American Idol Spoilers: 2014 Top 8 Song Theme – Round 2!

The American Idol season 13 Top 8 will take the stage again next week, and this time around, there will be no saves! Once again, American Idol 2014 spoilers tell us the song theme for the next round will be very broad. So the finalists will have plenty of songs to choose from, for good or ill.

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Picking the right song is becoming even more vital as we creep ever closer to the American Idol 2014 finale. One bad performance could send you home, and one great performance could save you from elimination. So far, these really wide open song themes this year have not really improved the song choices, in our opinion. We actually think the contestants might benefit from a bit more guidance when it comes to selecting what to sing each week.

With that said, American Idol spoilers from TV Line reveal the Top 8 will be headed back to the 80’s next week and that could prove to be very entertaining. Some of the finalists on the show weren’t even born until the 80’s were long over!

We can see singers like Caleb Johnson and Jessica Meuse finding this to be a totally comfortable song theme, while younger contestants like Sam Woolf and Jena Irene Ascuitto could find it a bit more challenging. We’re pretty sure Malaya Watson will go diva, CJ Harris will do something soulful, and Dexter Roberts will do country, so they’ll kind of skirt around the quirky 80’s music vibe and probably be able to stay in their comfort zones.

Oh, and if you were wondering about host Ryan Seacrest soliciting fans to send #IdolRequest song requests on Twitter, that’s probably for an upcoming theme week and not for 80’s night.1




  1. If there was ever a week for Dexter to sing “Keep Your Hands To Yourself” by the Georgia Satellites, this would be it.

  2. I’d like to hear Jena sing Selena’s “Dreaming of you tonight”. Sam, Brian Adams “We’re in heaven”.

    • If they do duets again, I’ve posted for Malaya and Jena to do “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”

  3. “True Colors,” Jena on the piano….flawless. That would be really amazing.

  4. Here is what I think would be the perfect line up for all of the contestants for 80s night
    Caleb: Every rose has its thorn by Poison
    Sam: Rocky Mountain Way by Joe Walsh
    Malaya: I wanna dance with somebody by Whitney
    CJ: Keep your hands to yourself by Georgia Satellites
    Dexter: LIving on a prayer by Bon Jovi
    Jess: Heart of Stone by Taylor Dane
    Jena: In the air tonight by Genesis

    Each song would not only challenge each of them (well, maybe not Caleb) and then would out the weak ones. HOwever each song is right within each one’s range and each one presents the opportunity to do something different with it.

    • and I meant to say CJ: Living on a prayer and Dexter: Keep your hands to yourself.

    • not bad Nikol…not bad at all…scroll up and tell me what you think of my picks…we are not far off.. we know our idols..

  5. Caleb: Send Her My Love by Journey. It’s tailor-made for a reigning in a big voice like Perry did and show that softer side that Harry has been asking him to do.
    Jessica: Angel of the Morning (covered by Juice Newton in the 80s)
    Alex: Veronica by Elvis Costello
    Sam: Against All Odds by Phil Collins
    Malaya: How Will I Know by Whitney Houston
    Jena: True Colors by Cyndi Lauper
    C.J.: Anything by Bob Segar
    Dexter: If Tomorrow Never Comes by Garth Brooks

    • Good list. except I would change Sam’s song to Jessie’s Girl.. he is the teen heartthrob this season!! and Caleb would do well with Journey or Bob Seger.. C.J. John Cougar Mellencamp or even Terence D’Arby’s Sign your name across my heart.. Add Alabama and George Strait for Dexter.. I love Elvis Costello.. good call for Alex!!!

      • Weird, but I had thought of another Patty Smyth song for Jena…Goodbye To You, but Warrior would have been great, too. Love Scandal/Patty!

  6. Dexter could sing Forever And Ever Amen, Randy Travis, What’s Forever For, Michael Martin Murphey, or Old Flame, Alabama

  7. I think ” I wanna dance with somebody” whitney houston would be perfect for Malaya….Richard Marx “right here waiting ” for Sam. “holding back the years” Simply red for Alex. “Beth” Kiss for Caleb. “Hit me with your best shot” pat benatar for Jena. “Landslide” Stevie Nicks for Jessica. “”I just called to say I love you” Stevie wonder for CJ. “dont hand me know lines” Georgia sattelites for Dexter. YES I know my eighties and my contestants…I love my idols

  8. You left Alex Preston off the list. Please add him on. He’s the best out off all of them 🙂

  9. My wish list:
    Duets; Malaya & Jena Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”
    Jess & Caleb Cher & Cetara “After All”
    Alex & Sam Bon Jovi “You Give Love A Bad Name”
    Dex & CJ “G Jones “I Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool”

    Jess “Just Like Jesse James [Cher]
    Alex “More Than I Can Say [Leo Sayer]
    Malaya “Let’s Hear It Foe The Boy” [Deniece Williams]
    CJ “The Chair” G Strait
    Caleb “I Can’t Fight This Feeling [REO Speedwagon]
    Dexter “Keep Your Hands To Yourself [Georgia Satellites]
    Jena “It Must Have Been Love [Roxette]
    Sam ” “If I Had You” [Alabama]

  10. I think Caleb should sing Holding back the years by simply red.
    Malaya- Greatest Love of all or once in a lifetime- talking heads
    For Alex- acoustic- bizarre love triangle or in between days
    Jessica- Heaven is a place on earth
    Jena- Blue Monday

  11. I think C.J. would do a good job with John Mellencamps Pink Houses.. fans would love it.. And also for Jess.. Edie Brickells.. what I am.. would be a good choice.. imo

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