American Idol Season 10 highlights

by SheKnows
May 25, 2011 at 12:22 a.m. ET
Season 4 contestant Constantine Maroulis returned to sing "Unchained Melody" on American Idol Season 10.

1 /18: Crystal Bowersox

1/18 :Crystal Bowersox

Season 9 runner-up Crystal Bowersox returned to American Idol on April 28, 2011 to perform "Ridin' on the Radio."

2 /18: Fantasia Barrino

2/18 :Fantasia Barrino

Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino was just one of many Idol alums to return to the stage as a guest performer in Season 10.

3 /18: Jordin Sparks

3/18 :Jordin Sparks

Season 6 winner Jordin Sparks performs her new single “I Am Woman” during the results show of American Idol on May 12, 2011.

4 /18: Kelly Clarkson & Jason Aldean

4/18 :Kelly Clarkson & Jason Aldean

Kelly Clarkson returned to American Idol and performed her No. 1 hit “Don’t You Want to Stay” with country superstar Jason Aldean.

5 /18: Iggy Pop

5/18 :Iggy Pop

The legendary Iggy Pop livened up American Idol Season 10 as a guest performer.

6 /18: Jamie Foxx and

6/18 :Jamie Foxx and

Jamie Foxx and hit the American Idol stage to perform "Hot Wings" -- their single from the movie Rio.

7 /18: Stevie Wonder

7/18 :Stevie Wonder

Legend Stevie Wonder hit the stage, singing "Happy Birthday" to Steven Tyler.

8 /18: Rihanna

8/18 :Rihanna

Rihanna brought her "California King Bed" to American Idol Season 10.

9 /18: Katy Perry

9/18 :Katy Perry

Katy Perry was a guest performer on American Idol, singing her hit single “E.T.” with Kanye West.

10 /18: Black Eyed Peas

10/18 :Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas were just one of the many guest performances on American Idol in Season 10.

11 /18: Bruno Mars

11/18 :Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars sang "Lazy Song" live on American Idol in one of the best guest performances of the year.

12 /18: Lady Antebellum

12/18 :Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum returned to American Idol to perform their new single, "Just a Kiss."

13 /18: Hulk Hogan

13/18 :Hulk Hogan

One of the highlights of Season 10 was a visit from Hulk Hogan to one of his biggest fans -- James Durbin.

14 /18: Jennifer Lopez

14/18 :Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez wasn't just a judge in Season 10 of American Idol, she also performed on stage and debuted her music video.

15 /18: James Durbin

15/18 :James Durbin

James Durbin brought metal to American Idol and a whole lot more. Durbin's performances won't soon be forgotten.

16 /18: Jacob Lusk

16/18 :Jacob Lusk

The colorful gospel singer Jacob Lusk didn't make it the finale, but he made a name for himself in Season 10.

17 /18: Casey Abrams Saved

17/18 :Casey Abrams Saved

When Casey Abrams was eliminated by the American vote, the judges decided to use their only save of the season to keep him around.

18 /18: Pia Toscano's Shocking Elimination

18/18 :Pia Toscano's Shocking Elimination

One of the highlights of Season 10 of American Idol wasn't a happy one as seemingly-favorite Pia Toscano was eliminated in ninth place.