American Idol

‘American Idol’: Theme for Top 7 is… [UPDATE]

Credit: FOX

Credit: FOX

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.

-Nick

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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allforher58
allforher58

Lazaro should do an Elvis Song....seriously....he'd probably shine.  "Jailhouse Rock"

jbeee
jbeee

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.

 

 

djfabian
djfabian

I think Lazaro might actually surprise people.......he has managed to be a bit more uptempo than some other contestants...

takakupo
takakupo

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. 

*Sigh* 


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

Klope62
Klope62 moderator

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.

Mathieu R
Mathieu R

Interesting. Lazaro, Burnell and Amber will be bottom 3. They seem like the 3 least capable of rocking out. Maybe we will be surprised.

KariCook
KariCook

@Mikhail XO My money's on Candice. I wish someone would do the CCR version for once.

KariCook
KariCook

@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.

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

@jbeee Yeah, most of these song suggestions were posted before the update.


I really need to just wait for the press release next time.

takakupo
takakupo

Duets: 

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

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

@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. 

KevinB
KevinB

@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.

takakupo
takakupo

@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? 

KariCook
KariCook

@Mikhail XO That's always my hope as well, but you know someone will. Especially when there is are divsa on the stage.

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

@Klope62 @NickRoman1 So much for our hopes. Turns out the theme is actually CLASSIC rock, which really puts a damper on Burnell's chances of knocking it out of the ballpark, I think.


(I updated the post above to reflect this)