Welcome to Camp Should-A-Been!

Camp Should-A-Been

What would the American Idol season outcomes have been if we viewers had voted solely on performance? A lot different than they actually turned out, that's for sure. Here at's legendary Camp Should-A-Been, we turn this hypothetical fantasy into...uh, real fantasy, disguised as reality. Plus we throw in a few laughs along the way.

We replayed the first seven seasons of AI starting in June of 2008, one episode per night. From 2009 on, Camp has opened every year on the first day of summer to replay the just-concluded season. Fanbases, shmanbases — every elimination here at CSAB was based solely on the cold, objective, and fanbase-resistant Web Approval Ratings we compile at Sing well and you advance, stumble even once and you run the risk of a long, lonely ride home on the dreaded Bus Of Shame.

A compete introduction to Camp Should-A-Been and the rules of the competition can be found in our editorial library. Read it before you check out the results, or else the goings-on might not make much sense.


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