Even though only the Top 10 of the American Idol 2015 contestants will perform, this new elimination method leaves me with picking songs for all of the Top 11.
And with Maddie Walker sick, who knows what will happen. But the show and blog must go on, so lets take a look at what I’d like to hear the contestants sing this week for their songs from movies theme.
Before I get into what I want to hear them sing here’s what I don’t want to hear. I don’t want “I Believe I Can Fly.” Or “Falling Slowly.” Or “I Will Always Love You.”
Tyanna Jones, “Purple Rain” by Prince from “Purple Rain.” I won’t rest until someone on this show sings this song. I know Prince is a little weird about his music rights, but I think American Idol can make this happen. And Tyanna would be perfect for the song.
Adanna Duru, “Independent Women Part I” by Destiny’s Child from “Charlie’s Angles.” I think she might do a ballad since her past couple of performances have been upbeat, but I’d actually really like to hear take this one on.
Jax, “Call Me” by Blondie from “American Gigolo.” I’m set on this being Jet’s song. She could put her own little spin on it and really make it her own.
Clark Beckham, “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams from “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.” I think this is a very cliche song for him to do, but I could totally see it work out for him. He could start behind the piano and then leave that behind for just him and the stage.
Daniel Seavey, “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds from “The Breakfast Club.” Daniel is a tough one to pick for. Mostly because all of these songs are so much older than him. But I could see him doing good things with this great movie song.
Nick Fradiani, “Blaze of Glory” by Bon Jovi from “Young Guns.” I don’t know if Nick has the big Bon Jovi voice this song requires, but it would be fun to see him make it his own. He could slow it down with just him and his guitar.
Qaasim Middleton, “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis from “Jailhouse Rock.” Qaasim definitely needs to amp things back up again this week after last week’s boring effort. I think this could be just the song for him.
Quentin Alexander, “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men from “Boomerang.” I’m not sure Quentin will be performing but I think he needs to show a softer side to himself and this would be the perfect opportunity and song.
Joey Cook, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” from “Mary Poppins.” I mean why the hell not? She’s Joey Cook. She could take this ridiculous song and sing it ridiculously and bring the house down.
Maddie Walker, “Let it Go” from “Frozen.” I mean someone is going to sing it, right? Maybe not. Let’s hope not. Of course I don’t even know if she’s going to be able to perform. Let’s hope she doesn’t actually do “Let it Go” but instead does “9 to 5” by Dolly Parton.
Rayvon Owen, “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King from “Stand By Me.” I always like when this song is done and I think it’s perfect for Rayvon. I think he’ll probably go with something more current, but I hope he goes with this.
What would you like to hear the American Idol 2015 Top 11/10 sing?
Daniel – “Let Your love Flow” by The Bellamy Bros. from Little Darlings
Rayvon – “For All We Know” from For The Boys
Tyanna – To Sir With Love” by Lulu from TSWL
Jax – “The Way We Were” by Barbra Streisand from TWWW
Joey – “Puttiin On The Ritz” from Young Frankenstein
Maddie – “When You Wish Upon A Star” from Pinocchio
Qaasim – “Superfreak” from Little Miss Sunshine
Adanna – “At Seventeen” by Janice Ian from Scotland Pa.
Quentin – “If You Want It” by Badfinger from The Magic Christian
Clark – “Impossible Dream” from Man Of La Mancha
Nick – “When You Get Caught etc.” from Arthur
I’m a bit tired of repetitive song choices over the years, and IMO no one should repeat a song that’s been done on Idol in the last 5 years or one that’s been forever associated with a former contestant [Billie Jean/D. Cook, Mad World/Adam etc.].
Ha! Ha! That’s the perfect choice for Joey!
I think clark beckham is the one who will sing end of the road or stand by me.
Jax should sing it must have been love. She should sing it like drew ryniewich from the x factor or even better.
Maddie – How Do I Live by LeAnn Rimes and also by Trisha Yearwood. Trisha Yearwood’s version is featured in the film Con Air
Daniel – I Just Can’t Wait To Be King from The Lion King
Ha! Ha! Love it! Since it looks like we have to put up with this kid for another week, let’s at least try to get some comedy out of it. Bonus points if they get a backup singer to do Zazu’s part!
Just give him anything from High School Musical. That’s what it feels like when he comes on to perform.
I second that idea! Any kind of kiddie song will do for him!
Daniel’s just happens to be young and is doing a darn good job being that age. This much criticism isn’t needed and accomplishes nothing.
Daniel – Ben by Michael Jackson from the film, Ben
Nick – Little Wonders by Rob Thomas from Meet The Robinsons
Maddie – Bless The Broken Road by Rascal Flatts from Hannah Montana: The Movie
Maddie should sing “The Climb” – Miley Cyrus
Adanna should Sing Crazy in Love (50 shades of grey version) that is a song that would really suit her personally and less upbeat which she tends to do
Will anyone dare to sing the Asteroid song? Lol.
Maddie – Angel by Sarah McLaughlin from City of Angels
Jax – Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper from Napoleon Dynamite
Tyanna – Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and The Waves from Daddy Daycare (among others)
Adanna – Take My Breath Away by Berlin from Top Gun
Joey – Suddenly I See by TK Tunstall from The Devil Wears Prada or Dancing Queen by ABBA from Mama Mia
Rayvon – I’ll Melt With You by Modern English from Valley Girl
Nick – Blaze of Glory by Bon Jovi from Young Guns II (I really want to hear him do Bon Jovi!!!!)
Daniel – You’ll Be in My Heart by Phil Collins from Tarzan
Clark – Wonderful Tonight by Eric Clapton from Captain Phillips
Quentin Alexander – Lean On Me by Bill Withers from Lean on Me
Qaasim Middleton – Ballroom Blitz by Sweet from Wayne’s World
Nick would need a personality transplant to pull off Blaze of Glory. He’s way too beige to manage it.
Tyanna – “My Heart Will Go On” (Celine Dion) from “Titanic”
Adanna – “Crazy For You” (Madonna) from “Vision Quest”
Jax – “Take on Me” (a-Ha) from “Baseketball”
Clark – “Tears in Heaven” (Eric Clapton) from “Rush”
Daniel – “I’m Just A Kid” (Simple Plan) from “Cheaper By The Dozen”
Nick – “Midnight Runner” (All man brothers) from “Walking Tall”
Qaasim – “Livin La Vida Local” (Ricky Martin) from “Shrek 2”
Quentin – “Best Day of My Life” (American Authors) from “Delivery Man”
Joey – “Friday I’m In Love” (The Cure) from “About Time”
Maddie – “Since U Been Gone” (Kelly Clarkson) from “Pitch Perfect”
Rayvon – “Too Close” (Alex Claire) from “Taken 2”