American Idol Spoilers: What the Top 8 Will Be Singing!

We have to say thank you for our latest American Idol spoilers to finalist Jena Irene Ascuitto, who leaked the this week’s Top 8 song theme and song list last week We love it when we find out spoilers about upcoming shows right from the contestants themselves.

*UPDATE: Click here for our full recap of tonight’s show with performance videos!

American Idol 2014 Auditions Detroit Jena Asciutto

In an interview after her performance on Wednesday, Jena Irene dished up the American Idol 2014 spoilers on what the singers who survive tonight’s elimination results will be singing in the next finals round. According to Jena, the song theme is ‘audition songs’ for next week.

Each of the finalists will be reportedly be reprising their audition songs from the beginning of season 13 to compare and contrast how much they’ve changed. We think this is an interesting choice from the producers and could put some of the contestants at more of an advantage than others.

For example, Dexter Roberts has been told repeatedly that he needs to shake things up and show viewers a different side of himself. And yet, he can’t really do that when he’s being asked to sing the same song he did during his audition. Producers have at least allowed him to pick his secondary audition song, and not the one that was aired on TV… but it’s still kind of the same sort of song he’s been doing anyway.

Plus, three of the Top 8 actually did their own songs during their auditions, which could give them a boost from the judges and the voters for ‘originality’. Although Caleb is going to be going with his secondary audition song instead of his original, Jess and Alex are both going to be reprising their originals tonight.

For those who might have trouble remembering what song each of the current finalists auditioned with, here’s the list below with their original audition videos. (Note that Caleb Johnson and Dexter Roberts will actually be performing secondary, NON-aired audition songs, not the ones below. Caleb will be doing “Chain of Fools” by Aretha Franklin. Dexter will be doing “One Mississippi” by Brett Eldredge.)

Alex Preston – Original song

Caleb Johnson –  Original song “Into the Void”

CJ Harris – “Soul Shine” by Allman Brothers

Dexter Roberts – “I Like to Drive” by Casey James

Jena Irene – “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele

Jessica Meuse – Original song “Blue Eyed Lie”

Malaya Watson – “Ain’t No Way” by Aretha Franklin

Sam Woolf – “Lego House” by Ed Sheeran




  1. I do want to hear how the original songs [Caleb’s, Jessica’s and Alex’s] sound with a band. Acapella doesn’t do it with just one voice.

  2. I don’t think singing their Original Songs [Caleb’s, Jessica’s and Alex’s] would give them an edge this week, the judges might give good comments with them, but the viewers are not so familiar with their songs, so they might get bored as they can not relate with the song. But still, I don’t think one of the three who will sing their Origs will get into the stool, they’re the ones who became really strong all over the competition.

    • I disagree. Original songs are something that’s never done at this stage of the competition. It will definitely shake up the competition. It’s something new and possibly exciting. Plus it gives those three (Caleb, Alex, and Jessica) a pretty good edge because they’re the only three people who have never been in the Bottom 3. It’s a very smart move.

  3. Updated:

    Dexter Roberts – One Mississippi by Brett Eldredge
    Caleb Johnson – Chain of Fools by Aretha Franklin

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