Tonight on American Idol, Disney Week is here! This may become an annual event over on ABC, as once a season the show can encourage their contestants to take a look at the entire Disney catalog and pick something appealing that suits them. It’s a smart move for them in terms of being able to use this show to promote other properties — and it’s probably a good move for the contestants, provided that they pick the right song and then find a way to actually make it individual and iconic to them.
Below, you can see all of the individual song spoilers leading into tonight’s episode — with a few impressions on all of them, in turn. You can also check out our recent video at the bottom of this article for thoughts on this past results show! If you enjoy this, remember to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube and also take a look at our American Idol playlist. You don’t want to miss any other updates that we’ve got coming.
Alejandro Aranda – “Remember Me” from Coco. This isn’t a song we were that familiar with as someone who doesn’t see a lot of movies these days. We’re mostly curious if he’s going to take on the Spanish-language part alongside the English. It’s going to be a challenge for him since this isn’t the most well-known Disney song in the mix.
Alyssa Raghu – “Colors in the Wind” from Pocahontas. This is a much more well-known song and one with a lot of soaring vocals. In theory, this is one that she should be able to nail if given a proper opportunity and if her vocals land.
Dimitrius Graham – “You’ll Be in My Heart” from Tarzan. As a sucker for most Phil Collins songs, we’re actually somewhat excited to see precisely what it is that Dimitrius ends up doing with this song.
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon – “Candle on the Water” from Pete’s Dragon. This is a song somewhat forgotten within the sands of time but if you listen to the origin, it’s perfect for Jeremiah. It has a recognizable melody and an emotional message.
Laci Kaye Booth – “I See the Light” from Tangled. Will she tackle both parts? Given that Laci has a certainly similarity to Rapunzel, she’s also probably the most-likely person to be dressed somewhat like a character in the movie.
Laine Hardy – “Oo-De-Lally” from Robin Hood. If Laine wants to continue to be this sort of old-school pop / rockabilly singer, this is probably one of the better choices for him. It’s fun, though we’re not sure how many viewers under 18 know the song at all.
Madison VanDenburg – “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. Another recent Disney song, but probably one of the most iconic. Even if you haven’t seen this movie, there’s a great chance that you’ve at least heard this song. Madison has a chance for a big moment with it.
Uche – “121” from A Goofy Movie. This song is from a 1995 movie, but it feels still from 1988. It’s a fun track that’s going to give him a chance to really move around and do a lot of what Uche does best on this show.
Wade Cota – “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from Toy Story. Sure, it may not offer Wade up a lot in terms of big notes or moments, but this is a well-known, memorable, and sentimental song that a lot of viewers out there will know.
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