James Wolpert (Season 5)
Another familiar face and one of my personal favorite contestants of all time, James Wolpert was a refreshingly unique artist from season 5 who made it all the way to the top 5 only to be sent home right before the finals. James was unsuspecting because, as many pointed out, he looked more like an Apple Store employee (his previous job, actually) than a vocalist or a musician. But he surprised everyone when he sang Jack White’s “Love Interruption” in his blind audition. James’ fans affectionately refer to themselves as members of the #WolpPack (too funny, right?) It’s too early to tell what James will do next, but I have no doubts that he’ll be successful. You can follow him on Twitter here.