5 Most Expensive ‘American Idol’ Contestants to Appear on Cameo


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Throughout its 20-year run, “American Idol” has produced several notable individuals, from superstar Kelly Clarkson to EGOT-winner Jennifer Hudson. Numerous show finalists have created profiles on Cameo, a service where fans can purchase video greetings from their favorite celebrities.

Continue reading to see which “American Idol” competitors are the priciest on the internet.

1. Lauren Spencer-Smith (Season 18)

Lauren Spencer-Smith, one of the first Canadians to appear on “American Idol,” may not have advanced past the top 20 in the competition, but she tops our list. Spencer-Smith charges $200 for a customized video and $140 for a corporate video. Spencer-Smith auditioned with P! nk’s “What About Us” and Lady Gaga’s “Always Remember Us This Way” on the show, demonstrating her ability to perform both contemporary and classic music.
Spencer-Smith has achieved success since the competition when her song “Fingers Crossed” went viral on TikTok and now has over 260 million streams on Spotify. The song even reached number 19 on the U.S. charts.

2. Haley Reinhart (Season 10)

Haley Reinhart, the third-place finisher of Season 10, charges $150 for a personalized video and has an average video length of about two minutes.
Despite losing the title to Scotty McCreery, the singer has achieved great success, releasing multiple studio albums in the decade since the show. She has also dabbled in acting, lending her voice to the main cast of “F Is for Family” on Netflix and making her film debut in “We Can Be Heroes” on Netflix.

3. Katharine McPhee (Season 5)

KatharineΒ McPhee, the runner-up of Season 5, charges fans $120 for a solo personalized video on Cameo. However, she has also partnered with superstar and her multi-Grammy Award-winning husband David Foster, and the two charge $500 as a pair; however, Heavy is only including McPhee’s solo price in this list.
McPhee and Foster first met during McPhee’s “Idol” season, on the April 26 results show, when Foster and Andrea Bocelli performed. McPhee and her husband are currently working on a new Christmas EP that will be released on November 25.

4. TIE: Several Artists

The fourth most expensive “Idol” contestant on Cameo is shared by seven musicians. Season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini, season 2’s third-place finisher Kimberley Locke, season 16’s Ron Bultongez, two-time competitor Layla Spring from seasons 16 and 18, season 2’s Frenchie Davis (who also made the list of most expensive “The Voice” contestants on Cameo), season 18’s Natalie Jane, and season 12’s Vincent Powell each charge $100 for a brief, personalized video.

5. TIE: Pia Toscano (Season 10) & Blake Lewis (Season 6)

Pia Toscano of Season 10 and Blake Lewis, the runner-up of Season 6, share the fifth spot on this list. Each celebrity’s bespoke Cameo film costs $75. Toscano made it to the top nine of her season of “American Idol,” and she has since released a full-length album and starred in a new movie-musical, “1660 Vine,” about influencers living together in a house. Lewis has now released many albums and toured extensively.