground”

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Chris Daughtry, “The Letter

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Kelly Clarkson, “Express Yourself”

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Taylor Hicks, “A Change Is Gonna Come”

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Kenneth Briggs, “Tearing Up My Heart”

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Keith Beukelaer, “Like a Virgin”

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Paris Bennett, “Cowboy Take Me Away”

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Martik Manoukian, Panther/Excentric

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–Kirstin Benson