We’ve already seen some highlights for the “American Idol” top 3’s various hometown visits, and now, we know just what Candice Glover, Angie Miller, and Kree Harrison are going to each be performing for the most pivotal performance show of the season Wednesday night. There are three separate rounds in between mentor Jimmy Iovine’s pick, the judges’ pick, and also the pick of the producers. We don’t know if the judges are selecting for individual singers, or if this is something where they are making the decision collectively.
These spoilers come to us via Twitter, and we will have a little bit of analysis to go along with each one.
Candice Glover – “Next to Me” by Emile Sande, “Somewhere” from West Side Story, and “One” by U2. We rather like this list, since there’s a mix of modern music and classics in here that have not been overly done. The fact that Candice has made it through this whole season without having to sing “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston is a testament to her own savvy.
Angie Miller – “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” by Elton John, “Maybe” by Emile Sande, and “Try” by Pink. The last song choice is brilliant, we’re really not that familiar with “Maybe,” and the first first choice? Not so much. The majority of the time this Elton hit has been performed, it has not ended well.
Kree Harrison – “Here Comes Goodbye” by Rascal Flatts, “Better Dig Two” by The Band Perry, and “Perfect” by Pink – The last choice comes a little bit out of left field, the other two are solid picks. While Rascal Flatts can come across as cheesy, one of the real benefits to Kree is that she is great at finding connections to almost every song.
If you want to watch some performance highlights from all of the hometown visits, you really don’t have to look any further than the story over at the link here.