By my count, former Idol contestants released at least 30 videos in 2013.
That number includes videos from at least five of the show's winners, and from one finalist who was out of the country on a mission trip this year.
But the singer who tops my list of best Idol videos from the past year wasn't a finalist.
In fact, she placed just ninth in Season 5.
Yet Mandisa's video for her hit song "Overcomer" would qualify as one of the most uplifting of 2013 from artists of any genre.
It features the struggles of four people who have overcome obstacles -- Congresswoman Gabby Gifford, Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts, former Olympian Scott Hamilton and Biggest Loser runner-up Hannah Curlee.
For the rest of the top five, and a look at all those other Idol videos from the past year, head here.