9 Singers Who Should've Won Their Seasons of 'American Idol' (PHOTOS)

Zoe Jewell

There have been some amazing American Idol winners over the years, from Kelly Clarkson to Carrie Underwood. But, like all great reality competition shows, there have been some contestants who were sent home way too soon.

The latest, some would argue, is Season 17 runner-up and fan favorite Alejandro Aranda, who lost out in the May 19 finale to country heartthrob and returning contestant Laine Hardy. Though Laine's fans will say he won fair and square, many on social media were in an outrage over Alejandro being slighted.

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Of course, he's not the first to incite this type of reaction — this is a staple of the franchise. Click through the gallery above for eight more contestants who didn’t win their season but probably should’ve based on their talent alone. And let us know if you agree with our picks in the comments below!