American Idol Spoilers: 2012 Top 8 Songs Revealed

We’ve got your latest American Idol spoilers for the 2012 Top 8 finalists. American Idol has released a sneak peak at the list of songs for tonight’s American Idol 2012 performance show so read on to find out what’s on the playlist and what we’ll be hearing for the duets as well. Yes, that’s right, we’ll get duets tonight from the finalists like last week’s trios.

Tonight’s 80’s performances on American Idol will include:

  • “That’s All” – Genesis
  • “Time After Time” – Cyndi Lauper
  • “Wind Beneath My Wings” – Bette Midler
  • “Flashdance… What a Feeling” – Irene Cara
  • “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” – Simply Red
  • “I Like It” – DeBarge
  • “How Will I Know” – Whitney Houston
  • “I Want To Know What Love Is” – Foreigner

Ugh. “Wind Beneath My Wings”? Seriously? Well good luck to that finalist.

Then we’ve got the duet performances as well. Those will include:

  • “Stop Dragging My Heart Around” – Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty
  • “Islands in the Stream” – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton
  • “I’m So Excited” – The Pointer Sisters
  • “I Knew You Were Waiting For Me” – Aretha Franklin & George Michael

What do you think of tonight’s American Idol playlist? Who will do what?

American Idol 2012 Top 8 songs




  1. they could have done better.  they had ten years to choose from and this is the best they could come up with??

      •  Hi Matthew,

        Are  these  selection written in stone?  I mean , they have a chance to
        hit this over the park but they chose to use a plastic bat and a rubber baseball instead.  Can they change their mind the last minute???

        I don’t get it, they want us to like them tonight but my gosh out of the
        hundreds of great songs and they chose these songs, why????

        One thing though, I suggested for Skylar to sing that song you just commented as “UGH” but I wanted her to do that song with her own
        country flavor, but you know what I have a feeling it won’t be her singing it but one of the two power ballad singers.  Just a hunch.

        Now I don’t know what my favourite  girl is going to do?  By the time I am finished scratching my head I won’t have any hair left.  🙁

      • @d2c4e8b902a48a74153aa98d14563f26:disqus : I’d imagine the selections are pretty locked in, but I guess someone could change if they wanted to risk it or something forced it.

        Yeah, I’m just not a fan of the “Wind” song. Just heard it too many times over the years. Though Skylar doing it would probably sound like a different performance from what I’m used to, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that your wish comes true on that.

  2. Right now I am most interested in who will be doing Time After Time and how they will perform.  Since that’s the only song I know by it’s title on that list I would expect Josh or Colton to do that one.  Maybe DeAndre but hopefully not especially if he’s doing any falsetto.  With this group of girls I hope it’s not any of them.

  3. I think Jessica would sing 

    “Flashdance…. What a feeling ” – by Irene Cara…
    See the lastname of Jessica on the pic.. and the guy with instrument… heheheehe!

  4. Okay lets see if we can place the artists with the songs…
    “That’s All” – Genesis – Colton
    “Time After Time” – Cyndi Lauper – Joshua
    “Wind Beneath My Wings” – Bette Midler – Holly
    “Flashdance… What a Feeling” – Irene Cara – Jessica
    “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” – Simply Red – Deandre (unfortunately, I love this song)
    “I Like It” – DeBarge“How Will I Know” – Whitney Houston – Skylar
    “I Want To Know What Love Is” – Foreigner  – Elise

    “Stop Dragging My Heart Around” – Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty – Elise and Colton
    “Islands in the Stream” – Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton  – I like Skylar and Phillip for this
    “I’m So Excited” – The Pointer Sisters – Holly and Deandre
    “I Knew You Were Waiting For Me” – Aretha Franklin & George Michael – Joshua and Jessica

  5. I like it- Debarge-(Deandre)

    If you don’t know me by now- (Joshua)

    Wind beneath my wings (Hollie)

    That’s all- (Phillip)

    Time After Time-(Colton)

    Flashdance-What a feeling-(Skylar)

    How Will I know-(Jessica)

    I want to know what love is-(Elise)

    Not digging the song choices though, but this is my guess

  6. Wow, someone is actually doing “I Want to Know What Love Is,” one of my song suggestions! hahhaa

    •  Hi Branden,

      I know, the only thing is I would rather have her sing “Sweet Child O’ Mine instead,  that is if I am right on who i think will be singing this song tonite. 

  7. oh let me guess.. it’s Hollie singing Whitney’s song.. she wants to prove people she can as good as Jessica

  8. Colton Dixon – I want to know what love is.  Foreigner
    Deandre Brackensick – I like it. Debarge
    Elise Testone – Wind beneath My Wings  Bette Midler
    Hollie Cavanagh – What a feeling. Irene Cara
    Jessica Sanchez – How will I Know. W. Houston
    Joshua Ledet – If you don’t know me by now. Simply Red
    Phillip Phillips – That’s All. Genesis
    Skylar Laine –  Time
    After Time.  Laupner

    Duets: Stop Dragging My Heart Around: Elise & PP

    Islands in Stream: Skylar & Colton

    I’m so excited.  
    Hollie & Joshua

    I knew you were waiting for me.  Jessica & Deandre

    • I have to say “Wind Beneath My Wings” may well be the worst song ever!  I literally get ill when it comes on ….. I HATE that song.

      My guesses:

      I’d guess that “Wind Beneath My Wings” might be Colton…..

      A rough batch of songs —

      You know if Phil Collins is your biggest ‘Rock’ song — it’s a pretty vanilla list!

      •  Hi woodydog92,

        If she does, she may go back to the  doghouse again,  I hope not.
        Don’t get me wrong , I like that version, what concerns me is that version will go over the viewer’s head and will be deemed boring.

        Elise needs to build and maintain the momentum she had, that song
        will kill the fire she work so hard for the last 3 weeks.  Just my opinion.

  9. DeAndre- “I Like It”( Debarge)…………Whoot whoot!!!!!!!!
    1 2 3……go Dre!!!!!!

    • Deandre sucks sooooooo much he should’ve left long time ago. He’s the only one who can’t sing. he has that screechy and high pitched voice that’s really annoying. I can’t stand him. I don’t know what people see in him. sorry but that’s I feel. I hope he leaves this week and the judges should not waste the save on him if they do then that is the biggest mistake ever in Idol history

    • DeAndre has great vocals, beautiful and entertaining.  Perfect package. Joshua’s a talent too.

  10. This song list sucks! I might not watch tonight. LOL Well it kinda follows suit with the rest of the season. 

    • I have a feeling that Nigel and friends gave them the same limited list of approved songs.  This sucks!

      • Templar,
        I wonder what made you think so. Didn’t Jimmy said contestants came to him with several choices and he would help them to pick out one?

    • I’m with you.  To quote another Phil Collins song, “I just don’t care any more”.  Time to program the DVR — if I have to watch AI, I’ll have to do it late at night with headphones on, so as not to insult the music-lovin’ man of the house with these lame selections.  Here’s hoping the contestants can turn it around.  Cross your fingers.

  11. I have no idea who will sing what.
    Okay I have deduced and am now convinced that this is how it will be:

    Jessica Sanchez = How Will I Know

    Skylar Laine = If You Don’t Know Me By Now

    Joshua Ladet = Wind Beneath My Wings

    Hollie Cavanagh = What a Feeling

    Phillip Phillips = Thats All

    Ellise Testone = Time After Time

    Colton Dixon = I Want To Know What Love Is

    DeAndre Brackensick = I Like It

    Not all that convinced though. This is difficult…LOL

    • DeAndre sucks sooooo much, he should’ve left long time ago. He’s the only one who can’t sing. He has a screechy voice that’s really really annoying!!!!

  12. What??? No Michael Jackson or Madonna??? Seriously, it’s the 80’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. this isn’t really a leak. idol posted this on twitter on purpose. it’d really only be a leak if it named the contestants 

    •  Hi anon,

      Purposely done alright.  I guess they do not want us to enjoy watching tonite.   It is like saying, ok you had one good week last week, that’s all folks, game over back to boring, boring, boring, boring, ok?

  14. Just what I thought mostly ballads when there is a decade of music they could choose from. Who wants to bet that “Wind beneath My Wings” is either  Hollie or Jessica’s choice. I guess I should put on a pot of coffee tonight to stay awake for this, or maybe I should just skip and watch something else.

    I do admit however that “I want to know what love is” would be a good choice for Elise, but that song was done well by Jamar Rogers and the dude he was up against in his battle round on the Voice.

  15. heejun han will sing,,,God Bless America,,,,at the mets opening game tomorrow,,,the train hasn’t stop yet,,,it keeps going for  heejun….

  16. The choices are lame.  Hey, Idol…let america vote for the song choices.  Staying away from some of the more obvious choices, how about:
    Elise singing Survivor’s “I Can’t Hold Back”, Philip singing Eric Clapton’s “I Can’t Stand It”,  Skylar singing Juice Newton “Love’s Been a Little Bit Hard”, Hollie singing Barbra’s “I am a Woman in Love”, Joshua singing Night Ranger “Sister Christian” or Billy Ocean “Suddenly”, Jessica singing Heart “Alone”,Colton singing Guns N’ Roses “Patience”.DeAndre could sing Debarge.

  17. “That’s All” – Genesis >>> Philip“Time After Time” – Cyndi Lauper >>> Colton“Wind Beneath My Wings” – Bette Midler >>> Skylar“Flashdance… What a Feeling” – Irene Cara >>> Jessica“If You Don’t Know Me By Now” – Simply Red >> Joshua“I Like It” – DeBarge >>> Deandre“How Will I Know” – Whitney Houston >>> Hollie“I Want To Know What Love Is” – Foreigner >>> Elise

    I am so spot on!

    •  Hi judith15,

      By golly gee I think you are bang on,  let’s see tonite, good on ya!!

  18. That’s All” – Philip“Time After Time” – Skylar
    “Wind Beneath My Wings” – Joshua
    “Flashdance… What a Feeling” – Jessica
    “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” – Colton
    “I Like It” – Deandre
    “How Will I Know” – Hollie
    “I Want To Know What Love Is” – Elise

  19. Oh damn! Not the best selection but this is kinda tricky! How am i to know what jessica is supposed to do. When i saw the list, i was thinking, ah she’d go for time after time, but there’s flash dance, wind beneath my wings, how will i know…….goodluck jsan, kill it whatever that is!!!!! Soooooooo excted! This….is american idol!!!! Wooohoooooooo!!!!!

    • any song in that list will do for Jessica lindsay 🙂 ….trust me its gonna be a HIT ! 

    • wild guess …hmmmm…..Jessica will perform  ” How will i know” by whitney …:P

  20. Couldnt get it!! No one is doing through the fire???? That’s one of the coolest song in the 80s!!

  21. No one’s doing through the fire??? Com’on! That’s one of the coolesmsong in the 80s!!! Why oh why???

  22. Unless Joshua is doing How will I Know I think he’ll be in trouble if he does Simply Red Ithink it could be boring.
    I know that it is probably one of the girls but doing Whitney could be just what Joshua needs to stand out tonight

  23. I cant imagine other contestants singing “how will i know ” by whitney  …only Jessica can perform such song ..:)

  24. DeAndre Brackensick  and  Joshua Ledet need to go home. The hair flipping thing is NOT sexy but annoying.  Joshua needs to stop crying and no away peacefully..

  25. I believe, the judges in the name of trying to help … have poo pood on Holly and America will be influenced by that and she will be gone.
    I hope I am wrong.
    However, the real judges will vote when she preforms live and people
    like me will pay real money to see her and to buy her recordings.

  26. I just can’t stop playing the duet with Elise and Phillip.  Thought they need to record that Stevie Nicks song.  What a performance !!!  That was the hit of the night.

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