This week, the American Idol 2012 theme is “Songs From the Year You Were Born.” And by you, I mean the Top 12. And even though each contestant will have a HUGE list of songs to choose from, I’m still going to take the task on.
But instead of just honing in on one song from a particular year for every contestant, I think it’ll make more sense to go with an artist or group that had hits from that particular year and maybe suggest a couple possibilities. Once we get back to a theme that isn’t as broad, we’ll get back to just one main song suggestion.
So here’s what I think the American Idol Top 12 should consider for this week:
Colton Dixon (1991): OK, I’m immediately going to steer away from what I just said and just go with “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaac for Colton. I don’t know why, but when I saw that it just kind of clicked for with me for him. Is he old enough to do such a sexy song? Eh.
Deandre Brackensick (1994) “The Sign” by Ace of Base. I’m totally kidding. I’m feeling some Prince for Deandre. Prince had the Diamonds and Pearls album out around that time. I think in particular, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” would be good for his range. And not to mention for the female voters.
Hollie Cavanagh (1993). Hm. This is a tough one. Mariah Carey maybe? Celine Dion? “Dreamlover” by Mariah. Sure.
Erika Van Pelt (1985) Pat Benatar. “We Belong” or “Love is a Battlefield” would both be great. She just really needs to sing Pat Benatar. If not this week, then sometime!
Joshua Ledet (1992) Is Boyz II Men too obvious? Yeah, it probably is. But I still think it would be a good idea. He could slow things down (and not shout as much) with something like “End of the Road.” Even though that song could be a bad omen.
Elise Testone (1983) When I saw Elise’s birth year I immediately thought of Stevie Nicks. She’s got a rasp that could really mesh with Stevie. And since Stevie’s solo album “Wild Heart” was released in 1983, there’s a whole song list there. I’m thinking “Stand Back” in particular maybe?
Jessica Sanchez (1995) Jessica has a lot to live up to after her popular performance last week. She’s got to both mix things up and still sing as well, if not better. She might want to consider Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy.” Or take the typical American Idol route with The Pretenders “I’ll Stand By You.” Nah. That didn’t work well for Pia Toscano.
Phillip Phillips (1990) I think he needs to go for a hair band. They were nearing extinction at this time, but there were still some good songs. He could put his own spin on something by Skid Row or Motley Crue. “I Remember You” perhaps. Just no Aerosmith. From anyone
Skylar Laine (1994) I would say Melissa Etheridge had Lauren Alaina not done that just last season. And even though I think she could sing Reba every week, I think I’ll go with Faith Hill. Faith had a couple good songs out that year, and I think “Wild One” would be right up Skylar’s alley.
Heejun Han (1989) I think Heejun needs to shock us. Do some Madonna. “Like A Prayer” even. He could just do his own version of it and could have a moment. Or not.
Jermaine Jones (1986) I have no idea. I can’t figure out what kind of music he should be singing. Billy Ocean? Sure, why not.
Shannon Magrane (1995) Sheryl Crow? Sophie B. Hawkins? I’m kind of bored with Shannon. I promise I’ll be better at this by the Top 9. There are just too many singers who are all over the place at this point.
What are your song suggestions?
you are a great country sinnger!
Hi, suggest Jesica should have tried ‘Step by Step’ The Whiteney Houseton’s version of 1996. She should give it atry in any o the future stages. How ablut ‘I Believe in the Beat’ by Carol lynn Towne of 1984 the featured in the film ‘Brakin2’ in the beginning and the end.
Leave aside Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey. No more of these divas. There are so many artists, so many songs to choose from. Be original guys! Look Adam Lambert, this guy was original in all his songs. “Mad World,” fabulou song!! You guys have good voices, do something amazing. In every season of AI is always the same songs. Please pick new songs. Thank you.
Through the Rain by Mariah Carey i suggest for Jessica to sing.
I can’t even begin to guess what these performers should sing except to say that Jessica really needs to sing an upbeat song. I would hate to see here fall into the Pia Syndrome…….not that I think its a bad thing but for some reason America thinks that “only ballads” don’t count. Don’t tell that to Celine, Adele, Barbara S. or even Billie Holiday!!!!!
glad you put in lady day!! i really don’t care what they sing at this point in the competition. three of the girls are going to stand out no matter what. as far as the guys, well, there’s no one really that outstanding. and isn ‘t our guy supposed to be on this week??
Hello Namesake……This week is Daughtry. I do like him but he is no Adam to me!!!!!
hello namesake back..as we both know, as our intelligence shows, there is only one ADAM
For sure..It only took 8 seasons to find him!!!!
I agree Phyllis, except for the only Ballads part. That was a weak argument for Pia leaving so early. I attribute it more to an excessive amount of text votes for Scotty. If you remember, after Pia left, Haley stopped being in the bottom three every week and was constantly safe. That was because people woke up and realized that they needed to start voting to offset the text bias. Again, just a personal opinion of mine.
I definitely respect your opinion but if you remember even the judges were telling her to get more upbeat and stop playing it safe. I think America will have the same reaction to Jessica if she keeps playing it safe. Personally, I loved Pia singing ballads….that was her venue. I also think that Jessica is a great ballad singer but unfortunately AI voters are not crazy about Ballad singers. JMHO
Pia left top 9 and Haley was in the bottom 3 for top 8 and top 7 and eliminated at top 3(much to my dismay at having an all country finale). It was around top 8 though that Haley did manage to pick up some steam. I could never bring myself to like her because of her attitude, which is a shame because unbiasedly I could have supported her but her rotten attitude kept me from doing so.
isnt “I Love You I Do” upbeat?
C’mon Branden, I posted my choice for Colton to sing Wicked Game on this site a few times over this past week. And for Hollie to sing Expose’s I’ll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me. For Josh, I leaned toward Bon Jovi’s Keep the Faith because it’s up tempo but Sort of churchy.
Yeah i dont know why he choosed that song weird not.
some blogs suggested “waterfall” by tlc for jessica…she can also do some rap. it is more up beat and sounds current.
Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy.” will work out fine for Jessica, she needs an upbeat song after making 40 million cried as per Steven Tyler : )
Shannon is not boring Branden.
she is the only one im interested in.
skylar and jessica are so boring
SHANNON IS BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORIIIIING!!! THAT’S FORE SURE
a two-time standing ovation for Jessica? is that what you call boring?? lmao. get some nerves dude.
what kind of fool i am for jess
if JESSICA is BORING then what is SHANNON!? HAHAHA!!! her performace of I Have Nothing last week really really sucks. she’s the weakest link. hope she’ll be the one to go home tonight… if not tonight because of Jermaine’s disqualification, she should leave the show next week!!! the sooner she got booted, the better. Leather, Jr. is very much more deserving to be in the top 24 than her
OK, Skylar is a pop singer with a country style. She always sounds like her idol Reba. That’s great she has the voice for it. However, she could really show her versatility and vocal gift if she reached back in the past and updated an older song with her style. Go back and get a beautiful love song, Wynn Stewart’s ” ‘Cause I Have You”, put today’s instrumental to it with her vocal style and she would blow away the judges. The worst thing someone can do is try to be someone they aren’t and never will be. She is not Reba. But her, Skylar’s, style is perfectly suited for that song. I doubt the viewing audience, dominated by pop rocker youth, would have the where-with-all to understand it, or appreciate it, but it could definitely be their wake up call.
2011 songs would be better.
haha the shit out this year isnt worth shit on AI.
shannon ill stand by you. by pretenders do the carrie version
Not sure she could handle this. I wish Hollie was 16 so she could sing this.
i know she could if only her nerves could go down.
she has the best voice in the girl maybe she should play safe a upbeat song would do good, i hope she brings it or plays it safe till the top 10.
HAHAHAHA SHANNON CANNOT HANDLE THAT SONG!!! DID YOU HEAR HOW BAD WAS SHANNON’S RENDITION OF I HAVE NOTHING LAST WEEK? YIKES! SHE DID NOT HIT ANY OF THE BIG NOTES!!! DISGUSTING TO HEAR HER
Actually I’ll Stand by You by Pia received a standing ovation. She was awesome. I think her rendition of River Deep did her in even though I thought she nailed it.
I’m pulling for Elise to go all the way although most people will not gree with me. Remember, teenie boppers vote for the cute boys regardless of their talent. Should be 1 person, 1 ote.
How many more out there that likes her too! She is getting the bum rap
only because she wasn’t smiling in one of the pictures. Imagine , that one group picture had given her a much unfair rating of “attitude girl”.
Even so, I still like her voice better than most of the girls in this competition. I am not saying she will be the next American Idol, she could! but she has to want it bad enough to take on the rest of them.
Her birth year is 1983 , I agree with Branden , she should do a Stevie Nicks song or One I’m thinking of that may fit her even better is
Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”.
Me too, I think she is awsome,great voice, she just doesn’t get the hype that some of the other girls do
Elise will not make it to top 6 or 5 I think. her style is interesting but her age will not help at all . It’s not season 6 any more . I hope u don’t take this as ” u hate her ” .
The only problem with Wicked Game for Colton is that Phillip Phillips already sang it in the Hollywood Round and did a really sexy version of it…. it was really good.
What about “Unbelievable” by EMF
PP can’t sing. he growls and emotes. Colton actually sings.
YUP TEMPLAR. PP CAN PLAY THE GUITAR SO GOOD BUT HE JUST CAN’T REALLY SING!!! THANKS TO HIS GOOD LOOKS AND HE’S TILL IN THE RUNNING
Thats not true, Phillip can sing, so can Colton.
Stay away from Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey and Adele. No more of these divas. There are so many artists, so many songs to choose from. Be original guys! Look Adam Lambert, this guy was original in all his songs. “Mad World,” fabulou song!! You guys have good voices, do something amazing. In every season of AI is always the same songs. Please pick new songs. Thank you.
I most enjoy up-lifting, romantic, or music that is fun.
Music that is sad makes me cry and takes me down.
lol! That DIDNT work well for Pia Toscano? The pretenders? Only one of the best single preformances in Idol history!
She got a roaring standing ovation from the crowd on every song she did.
Shannon do always from bon jovi
Duh. The first line is “This Romeo is bleeding”. Don’t think so.
so what does that mean?
It means “Dont think so” , right? 😀
Shannon should do you are not alone. by mj.
she can.. then make another dead person came out of his grave and slap her for disgusting his song. LOL
Elise needs Bonnie tyler but melissa ethridge would be better to bad she wouldnt born in 1995 lol.
Colton wicked game
phillip blaze of glory
Elise stand back
shannon ill stand by you
jessica you are not alone
heejun who cares about heejun
jermaine “maybe another stevie wonder song to show he can sing”
hollie “maybe someone remade rocking robin for her to do”
erika “Pat benator”
if i forgot anyone then they where to forgettable to remeber.
Everyone care about HEEJUN except YOU!!
How about next week we have a week that is interesting instead of stevie and whiteny and year of birth.
whats next year you first started to sing.
I totally agree Heejun needs to shock us. He needs to pick a song to show what he can do.
Heejun will shock us maybe he will go home.
WHAT IS YOU JUST SHUT YOUR MOUTH? GO HOME WITH YOUR SOOOOOO BOOOOORRRIIINNNGGG SHANNON!!!
Do you always wish bad thing to happen to the people?
YAH RIGHT. I LIKE HEEJUN. HE’S ACTUALLY A BETTER SINGER THAN PP. AND HE HAS MORE PERSONALITY!!! IT’S JUST THAT PP IS MORE GOOD LOOKING THAN HIM. TSK TSK
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All of these suggestions are great. I agree with all of them!
Colton Dixon – Don’t Cry
DeAndre Brackensick – Always
Hollie Cavanagh – Breathe Again
Erika Van Pelt – We Don’t Need Another Hero
Joshua Ladet – Good Enough
Elise Testone – Love is a Battlefield
Jessica Sanchez – Colors of the Wind
Phillip Phillips – When the Night Comes
Skylar Laine – Why Haven’t I Heard From You
Heejun Han – How Am I supposed to Live Without You (Obviously)
Jermaine Jones – Sweet Love….IDK
Shannon Magrane – Strong Enough
IDK about Jermaine and Shannon. Any better suggestions would be welcome. LOL
Colors of the Wind is a ticket home for Jessica. Thia made the mistake of too Disney, too many ballads.
Thia wasn’t even on the same planet as Jessica as far as vocal ability is concerned. Jessica Sanchez is astronomically talented and while she knows her vocal ability well she actually surprises herself at times when she nails every note and if you ask me she is surprised by the audiences reaction at times too. She is note perfect and sings with an emotional connection and when you put all those things together it can be deadly for the other contestants. What does all that mean? It means she can do ballads, power ballads, upbeat, and soulful music or any mixture of the four and it will never be boring. It will be captivating or it will make you jump out of your seat or make your hair stand on end. The only thing going against her is that she looks very Asian and I just think that plays against her. Not for me but just for the American culture. We’ll have to wait and see if she has enough talent to overcome that and if she does I think she can pave the way for a multitude of talented Asian/American performers to rise to stardom. God Bless and have a good day!
For Jermaine how about:
Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
The Way it is – Bruce Hornsby
But then again if he wants to go home quick he can do:
Papa Don’t Preach by you know who, LOL
OMG! Been nippin the ole bottle again Ed? Papa Don’t Preach? LOL That would be funny. Now Joshua on the other hand might be able to pull that off. OOOPS! Did I say that out loud? Sorry but I think my choice for Jermaine was better than those two. Addicted to Love might work for him if he could pull it off but he might be discouraged by that girl on the right with the rainbow guitar strap. Do you think she was trying to send some sort of message with that…..way back then? Hmmmm. You never know.
Ha ha ha, That’s my Taymaro!!
We may not have to worry finding a song to fit the not so gentle giant.
If the news is correct, he may be packing and going home. Too bad for him.
I agree, I think Deandre will do Bon Jovi’s “Always”. It suits him and if he pulls it off, will win some of the girlie votes.
always was 1995 and he was born in 1994.
“Always” was track #4 on Bon Jovi’s “Cross Road” album, which was released by Island Def Jam on Oct. 11, 1994
Naaah, not Colors of the Wind – been sung by Thia before, more challenge there..
would have been better than what she did try to sing
I would love to see Jessica put her own rendition of a male song “Always” by Bon Jovi.
Again, the first line is “This Romeo is bleeding” . It’s a guy song.
Yes, it’s a guy song but the lyrics can be modified a bit to suit the singer or she can narrate it using a third person voice. I believe there’s so much power on that song compared to the other suggested songs. It’s another risk but definitely a strong entry in the competition if she can do justice to the song. I haven’t heard a female sing that song and it would be another bold move for her if she tackled that song.
“This Juliet is bleeding”???? naaaah that doesn’t sound right. LOL
Next song please!!
LOL! As I said, she can just use a third person voice to sing that song. That line does not need to be modified. Instead of the lyrics “I,” she can use “You” instead.
A female artist in the Philippines sang this song and i find it amazing. ..check her youtube —->Always – Sheryn Regis …
Anyone can sing any song, whether it is appropriate or not, whether it sounded good or not. Jessica is already under a large microscope and
every word she says, every song she chooses will be discussed, dissected, criticized over and over again. Do you think you want her to
receive more pressure than what she has now?
There is no doubt she is a power house singer, ballads , up beats and anything in between she will handle. But a careful and smart song choice will increase her chance in winning. Just as long as she stays away from boring songs that has been done in Idol so many, many times in the past and present. You know the songs! LOL
I am with u Ed and I can assure u ” not persuadin ” that she will handle it very well.
Well here are a few suggestions for a few contestants that I would so. (Not going to do all of them as I’ve got other things going on at the moment).
Phillip-I was disappointed in him last week by doing a song we’ve already seen him do. I hope he picks something this week and shows us something new.
Jessica-She can nail ballads but she really needs to up to tempo and show us if she can blow it out of the water.
Joshua- Not much to suggest except maybe do something we wouldn’t expect him to do.
Jermaine- Just go home.
Heejun- DON”T DO A BALLAD!!!
Hollie- Refer to Jessica
Well that’s it for now. Maybe later I can give thoughts towards all the contestants.
COLORS OF THE WIND FOR JESSICA?! ANY HARDER SONG FOR HER? THAT IS A VERY SIMPLE SONG FOR HER HUGE HUGE VOICE
A contestant on “American Idol” will be kicked off the show Wednesday because the singer concealed multiple crimes from producers … TMZ has learned.
UPDATE: Jermaine Jones just tweeted, “Awww I will no longer b on the show”
because u r a big BIG FAKE! U cheated a lot of potential and TRUE idol contestants and fooled AMERICA! nevermind the judges, they’re all fools anyway for bringing you back! FOO!!!
so many true talented contestants that was sent home just so this so-called gentle @$$ giant can be o TV..for ratings? really aijudges and nigel? UGH!
I’m so sick of hearing about Pia! Pia was a good singer, but was not relevant, and in my opinion was the one with the attitude. I don’t think Haley had an attitude…I honestly think they were being unfair to her and her criticism was all over the place…she just had enough. She knew she didn’t stand a chance against Scotty (although I still don’t know why he is so popular). His album is not very good, while Lauren’s is great).
I want to see Haley put out an album…I would definitely buy it.
Song suggestions to some of the singers:
Philip – Born 1990 – Praying For Time by George michael
He has to do this his style and fit it in his vocal range
Hollie – Born 1993 – Come Undone by Duran Duran
I know this is an odd song for her but I think she will do well
given her vocal range.
Heejun – Born 1989 – How Can I fall by Breath
If he does this song justice with his vocal range Watch out!!
Elise – Born 1983 – Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler
Her raspy voice will do it for her and put her back in contention.
Thas all folks !!
How come Joshua Ledet is not being mentioned here, the guy is a great great singer…Love him… I hope to hear him sings ballad this week, to give him more attention again : ))
if Joshua sing’s Boyz II Men – End of the Road… It will be a Smash!!!
Suggestion for Hollie and Jessica:
Mariah is my favorite singer. i do hope you will sing her big ballads:
For Hollie: i guess Music Box is perfect for you.
For Jessica: i see u sing Mariah’s “Forever” you might receive another Standing O from the Judges!
I know that these two songs are not popular but it is perfect for them.
i suggest for jessica to sing “Through the Rain” of Mariah Carey
i guess its two bi for her. And also she is not born in 2002.
sophie B Hawkins ! that is a great suggestion…have her come on and teach em to sing Damn I Wish I Was your lover, my parents played that a lot….for deandra, jessica or shannon
… U are totally right about Jessica, but I have to disagree with u “COTW”
If Jessica sang ” COTW ” , that will lead many of the voters to make a comarison between her and Thia ” American culture as u said, Asian look … ” IMO, she needs to chose another song . jessica knows how to play her cards even though she is 16 .
I AGREE. JESSICA IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN ANY OTHER OF THE TOP 12. BUT AS WE ALL KNOW AI IS A BIASED SHOW SINCE IT ID MAINLY BASED ON AUDIENCE VOTES. SO IT IS 10% TALENT, 20% PHYSICAL APPEARANCE, AND 70% BLOOD
Elise Testone(’83)- TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART by BonnieTyler or WHAT A FEELING by Irene Cara (she has the vocals for this , kills thisone Elise)
Erika Van Pelt(’85)- CRAZY FOR YOU by Madonna or HEAVEN byBryan Adams (imagining her sing either of this song gives me goose bumps)
Jermaine Jones(’86)- THE LADY IN RED by Chris de Burgh (thiswill fit his voice)
Heejun Han(’89)- STRAIGHT UP by Paula Abdul (He is great buthe needs to break the usually)
Phillip Phillips(’90)- BLAZE OF GLORY by Jon Bonjovi (Hewill kill this! And Slam this straight to the face of his haters)
Colton Dixon(’91)- (EVERYTHING I DO) I DO IT FOR YOU byBryan Adams or RUSH RUSH by PAULA ABDUL( He has the Daughtry tone thats why I pick Bryan Adams but WHAT I WANT HIM TOREALLY DO IS TO GIVE A TWIST ON “RUSH”)
Joshua Ledet(’92)- BLACK OR WHITE by Michael Jackson or ENDOF THE ROAD by Boyz II Men(He would do great on MJ, but I just wonder how hewill take Boyz II men)
Hollie Cavanagh(’93)- HERO by Mariah Carey or I’D DOANYTHING FOR LOVE by Meat Loaf(She is the type of singer who would pick HERObut with that big voices and for her to break the usual she should sing I’D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE)
Skylar Laine(’94)- THE POWER OF LOVE by Celine Dion(She canbelt this to hell I’m tell you)
Deandre Brackensick(’94)- ON BENDED KNEE by Boyz II Men(Ifhe would sing this surely alot of people would cry and vote for him)
Jessica Sanchez(’95)- ONE OF US by Joan Osborne(OHHH!! Thisone ! she can sing anything! But i hope she’d choose this one. T_T PLEASE!)
Shannon Magraine(’95)- ONE SWEET DAY by Mariah Carey feat.Boyz II Men or DREAMING OF YOU TONIGHT by Selena (She needs to go back on trackand show the judges and the people that she has that dynamics in her voices.Being the youngest is not a disadvantage!)
i like the songs that you’ve chosen. the songs are familiar, surely the audience can relate.
Wrong! Imagine Hollie trying to convey the message of Meatloaf’s “I Would Do Anything For Love” which runs over 7 minutes into 90 seconds. People need to realize that a lot of their song choices lose too much when they are condensed to 90 seconds.
I’d do anything for love was also perform by Evanescence it would be great for her because she has this big voice with nice control.
I’d do anything for love was also perform by Evanescence it would be great for her because she has this big voice with nice control.
What about shannon can do stand by you.
sorry i didnt know that Stand by you was released 1995.. i’m changing shannon’s song.. stand by you for her..
I know it’s a man’s song, but Kiss From a Rose would be an excellent song to showcase jessica’s awesome vocals. Angela Aki was able to do it, so I see no reason why Jessica can’t.
I go for “One Sweet Day” or “Open Arms” of Mariah Carrey for Jessica Sanchez…….
Fantasy by mariah carey for Jessica 🙂 would be great …she can do it !
Hey jermaine has been dq. passed the word along.
if you dont believe me then google jermaine jones.
We are making the top 10 now passed the word and dont forget to vote for shannon. she actually made it far and square while deandre and erika didnt.
Mariah’s Forever is perfect for her… She might get another standing O from the judges. Try to listen it…. high notes in the coda….
Jessica should sing “As I Lay Me Down” by Sophie B. Hawkins!
Shannon would be awesome singing Sophie B . Hawkins ‘As I lay me down’!!! beautiful words, melody and Shannon can add her own unique twist!
Shannon – “Let Her Cry” Hootie and the Blowfish. She needs to do something that sets her apart and no one would expect this one coming!
Jessica – Obvious choice is “You Are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson or Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose” but I would like her to go more uptempo. Maybe “I’m the Only One” by Melissa Ethridge to show her raspy side.
Deandre-For some reason I see him doing “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John so he can pretend his hair is a mane.
Skylar-“I Try to Think About Elvis” by Patti Loveless. Frankly there isn’t a lot by female country artists that year. Martina McBride’s “Independence Day” is the one you would usually think about but that doesn’t fit Skylar.
Hollie – I haven’t figured out what kind or artist Hollie is, so I am going to go with one that has been covered a zillion times and she can pick her style…”To Love Somebody” by Michael Bolton. Other songs I think would be interesting are “Fields of Gold” by Sting and a “Have I Told you Lately” by Rod Steward
Joshua – Another song that can be a bad omen, but I like “Don’t Let the Sun go Down on Me” by George Michael and Elton John
Colton – My personal favorite song of the year is “Rhythm of my Heart” by Rod Stewart, but that doesn’t seem like Colton to me. How about “More Than Words” by Extreme
Phillip – I would like to see Phillip tackle a song that has been a fail for countless women on the show…”Black Velvet” by Alannah Myles. An inspired choice would be “It Must Have Been Love” by Roxette.
Heejun – He likes to croon, and I see “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler as a logical choice. I would like to see him do “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” by Simply Red.
Jemaine – Never Mind
Ericka – “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves is a natural here. She has already done the other natural “What About Love” by Heart. She is a natural doing Pat Benatar, so “We Belong” falls in here as well.
Elise – The “old lady” of the group (and I use that term laughingly). Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart” is the logical thought here. Personally I would like to see “Up Where We Belong” by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes or “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics.
Shannon should sing Sophie B. Hawkins “As I Lay Me Down” !!
Elise said she is doing a remake….”You Can’t Hurry Love” maybe? or “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?”
There is no way Shannon can handle I’ll Stand By You. Sorry but the girl just doesn’t have the chops. All of you who think she can, really need to get your ear’s checked. I mean the girl has a pretty good voice, but it isn’t anything that impressive. If there is any girl who shouldn’t make the tour, it should be her. The Ideal tour this season, should consist of
Girls: Jessica, Hollie, Skylar, Erika, and Elise
Boys: Phillip, Joshua, Heejun, Colton, and Deandre
your crazy no shannon is great you should get your ears fixed.
and also she amde it far and square and erika didnt she should not be cheated out of it.
i’ll will hold it to you tongiht when she blows you away.
i want to hear next week past idol winners.
Colton-Somthing to believe in Poison
Hollie-Dream Lover Mariah Carey
Erika-Anything Pat Benatar
Joshua-When a Man loves a woman Micheal Bolton
Elise-Total Eclipes of the heart-Bonnie Tyler
Jessica-Fantasy Mariah Carey
Phillip-I remember you Skid Row
Skylar-Piece of my heart Faith Hill
HeeJun-Wild Thing Ton Loc just because I wanna hear him sing it
Shannon-Colors of the Wind Venessa Williams
Better late than never JaimeSupreme
Those were good picks although I can see you are much younger as some of the artists you mentioned were not the original person to perform. Oftentimes they were actually doing a remake of another person’s work.
See u next season.
I think Jermaine should be singing songs of Berry White….somewhere along there due to his voice.
I also think that maybe DeAndre should maybe try Terrence Trent Darby.
Shannon should sing Sophie B. Hawkins “As I Lay me Down” for sure…
Deandre really really needs to sing “Wishing Well” by Terrence Trent…I love that kid and think he would sound great!!!