It’s Top 5 Week on American Idol 2014 and this week’s theme is perfect because it’s America’s requests! So that’s what I do here every week. And I actually have improved my record this season. Last week Jessica and Alex both sang songs I thought they should sing! Let’s see if I can do it again.
It’s a pretty broad range, so it’s not going to be easy, but I’ll try. So what should the American Idol 2014 Top 5 sing? Let’s take a look.
Caleb Johnson, “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi. I will pick Bon Jovi or Guns n Roses until he does one. This would be the perfect week for Bon Jovi. Do it, do it, do it!
Jessica Meuse, “Piece of My Heart” by Janis Joplin. This might be too easy a choice and it’s been done. But I’m trying to think of a song that America will resound to because for some reason, Jessica seems to be at the bottom of their list. Maybe she could go in another direction and do something really slow. Like “Say Something” by A Great Big World and Christina Aguliera. Yeah, it’s a duet, but it doesn’t have to be.
Jena Irene, “Back on the Chain Gang,” Brass in Pocket” or “Don’t Get Me Wrong” by The Pretenders. I’m not going to say “I’ll Stand by You” because that’s been done and it’s a commercial effort for the band instead of a heart and soul kind of thing. I’m digressing. Anyway, maybe it’s not a great idea for votes, but I’d like to hear her do some Chrissie Hynde.
Alex Preston, “Knockin on Heaven’s Door” or “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan. Can they sing Dylan on Idol? They should be able to. Anyway, I just suddenly got the urge to hear Alex cover Dylan I think it’s perfect for him.
Sam Woolf, “All These Things That I’ve Done” or something by The Killers. Maybe “When You Were Young” if not the first suggestion. I think that would be a good band for Sam to cover.
What do you think the American Idol 2014 Top 5 should sing this week?