So what are the the remaining five contestants on “American Idol” going to be performing Wednesday night? Luckily, we now have the full set list moving into what could be a pivotal week for just about everyone left.
As previously reported, there is going to be a “British music” theme here — but the contestants are also going to sing a list of songs from the 1960s, and (to the surprise of no one at this point) many of them have been covered on the show a number of times before. (We’ve also attached some of our picks for the songs to go along with them.
The songs fo the 1960s
- The Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” – We’re guessing Joshua Ledet…
- The Box Tops’ “The Letter” – Obvious Phillip Phillips performance?
- Ike and Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary” – Jessica Sanchez could totally rock this.
- CCR’s “Fortunate Son” – It’s not a sure thing, but we see this as being Skylar Laine.
- Ike and Tina Turner’s “River Deep, Mountain High” – Really, this seems like a Hollie Cavanagh performance.
- The Bee Gees’ “To Love Somebody” – Skylar? We’re not sure.
- The Zombies’ “Time of the Season” – Based on what we have seen from other people covering this song, we would have to bet on Jessica or Hollie.
- Leona Lewis’ “Bleeding Love” – It’s either Jessica or Hollie, just like we said before.
- Joe Cocker’s “You Are So Beautiful” – Joe Cocker sees perfect for Phillip.
- Dusty Springfield’s “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” – This could be either Hollie (who has already done a Springfield song this season) or Joshua — but we’re betting on the latter.
There are also going to be a duet and a trio this week, set to Jackie Wilson’s “Higher and Higher” and The Righteous Brothers’ “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.”
Do you like some of these songs, or are you really hoping like us for more original choices on the show?