American Idol 2015: Top 7 Song Choices Assessed

American Idol 2015’s song choices have again been spoiled, so we know which two “classic” songs each of the Top 7 will be performing. So let’s break down the song choices and see who we think is going to have the best night based on song picks.

American Idol Top 7 contestants on Season 14

American Idol 2015 Top 7 Song Choices

Clark Beckham – “Moon River”; Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition.” I think these are great song choices for Clark. I like that one is subdued and the other is upbeat. And I think Clark can handle a classic song like Moon River the way it’s supposed to be.

Jax – Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”; Janis Joplin’s “Piece of My Heart.” Well, first of all, thinking of “Beat It” as a classic makes me feel really old and nauseated. But I think it will be an interesting performance. I’m really curious to see what she does with it. I also like the Janis song for her, but I hope she stays true to that one because I know she will change up “Beat It.”

Joey Cook – Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody to Love”; “My Funny Valentine.” I can really hear her doing “My Funny Valentine.” I can hear it now. It’ll be just like every other performance. As for the other song, I can’t imagine her doing this song. It’s really not something that would be in her comfort zone. So that probably means she’ll change that into something that also resembles every other performance of hers this season.

Nick Fradiani – Billy Joel’s “Only the Good Die Young”; Tom Petty’s “American Girl.” I LOVE the Tom Petty song choice for him. I think that’s going to be a great hit for him. As for the Billy Joel song, eh…. Most upbeat Billy Joel songs are cheesy when performed by anyone other than Billy Joel.

Quentin Alexander – Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way”; Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence.” Zzzzzzz. I’m just so bored by Quentin. And these songs performed by Quentin might just put me to sleep. But I’m sure he will look the part.

Rayvon Owen – Willie Nelson’s “Always on My Mind”; The Doobie Brothers’ “Long Train Runnin’.” Speaking of Zzzzzzz, it’s almost like Rayvon expects to go home this week and picked two songs that would definitely put him in the bottom two next week even if he were to survive. These are not good song choices for him. They make no sense for him.

Tyanna Jones – Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Proud Mary”; Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers’ “Why Do Fools Fall In Love.” I’m guessing her “Proud Mary” will be more in the style of Tina Turner. And that makes me happy. And her other song choice is good for someone young like her. She should be able to make it young and fun.

What do you think of the song choices this week?

Oh, and before we go, I wonder who they’re going to do two songs each and still have the red light/green light chair suspense? They can’t follow the same format they’ve been doing with two songs each. Will they just have everyone perform and then reveal the bottom 2 and let Twitter save who they want? We shall see.





  1. I shared this comment elsewhere, but thought it worthy to also share it here: American Idol changed its format this season which has not done a lot for the show. But even worst is when the judges wasted their one save on Qaasim Middleton, whose arrogant and egotistical attitude was that American Idol and all its viewers owed him—that he did not need to work for it as others through their ability to sing. Not to mention the fact that he has no singing talent. Interesting this year is rather than who will win, it seems most of the talk has been who will be the top three. Quentin Alexander does dress out of the ordinary, but with him we hear and see the real person. That combined with his ability to sing is huge. Joey Cook is exceptionally special and unique. Who can deny that through her music and charisma she makes everyone feel good? Clark Beckman, let us hope he is listening to all the advice that the judges are giving him and will put all that advice to good use. If so he should not be surprised if he wins this season’s American Idol. Just wish this season was not as boring as he seems to be…which this year is better compared to a game show. (4-13-2015)

  2. The song choices this week make me think that Idol = idle. It might be the perfect time to listen while I clean out the fridge rather than sit and watch the show. I’m not sure if the list of cleared songs is that crappy or if the contestants simply have exceedingly poor judgement. I’m not optimistic.

  3. Note: they can go “completely” through the first round of song choices, then do the green chair sequence in the second round of song choices.

  4. I hope Clark tries to look and act a bit more sexy cuz he is fairly good looking. Too square because of his Christian Background? If he doesn’t Nick Fradiani is going to get the votes.

  5. I suspect it will be a painful thing to watch Jax again. The newness wore off weeks ago & both she & Joey’s twisting of vowels & words like some strange mix of accents is making it cold & impossible to connect to their delivery of 95% of the performances for me.
    The only performances I look forward to watching are Tyanna, Rayvon & Clark. Clark is hit & miss, Rayvon is just not getting songs suited to his voice & Tyanna is truly the one I can’t wait to watch. That voice really is from God himself like J-Lo said. Best voice in the competition.

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