American Idol 2014: What Should The Top 4 Sing?

American Idol 2014 Top 4 finalists

The American Idol 2014 Top 4 will be singing songs from the theme “Love: Break-ups and Make-ups.” Most bloggers are confused by this, but I take it to mean they’ll be singing two songs each: one about break-ups and one about making up. So, that’s what I’m going with for this week’s song suggestions!

Let’s get to it. So what should the American Idol 2014 Top 4 sing? (Please no “Against All Odds” or “I Will Always Love You” PLEASE!!)

Jena Irene, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler/”Underneath it All” by No Doubt. A great balance, I’d say. A strong break-up song and a rockin’ make-up song. Perfect for Jena. I also would like to hear Jena do “Must Have Been Love” by Roxette.

Caleb Johnson, “Never Say Goodbye” by Bon Jovi/ “Open Arms” by Journey. Those are two solid break-up make-up songs for him. But of course I’ve heard he hates getting song suggestions from fans, so let’s see what kind of amazing choices he makes this week.

Alex Preston, “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye/”Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. I think this would be a good balance because the first choice is relatively new and the second is actually quite old, so younger viewers might feel less alienated by the older song.

Jessica Meuse, “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum/ ‘The Power of Love” Celine Dion. I had a hard time coming up with the second song for Jessica, so I’m not loving it. But I think the first song is perfect for her. Even if there is supposed to be a guy’s part.

I will add that I’d love for anyone to sing Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (maybe Jena?), but I don’t see that happening.

What would you like to hear the American Idol 2014 Top 4 sing this week?




  1. Imo, it would be a good night for Caleb to sing Brenda Lee’s – I’m Sorry!

    • Lmao …GOOD ONE !!! But I would rather see him be voted off and tuck his tail and do the walk of shame. He has consistently been arrogant and so cocky its stinks. He cant sing that good either. a wannabe a meatloaf. Time to go Caleb. The oldest in the group has less maturity and manners. And the fake apology has been rewritten twice and he’s lying in that.

    • Good one, Sunny. How many of you remember this from the movie “Love Story” – “Love means you don’t have to say I’m sorry.” I’m afraid it’s too late for Caleb to say that, too.

      • Love means we never really say goodbye. That’s a Good one also. Love It!

  2. For Jena, oops, I mean the JENA, I would suggest:
    1. Loser by Beck
    2. Coming Home by Skylar Grey

    • You got that right, she IS a Loser and she is Going Home, not Coming Home, as is that lowlife Meatloaf wannabe. She and Caleb can get a job at the local coffee shop, and practice measuring the size of their heads, with all the swelling inside therm. Caleb should be disqualified asap, and Jeeeeeeeeeena, needs to turn off that attitude and gather a little humility, while trying to practice enunciating words, while singing. Never thought I would say this, but I am now rooting for an Alex and Jessica finale.

  3. Alex- Skinny Love/Bon Iver [Breakup] You never gave Up On Me/Crystal Gayle[Makeup]
    Caleb – Key Largo/Bertie Higgins[BU] In These Arms/Bon Jovi [MU]
    Jess – Done/jessica Meuse[BU] and Picture/Sheryl Crow[MU]
    Jena – ?????

    • Skinny love for alex is again a bad choice jena or jess could do it better i think … you give love a bad name??

      • Alex would destroy You Give Love a Bad Name. That song is all about rompin, stompin attitude and Alex has none of that.

      • I mute the TV for Jena so I don’t have to listen to the mumbling followed by the over singing in a phony accent. She’s going nowhere.

      • I listen, so I can be fair to everyone, but I feel your pain. Jena is difficult to listen to at times.

      • DVR the show and then start watching about half an hour in, to skip past the commercials and Ryan talking. I kind of hold my breath waiting for Jena’s performance to be over, with the remote aimed and my finger on the fast forward, in case I can’t stand to listen to another second of Jena singing. I try to make it to the end of her songs, in an effort to be fair and listen to all of them, but she is so hard to listen to.

      • She is grating on me as well. She fills every moment of her songs with her voice. ugh.

      • Skinny love is a great choice for Alex. He covered it on his YouTube channel a few years ago, and he does it justice then. I can imagine it would be even better now that he’s grown a bit more as an artist.

  4. Jena singing im coming home would be another valid option but i totally disagree with gotye for alex!!! That song requires presence tone and vocal dynamic ..i think it would be good of jena or a jena/calbe duet But NOT alex he would dullify that song totally

    • Quit hating on Alex. I have a total opposite opinion of his capabilities. Just because you don’t enjoy his genre of music doesn’t mean that he’s not talented or “dullifies” things.

      • ok sorry but i do find that genre quite dull ..i love other singers in that type of music ..i like jason myraz and others alike ..but i don’t c what alex has to bring to the fold ..but sorry if i came across to harsh

  5. Caleb: “I don’t need love” by Sammy Hagar and “Feel like makin’ love” by Bad Company. No more Journey. PLEASE!

  6. It would never happen, but I’d love to hear Jessica sing the beautiful break-up song “Hearts On Fire” by Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. It would just be perfect for her voice.

  7. I think Jessica should sing “Gold Dust Woman” for her break-up song.

    • Don’t get me started on Fleetwood, all their songs are perfect for her or any Carol King song

  8. Jessica…. good luck … what do you think of bonnie r., I can’t make you love me? or some Emmylou

  9. It doesn’t make any difference what “JENA” sings when she’s at the piano this week, because she goes to another level beyond that of her competitors! I call it her “SECRET WEAPON!”

  10. A great song for Jessica would be “Come to my Window” by Melissa Etheridge. I heard it today and thought of her voice. I’d love to hear Alex do a Death Cab for Cutie song.

  11. These are the songs:

    Alex Preston
    Coldplay’s “Yellow”
    Alex Clare’s “Too Close”

    Jena Irene
    Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love”
    Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker”

    Caleb Johnson
    Paul McCartney’s “Maybe I’m Amazed”
    Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love A Bad Name”

    Jessica Meuse
    Lady Gaga’s “You and I”
    Kelly Clarkson’s “Since U Been Gone”

    • I’ll be interested to see if Alex performs “Too Close” without the robot
      farts in the background. Yellow is a good choice though. Also,
      Jessica’s choices seem.. ambitious. But she’ll position herself well IF
      (big IF) she can pull them off.

  12. It appears within the last few weeks, Jessica is getting the most positive comments and Caleb and Jena are getting more negative. Do you think fans are switching to Jessica as their first choice, or just adding her to their list to give 50 votes or more?

  13. Based on comments within the last 10 days, it appears Jessica is gaining ground, whereas Jena and Caleb are heading down. She did a beautiful job on that interview – I was so proud of her. Hope all of you saw it.

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