‘American Idol’: Theme for Top 7 is… [UPDATE]
UPDATE: According to the official network press release, the theme is CLASSIC Rock (No Ballads), so current songs are excluded. Color me slightly less excited.
We’re down to seven finalists on American Idol, each one more fond of ballads than the one before. But there are no ballads to hide behind next week!
For the fourth week of the finals, the theme is Rock (Excluding Ballads).
Via: The Idol Pad
What do you think about this theme? Who will do well? And what should each finalist sing? Sound off in the comments!
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Rist I look at what people are suggesting and see a lot of things that aren't eligible...Imagine? Kings of Leon? Gnarls Barkley? Please...maybe they were posted before the update. Here is what I could see them doing...
Lazaro - Simply Irresistible or Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer
Candice - Barracuda by Heart
Amber - Proud Mary by CCR/Tina Turner
Janelle - Tequila Sunrise by The Eagles
Burnell - I Shot the Sheriff by Eric Clapton
Kree - We Gotta Get out of this Place by The Animals
Angie - Edge of Seventeen by Stevie Nicks
Now that is a CLASSIC rock lineup. The hard part is that so much of classic rock is reliant on guitar rifts less than it is on vocal melodies, making this a real challenge.
I think Lazaro might actually surprise people.......he has managed to be a bit more uptempo than some other contestants...
WHY THE HELL have they cut Idol down to one song per contestant this season? One of the best reasons to watch AI 11 was that they actually gave way more sing time to the contestants, duets be damned.
Angie - Use Somebody by Kings of Leon
Candice - Sex is on Fire by Kings of Leon or Crazy by Knarls Barkley
Janelle - I will Wait by Mumford and Sons
Amber - November Rain by Guns N' Roses or Sweet Child O' Mine
Burnell - I Just Wanna Make Love to You by Etta James
Lazaro - Imagine by John Lenon
Excited for this theme!
Doom for Laz, definitely ...but I'm interested what the rest of the folks can do. It could, of course, naturally be a disaster too.
Interesting. Lazaro, Burnell and Amber will be bottom 3. They seem like the 3 least capable of rocking out. Maybe we will be surprised.
@Mikhail XO My money's on Candice. I wish someone would do the CCR version for once.
@jbeee I just hope no one does House Of The Rising Sun. I feel like a lot of classic rock songs have been sung on Idol, just not all in one night so I hope they branch out and do some different songs for once. And I would DIE if someone sings Eagles. Or Tom Petty. I feel like this theme would be miles better if it was mostly guys instead of grls.
@jbeee Yeah, most of these song suggestions were posted before the update.
I really need to just wait for the press release next time.
Angie and Janelle - Fast Car Tracy Chapman (on piano and guitar)
Candice and Kree - What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
Amber, Lazaro and Burnell - Another one Bites the dust by Queen or We are the Champions
@Klope62 I'm just stoked to see Burnell FINALLY forced to do something uptempo. It was getting ridiculous how far out of his way he kept going to keep from having to ever do something different.
@Mathieu R i think some of Devin's supporters will go to Burnell. Lazaro will have a very rough night and should be almost guaranteed to be bottom 3. i also am thinking that Amber and maybe Angie are in trouble. During some of the more up-tempo performances when Burnell wasn't going solo, he actually was great when he was up-tempo. So he might really shine -- but he HAS to pick the right song.
@Mathieu R It will be super interesting to see what Amber can pull out of her repertoire since she really is the only one who hasn't done uptempo yet out of all the girls, right?
@Mikhail XO That's always my hope as well, but you know someone will. Especially when there is are divsa on the stage.