American Idol 2014: What Should The Top 3 Sing?

American Idol 2014 Top 3 finalists

The American Idol 2014 Top 3 will be singing three songs each this week. One will be a reprise from an earlier performance, another will be picked by the judges and a third will be mentor Randy Jackson’s choice.

Spoilers are already out on which songs the three will be reprising, so let’s focus on what Keith, Harry, Jennifer and Randy should pick for the Top 3.

So what should the American Idol 2014 Top 3 sing?

(I’ll just be suggesting a few songs for each)

Jena Irene. For some reason I’m getting some Janet Jackson for her. Something like “Black Cat” or “Nasty.” I prefer Jena doing classic and/or chick rock, but I could see her doing some Lorde also. She could pull that off well. But I keep going back to some fun, more classic stuff. Like “Total Eclipse of the Heart” or “Crazy on You” by Heart.

Caleb Johnson. We know by now Caleb can make anything his own, so it would be fun to hear him take on something like Mariah Carey (like David Cook did “Always Be My Baby”). But I’m going to stick within his genre. Maybe “Madness” by Meuse. Or maybe finally he can do Guns N Roses like I’ve been saying all season. “Welcome to the Jungle,” “November Rain” or “Sweet Child Of Mine” perhaps.

Alex Preston. Alex really needs to do something different if he wants to make it into the finale. he’s never really done anything out of his comfort zone, so it’s time for him to do that. But he probably won’t, so I’m just going to pick some songs that might suit him. “Night Moves” by Bob Seger could be fun. Or “Crash” by the Dave Matthews Band. But really I just want him to sing “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus, since I’ve seen him cover it on YouTube before.

What would you like to hear the American Idol 2014 Top 3 sing this week?




  1. Jena – the Heart song I would pick would be “Even it Up” and if she wants to get back on the piano, sing “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” by Elton John.

    Alex – “Puff the Magic Dragon” and the theme song from the 1960’s TV show “Batman”. On a serious note, something from Sublime would get him out of his comfort zone.

    Caleb – Anything from GNR would be killer. Would love to see him do “It’s so Easy” but half the song would have to be bleeped or edited. If not GNR then I’m still hoping he would dig into the Bad Company bag and do “Feel Like Makin’ Love” or “Good Lovin’ Gone Bad”. Another song, if he really wanted to do something that was not full bore rock and could still wow the crowd into a frenzy would be “Drops of Jupiter” by Train.

    • I still want Caleb to do Bob Seger’s “Still The Same”
      Alex should do “Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane and since I mute the TV when Jena sings, I have no suggestion for her.

      • I am going to treat myself and just fast forward through Jena’s performances. She is terrible.

      • You’re so right with the Keane suggesting. Also Jena isn’t all that bad, I think she’s awesome.

    • the lyrics to the batman theme may be very difficult to learn. an easier song would be “surfin bird” by the trashmen

  2. would love, love, love to hear caleb sing crue’s “home sweet home”. for jena, heart’s “alone” for alex, I really don’t care. he STILL does nothing for me

    • If Caleb did Home Sweet Home it would blow the roof off of the theater and the contest would be officially over…no need for next week. Alone would be an interesting choice for Jena. Ditto on your last take but I’m gonna watch his just to see if he does ANYTHING different instead of stand catatonic at the microphone stand with his Ukele or guitar.

    • Nah I don’t think she can do Alone. Carrie Underwood already mastered that song,

      • I think jena can do a creditable job on “alone” but she’s definitely not in carrie’s class

  3. Jena could sing Alone by Heart although it has been done a few times i think it could work for her be honest i want her to stay away from the classic rock females like Heart etc..shes already done barracuda and heartbreaker …gotta bring something fresh to the table now…anyway its judges choices and randys so we will c!! Hoping for a few big moments unless they mess the choices up like they have done countless times or show favourites like last year with candice

  4. Jena should sing “The Only Exception” by Paramore sitting at the piano.

    Caleb “Dreams I’ll Never See” Molly Hatchet

    I don’t think it matters what Alex sings. You could give him Marilyn Manson and he’d completely rewrite it putting his “Alex spin” on it. Not that that’s a bad thing. I happen to like the “Alex spin”.

    Jena is going to win. She is clearly a talented musician that can write and rearrange music to fit her own style and she knows how to perform. Caleb can sing and perform but has not shown much originality. Alex is very original but doesn’t know how to give a “performance”. Jena has it.

  5. I would like them all to do a song they wrote we haven’t heard on T.V. yet. Something of their own.

  6. yes, I agree with you Sir Branden
    Alex never got out from his comfort zone, playing with his guitar. I know it wasn’t annoying but if always playing like that?

    I think American idol need to make a theme with “OUT FROM COMFORT ZONE”. Like this, the people who was on country genre try to bring a rock genre

    #just opinion

  7. for Jena, I would like to see her do a stripped down version of Alone by Heart on the piano!!

  8. I agree! Alex needs to pull something out and now! he is a great singer but he needs to step it up because it is true..same-o every week and it is getting kind of boring.


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