The public has spoken, and the media has listened! This week five songs in the top 20 videos are by the winners or runners up of “American Idol”, the biggest TV show in America, and “Pop Idol”, its counterpart in the U.K.

Finally, real artists who can really sing without the help of effects and digital enhancement, who rely on good well-crafted commercial songs!

Among all these singers, one really stands out, singer/songwriter Chris Daughtry, a finalist on “American Idol” 2006. He’s got the potential of being the biggest artist of this decade. He’s the “Real Deal” as so many critics have called him. He not only make great rock records that reek with integrity, but also uses his music to make powerful statments. Here’s his latest #1, and his thought provoking “What About Now?

Now here’s Jordin Sparks, 2007 “American Idol”, winner and “One Step At A Time”, with over 5,000,000 views!

Next we have 2008 runner-up David Archuleta, with over 2,000,000 views on his video “Crush”. His excellent choice of material and original delivery assures him a long successful career. 

Here’s Leona Lewis, winner of UKs’ “Pop Idol” in 2007, who has a second #1 hit the UNEDITED, UNCENSORED video of “Better In Time”

Jennifer Hudson, Academy Award Winner for “Dreamgirls”and 3rd season “American Idol” finalist,  has one of the best new singles out, “Spotlight”

Copyright 2008 by Artie Wayne