Some of the most unique and creative singers to perform on American Idol are releasing CDs within the next month. Kris Allen, last season's winner, releases his self-titled debut November 17. I'm excited to see that his album includes his cover of Kanye West's "Heartbreaker" as a bonus track! Adam Lambert, the season 8 runner-up, releases his CD, For Your Entertainment, on November 23. And last but not least, Allison Iraheta's Just Like You comes out December 1. For their originality in song arrangement and just being crazy-talented, Allen, Lambert, and Iraheta were my favorite three contestants from season 8. They took risks with their song choices and made the songs their own.
Jason Castro, from season 7, releases his debut on January 26, 2010. Many fans remember his versions of songs like "Hallelujah," "What a Day for a Daydream," and Mariah Carey's "I Don't Wanna Cry" (one of my favorite Idol performances ever).
Other CDs by former American Idol contestants that have already been released:
Heartbreak on Vinyl by Blake Lewis
Christmas from the Heart by David Archuleta
Play On from Carrie Underwood