Tonight on American Idol 2018, the Top 7 will each perform two songs each, and at the end of the night, two more finalists will be sent home, leaving us with the American Idol Top 5.
In this episode, “American Ido 2018l” will break more boundaries as the show pays tribute to music luminary Prince. The Top 7 will take on the legendary Prince catalogue, paying homage to the late icon in a historic first-time tribute episode by a singing competition series. The tribute continues “American Idol”’s longstanding relationship with the Prince family, following Prince’s live performance on the show in 2006. Iconic musician Sheila E., who toured with Prince earlier in her career, will perform with “American Idol” music director, Kris Pooley, and the house band for this special tribute.
Golden Globe® and GRAMMY®-nominated artist Nick Jonas will lend his expertise to the Top 7 finalists as mentor for this week’s performances. In addition to singing a song from Prince’s catalogue, each contestant will also sing a song from the year of their birth. — ABC
American Idol 2018 Top 7 Song choices
“Jungle Love” from Prince’s catalogue
“Who Will Save Your Soul” by Jewel (1996)
Caleb Lee Hutchinson
“When Doves Cry” from Prince’s catalogue
“Amazed” by Lonestar (1999)
“Manic Monday” from Prince’s catalogue
“Oops! … I Did It Again” by Britney Spears (2000)
“How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore” from Prince’s catalogue
“I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack (2000)
“Kiss” from Prince’s catalogue
“Back At One” by Brian McKnight (1999)
“Nothing Compares 2 U” from Prince’s catalogue
“If It Makes You Happy” by Sheryl Crow (1997)
Michael J. Woodard
“I Would Die 4 U” from Prince’s catalogue
“My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion (1997)
Be sure to join us back here tonight for your American Idol 2018 results to find out who went home and then a little later for our full recap of tonight’s episode.