American Idol 11 Top 6 – Theme is Queen – Katy Perry & Stefano Langone Perform
It’s been confirmed! Rickey.org reported last night that Queen would be performing with American Idol’s Top 6 next week. That’s not all, folks! The remaining contestants will be taking on the songbook of…QUEEN! There is no word on a second theme, but the Queen songbook is pretty massive. The contestants will also be performing with band members Brian May and Roger Taylor!
Slated to perform on the results show is pop star Katy Perry performing her new song “Part of Me” and Season 10 alum Stefano Langone — who will debut his first single “I’m on a Roll.” Take a listen to it HERE.
Also, the Queen tribute band The Queen Extravaganza will be heating up with results stage as well.
Via press release:
COLTON DIXON ELIMINATED ON “AMERICAN IDOL” TOP SIX FINALISTS PERFORM LIVE PLUS A SPECIAL GROUP PERFORMANCE WITH QUEEN’S BRIAN MAY AND ROGER TAYLOR, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, ON FOX
Katy Perry, The Queen Extravaganza and Season 10 Finalist Stefano Langone to Performon Next Results Show Thursday, April 26
Colton Dixon was eliminated tonight on AMERICAN IDOL after he received the fewest of the 53 million votes cast for the finalists. Also on tonight’s results show, LMFAO performed their smash hit, “Sorry For Party Rocking,” and AMERICAN IDOL Season Eight winner Kris Allen performed his new single, “The Vision Of Love.”
Next week, on Wednesday, April 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Six – Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone – return to the IDOL stage to sing for America’s votes on a Queen-themed performance show. The finalists also will get to perform a group medley with Brian May and Roger Taylor, original members of the legendary rock group Queen.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, April 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the live results show to find out which Top Six finalist is sent home. In addition, Katy Perry will perform her newest single, “Part of Me”; the official touring Queen tribute, The Queen Extravaganza, will perform their classic smash hit “Somebody To Love”; and AMERICAN IDOL Season 10 finalist Stefano Langone will perform his new single, “I’m On A Roll.”
So, guys, it’s time to speculate!!!
What do you want your favorite Idol to sing?! Stay tuned to the blog for my top picks.
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According to WIKI encyclopedia
Jessica- Radio Gaga
phillip- We are the champions
elise - somebody to love
hollie- love of my life
joshua- the show must go on
skylar - the miracle
phillp- its not over daughtry
elise- We are ana johnson
hollie- candle of the wind
joshua- lean on me
Just as a lot of us have been saying, Queen has been a resoundingly loser night on Idol: http://whatnottosing.com/artists.asp?id=212
The highest that anyone's ever been able to achieve with a Queen song is 90, then 81, then 68, and then everything just gets really middling after that. Just the fact that Nygel is revisiting a theme that's already been done AGAIN is a disservice in itself. Isn't he the least bit inventive to do something besides repetition? Just like Billy Joel night, it's been done before and I fear that this one will be a snoozer (although they have two songs apparently and the other one is just wide open which makes me happy but still worried). The only thing working in the nights favor is that you have *6 (That asterisk is for Philip, the no-notes street performer) very capable vocalists who know how to sing a song.
RT @JelloPurple: @dizzyfeet Are the idols going to sing 2 Queen Songs for next week?[NO ONLY ONE QUEEN SONG AND ANY SONG THEY WANT TO SING.]
Nigel Tweeted this a couple hours ago. You should update the post ! I Hope Jessica Chooses a Good Song that wins her some new fans and Gets the Pimp Slot. She's the only contestant left who hasn't got the Pimp Slot this season.!
Here are some suggestions:
Elise - "We are the Champions" / "Bohemian Rhapsody"
Hollie - "Who Wants to Live Forever"
Jessica - "Somebody to Love" / "Show Must Go On"
Joshua - "Don't Stop Me Now"/ "Show Must Go On"
Phillip - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" / "Under Pressure" / 'Killer Queen'
Skylar - "We Will Rock You"/ "Killer Queen"
I don't recommend 'Another One Bites the Dust', though. It's too prophetic. What do you guys think?
For Joshua: I like 'Don't Stop Me Now', Who Wants to Live Forever and "The Show Must Go On". Does anyone know if they are doing 2 Queen songs each?
So. During Colton Dixon's satellite call today he said he would have been performing 'Show Must Go On'...Moulin Rouge style....with a choir...
SO GLAD that is not happening. LOL
I bet Hollie will singing "Who Wants to Live Forever"
and Phillip between "We Are the Champions" or "Bohemian Rhapsody"
I'm not looking forward to this at all. I like Queen but I keep getting flashbacks of the band members refusing to do a different version of their song for Ace Young in season 6. I understand that you have some principal or whatever when it comes to your material but it is not the tune of the gods. It deserves to be changed and melded into other things, especially sine the guy who made it famous was an artist who did the same thing every time he sang it (Rest in peace Freddy). Besides, Queen is a very.....particular sound. I have little doubt that the top 6 can pull it off. Except Philip :P
@Samson58 Should have been Shakira :D
@Idolwild Skylar can sing "Love of My Life" in country way.
@jlscott13 Awww, Soyon would have been so excited. Now she's stuck with Joshua's suits and Phillip's greys :)
@jlscott13 oh god ha ha ha!
@fds Both are very difficult to sing. It could be risky for him. I think he should do "Crazy little Thing Called Love". That suits his style more.
@takakupo And Elise, remember, she did rock at Led Zeppelin ;)
@Mg12 I actually see Hollie singing that. Jessica seems to go for more obscure pieces that offer up an artistic side of her. I really hope Elise doesn't do it cause that's way too obvious.
@fds This theme is tailor made for him and Elise!
@jlscott13 For Elise to have a moment: "We are the Champions" could be the perfect song.
@jlscott13 YES! But for Elise it all comes down to song selection. I like Queen but I don't know their songbook that well. I hope does @___@
@jlscott13 Haha, totally and Hollie is in big effin' trouble this week XD
@jlscott13 Lucky for them, i can't wait next week!
@bwatt27 Well, considering the show will still be 2 hours, I bet they'll do two songs.
@jlscott13 I want Elise to do "Innuendo" or "Killer Queen"
@takakupo I do know it pretty well. My guess is that she also grew up listening to it like she did Zeppelin.
All I know is, she needs to have a moment next week. *fingers crossed*
@jlscott13 jess should do somebody to love.... perfect,, they should add a second theme, this is so tailored for elise and philip
@jlscott13 I'm pretty sure she could have a moment like Kat Mcphee had on Queen night way back in season 5 singing who wants to live forever. could be a moment.
@jlscott13 She's got the range to sing a Queen ballad and she's worked on the attitude, but I'm just afraid she'll stumble with a particular artist out of her zone like she did in Billy Joel week.
@takakupo Yup. Hollie will crash and burn I think.