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‘American Idol’: The two themes for next week are…

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Credit: AmericanIdol.com

Top 7 Week is a thing of the past, as we look onward to the Top 6 performance show on American Idol Season 12. The fifth week of finals will offer two themes, hopefully spelling the end of duets, and the beginning of two solo performances. But you just never know with this season.

Via The Idol Pad:

For the fifth week of the finals, there are two themes – the Bacharach-David Songbook and Free Choice, billed as “Songs You Wish You Wrote”.

The songbook of Hal David and Burt Bacharach offers some classic possibilities, but I don’t really know that any of them are relevant to who any of these people are trying to be as artists…well, except for maybe Lazaro. Perhaps “Songs You Wish You Wrote” will bear greater fruit for everyone else.

That said, since we can’t make suggestions about what songs we think the Idols should wish they’d written, I’ll instead simply link to this list of 17 Bacharach-David songs — a list that is probably longer than the one the contestants are actually given to choose from.

Bacharch-David Songbook

So what should each contestant sing? Sound off in the comments!

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jbeee
jbeee

Bacharach and David


Lazaro - What's new Pussycat (Frankly right now it doesn't seem to make a difference what he sings)

Candice - One Less Bell to Answer (lets her show power and be restrained at the same time)

Janelle - Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa

Kree - Walk on By

Angie - Make it Easy o Yourself - Walker Brothers version

Amber - A House is not a Home (someone is going to try this, they always do at some point in Idol)

mwk89
mwk89

If its anyone but Laz who gets the lowest votes, they'll use the save this week, guaranteed 

elementalman
elementalman

so season 12 is a reincarnation of season 1? where the top 3 will be either amber or candice (because we cant have both,) kree, and lazaro with the finale being a face off between lazaro and kree. its the tamayra, justin, kelly debacle all over again.

takakupo
takakupo

I'm ready for 3 renditions of "A House is Not A Home" and every other performance being a song we've heard on idol at least twice already.

doobeedoo
doobeedoo

it's puzzling that dizzyfeet doesn't realize how idiotic it is to have these themes EVERY week.  I mean, they haven't made it past the 70s!  That's 40 effing yrs ago.  So, if they did this sort of show in the 70s, would they have sung tunes from only the 30s and before?   I love this music but to do it exclusively is both insane and friggin weird and sad and delusionary.  Rickey, perhaps you can do a vote asking whether Dizzyfeet should retire and list the reasons.  

Rickey
Rickey moderator

Yes I've always wanted to hear songs from Burt Bacharach on the show! I am so excited for this! GO LAZARO!

mwk89
mwk89

@elementalman More chance of it raining $100 bills coast to coast than Laz making the finale. Not happening

doobeedoo
doobeedoo

@Rickey hahahahahahhhahahahahahahhahahahahhahaha...rickey so sarcastic and deadly.  And funny.  

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

@Rickey I'll give them this: at least they haven't done this theme since season one. 


Bad news for you, dear friend: This theme resulted in the elimination of season one's "Is he?/Isn't he?" heartthrob, RJ Helton. Which means bad news for Lazaro.

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

@Mikhail XO @Rickey I don't see what the point of hiring Nicki to round up younger viewers was if they're just going to keep doing themes like this. The Voice blind auditions have featured more current music in two weeks than Idol has in three and a half months of auditions, Hollywood Week, Vegas, Semifinals and Top 10 combined. 

Rickey
Rickey moderator

@NickRoman1 There is no way we'll have an all-girl Top 5. That is ratings suicide. Lazaro is the only thing keeping this show alive this season. He'll make Top 4 now. Is the save still in play?

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

@Rickey It is. And there are only two weeks left to use it. Next week, and Top 5 Week, when the theme will likely be "Songs From the Public Domain."