7. James "Go Deep" Lewis

"Go Down Moses" - Season 7

Before his audition, Philadelphia's James Lewis compared his voice to a mixture of Paul Robeson and Eddie Vedder. Turns out that if you mix those together, you get this hilariously bad audition from season 7. Lewis seemed quite normal initially, his speaking voice in no way foreshadowing what was to come. But when Lewis launched into the spiritual "Go Down Moses," he had Paula and Randy trying to conceal their laughter in seconds -- while Simon stared on in utter bemusement. After Lewis finished his verse, what followed was possibly one of the greatest awkward silences in the history of "Idol."

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