It’s officially finale week and tomorrow night, the American Idol 2012 Top 2 Phillip Phillips and Jessica Sanchez will be singing three songs for your votes.
They’ll both be singing the song they’ll release as a single if they win, a song picked by American Idol Executive Producer Simon Fuller, and their favorite performance from the season. And despite my better judgement, I’m going to go ahead and continue my weekly song suggestions. So there’s no way I can suggest the song for the single, I’ll take a jab at the other two.
Song From Earlier in the Season: “Still Rainin” by Jonny Lang or “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. Even though I think Phillip’s best performance from the season was last week’s “We’ve Got Tonight,” it’s probably too soon to repeat that song. So his other best bet would probably “Still Rainin.” It was his best performance to date before last week, so that would be a smart move. However, “In The Air Tonight” was also pretty good, even though that was from all the way back to Top 25. He can’t go wrong with either of those.
What else should Phillip sing? Of course this is up to Simon Fuller (and Simon’s suggestion in the past have been dodgy at best), I’d like to hear Phillip sing “Beast of Burden” by The Rolling Stones. I’ve been putting him with this song for weeks. I think it would be a great performance.
Song From Earlier in the Season: “I Will Always Love You.” Hands down, this is the ONLY song she should be singing for this topic. It was the song that actually made her a contender. It was the one performance that had me as much a fan as all the others. It was emotional and well-delivered. She needs that song if she wants to even come close to beating Phillip. If she doesn’t pick this song, it’s all Phillip.
What else should Jessica sing? Again, this is all up to Simon Fuller, but I think it’s time for Jessica to do some Beyonce again. Maybe “Listen.” There’s that one really powerful part of the song that I would love to hear her sing. But that was Melanie Amaro’s big song on X Factor last season. So … maybe something else. “Irreplaceable”? “Halo”? “The Best Thing I Never Had” Eh. I want it to be “Listen.” Who cares who did what on X Factor.
What would you like to hear Phillip and Jessica sing on tomorrow night’s American Idol?