American Idol 11 Top 7 Redux – Song Spoilers
Who’s excited for tonight? The American Idol Top 7 take the stage again to win your votes. The theme is “Now & Then.” The contestants much choose a Billboard No. 1 song from 2000 to today, and the other song must be a soul song from a previous decade.
As usual, Idol has leaked the setlist for tonight.
Take a good look:
“No One” by Alicia Keys - Elise?
“I Believe” by Fantasia – Jessica?
“Rolling in the Deep” by Adele - Phillip?
“U Got It Bad” by Usher - Joshua?
“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga - Skylar? (there’s a country version of this)
“Fallin'” by Alicia Keys - Hollie?
“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga - Colton Dixon (CONFIRMED)
“In the Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett - Hollie?
“A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke - Joshua?
“September” by Earth, Wind, & Fire - Elise?
“Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield - Skylar?
“Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding - Colton?
“Heard it Through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye - Jessica?
“Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye - Phillip?
I made a Spotify playlist of all the songs. Take a listen HERE.
Let the speculation commence! Who is singing what?!
Got Something to Add?
Josh- I Believe
P2- U Got it bad
Hollie Rolling in the Deep
Skylar Born this WAy
Elise No One
I have no idea about the Then songs. I know Colton's for sure on the now and my biggest hope is that Elise is doing No One, so I hope I'm right on that one. Hollie will continue to be the biggest fail at picking songs by picking a song by the artist everyone has been saying no one should ever cover again. Good lord Josh, Believe really, then again I can see Hollie totally choosing it too as another mistake and Rolling in the Deep being done by Josh and it have a gender switch that'll make it a little more acceptable.
Colton just tweeted about trees so may be he's doing Heard it through the grapevine.
Just going off of what I've seen Elise do in studio, I'm saying she's doing the Usher song. This could prove to be a big breakout for her. "Son of a Preacher Man" is either hers or Skylar--but "September" seems right for her, too.
My mind just went numb reading these spoiler. I can't imagine how boring it will be tonight. So many overdone songs!!!!
If any of the women got to the finale, in any order, as long as there were two of them, I'd be very happy. I've seen Hollie and Jessica's "Rolling in the Deep" cover and Hollie wins that one hands down so if she covers that then I'll be okay but I'm almost hoping that she does "Born this Way" and sings the "No matter gay straight or bi-" part so she can go out with a bang and be the first one on live tv to sing it :P Her best friend is Joshua after all and come people....come on.
Hollie did No One for her top 24 qualifying performance last year and didn't make it. I think it would be cool if she sang it tonight, and hope she does.
Colton I guess is doing bad romance? I can't say I didn't expect this, gonna be another falsetto driven creepshow.
Whoever is doing rolling in the deep, I pray for them.
Joshua needs to do Son of a Preacher Man - but he won't :(
All I know is I'm voting for everyone but Plantchez tonight. Holly will get the most votes, followed by Elise, Skylar, and Joshua.
I vote that they never ever sing "Heard it Through the Grapevine" again; I'm sick to death of that song no matter who sings it!
Things im 100% sure of tonight: 1) The judges will give Colton a standing ovation even if it isn't that great of a performance. 2) Jessica will be pimped to death. After, everyone will complain and cry but if you really think about it when was the last time she closed the show? Exactly, its been awhile. While artists like Elise have closed the show twice in three(?) wks(Whole lotta love and You&I)..so back off haters. 3) Tonight is gonna suck. 2 Alicia Keys songs? 2 Lady Gaga songs? Adele?!!? I thought we all were on the same page that Adele wasn't to be sung again. Unless someone has some kind of magical arrangement for one of these songs, its gonna be a long night.
..on a side note I really have no clue who is singing what. So kuddo's for confusion. The only one that jumps out at me is I Believe and A change is gonna come for Joshua but who knows at this point. All week people have said a change is gonna come would be perfect for him, and honestly who else would sing fantasia other than mantasia.
These are my picks. Not quite sure about the Then slots, but pretty sure these are the Now choices
“No One” by Alicia Keys – Hollie
“I Believe” by Fantasia – Joshua
“Rolling in the Deep” by Adele – Jessica
“U Got It Bad” by Usher – Phillip
“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga - Skylar
“Fallin’” by Alicia Keys – Elise
“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga - Colton
“In the Midnight Hour” by Wilson Pickett- Philip
“A Change is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke – Joshua
“September” by Earth, Wind, & Fire - Elise
“Son of a Preacher Man” by Dusty Springfield – Skylar
“Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding - Colton
“Heard it Through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye – Jessica
“Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye - Hollie
Elise has already said in her interviews that her dream song to sing on the idol stage is "A Change Is Gonna Come" with a full orchestra. I'm betting No One and ACIGC for Elise.
Personally, I think Elise will steer clear of Adele and Gaga. She's already done both, and she seems the smart one of the group. LOL
I think this will be the the singers for NOW:
“No One” by Alicia Keys – Hollie (coz she sang this before)
“I Believe” by Fantasia – Joshua (Fantasia fan?)
“Rolling in the Deep” by Adele – Elise (only her or Jessica can pull this off?)
“U Got It Bad” by Usher – Phillip (coz he sang Usher at Hollywood or Las Vegas)
“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga - Jessica (Maria Aragon 2.0)
“Fallin’” by Alicia Keys – Skylar (Either her or Hollie will sing this)
“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga - Colton (rock version?)
It seems only no. 1 hits at the Billboard Hot 100. No country song for Skylar.
Hollie sang No One before she got cut last year in the Top 24. She might sing that. Interesting to have so many soul songs in the Now section.
My picks for NOW:
“No One” by Alicia Keys – Skylar
“I Believe” by Fantasia – Joshua
“Rolling in the Deep” by Adele – Colton
“U Got It Bad” by Usher – Phillip
“Born This Way” by Lady Gaga - Jessica
“Fallin’” by Alicia Keys – Hollie
“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga - Elise
Seems like a semi bizarre set list and ugh more f'in adele? why? I'd laugh so hard if Joshua did "Born this Way" tho
@elfstar89 It could also be "September," with trees around him to set the mood lol
((if you go to iTunes and look her up, she's done a lot of guest vocals for low-key rappers over a few albums. this is why I think she's doing Usher.))
@aquayers actually I think they're all great songs, It's going to be fun to watch.
@esqape I pray for EVERYONE who's doing repeats tonight. Tonight is not the night to do that and those people will get pummeled unless they are Jessica Sanchez. I'm with you on this one though, Esqape :] Hollie all the way! Time to work my fingers to the bone and power vote (I've never power voted before :D).
LETS GET TWO WOMEN TO THE FINALE!!!!!!
@rezzzy Lets vote for everyone except Philip and Colton :D
@MrsKarrieT Yeah, whoever is singing that is going home tomorrow. I'm worried about the people who sing Alicia Keys too.
@Mg12 Whoever is singing "A Change is Going to Come" better be singing "Born this Way", that's all I know >,.>
@Mg12 I doubt he'll sing TWO ballads. That would just be dumb.
And Elise is awesome, so she deserves to close the show EVERY week :)
@Mockingjay Really? If that's the case then Joshua would sing "Try a Little Tenderness"
@Mockingjay So, she'll now be singing two songs already sang by Adam Lambert on AI? Hmm...
@Sowsyalite It's been confirmed that Colton will be doing Bad Romance. I suspect it will either be stripped down or a full on rock version. Hmm.
@Idolwild Two ballads? doubtful
@Rickey Colton is doing Bad Romance (new spoiler)
@Joystickenvy I think Jessica might do that. Joshua should sing I Believe.
@jlscott13 What if she sings Bad Romance.
@takakupo this i like.... lets give these teen girls a lesson lol
@jlscott13 Elise closing the show every week? I second the motion!
@Idolwild That would fit him well. It will sound great on Jessica too!
@Sowsyalite And by Haley and Felicia Barton if the "No One" prediction is true :D Also, Adam's version of A change sucked, especially compared to Syesha Mercado's.
@Sowsyalite Who cares what crater face sang? It's not like he owns those songs. He just did one more karaoke cover.
@Sowsyalite I don't think she even knows that Adam did that song. She said it herself that she doesn't watch Idol much. Only people who care if she sings a song that Adam sang back in S8 are either die-hard Glamberts or Elise haters. For me, I don't really care, just as long as she kills it.
@jlscott13 So many rock covers on youtube. But you're right, he can do a stripped down version on piano.
@jlscott13 hmm... I didn't think of that. But the Fantasia song is more Gospel and suited for him as well as Sam Cooke's song which I predicted before the list came out. He's the only one who can do "A Change is Gonna Come." Interesting to see what happens.
@Rickey That actually would be good as well, but she did Gaga last week, I pray she doesn't do more Gaga. Too. Much. Gaga. lol
@jlscott13 Prolly some Pop Christian group versio we don't know. LOL.
@Sowsyalite From what his bassist is saying, it's a VERY different arrangement than we'd expect...