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Song List for American Idol 9 Top 4 Movie Week

Song List for American Idol 9 Top 4 Movie Week. It’s going to be a bloodbath – exactly how we like it! The list:

# (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams

# (I’ve Had) The Time of My Life – Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

# A Whole New World – Brad Kane & Lea Salonga

# Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In – The 5th Dimension

# Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do) – Christopher Cross

# Beauty and the Beast – Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson

# Can I Have This Dance – Vanessa Hudgens, Zac Efron & the Cast of HS Musical

# Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John & London Community Gospel Choir

# Can’t Fight the Moonlight – LeAnn Rimes

# Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins

# Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds

# Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

# Evergreen – Barbra Streisand

# Eye of the Tiger – Survivor

# Flashdance (What a Feeling) – Irene Cara

# Footloose – Kenny Loggins

# Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman – Bryan Adams

# I’m Alright (Theme from Caddyshack) – Kenny Loggins

# Into the West – Howard Shore and Annie Lennox

# Iris – Goo Goo Dolls

# It Might Be You (from Tootsie) – Stephen Bishop

# Kiss From a Rose – Seal

# Let the Riverrun – Carly Simon

# Moon River (from Moon River) – Audrey Hepburn & Henry Mancini

# Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkle

# My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion

# One Night Only – Jennifer Hudson, Deena Jones & The Dreams

# Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland

# Separate Lives – Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin

# Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

# Take My Breath Away (Love Theme from Top Gun) – Berlin

# Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

# We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) – Tina Turner

# You’ll Be in My Heart – Glenn Close & Phil Collins

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Kristen
Kristen

Does anyone else think that Lee should do "You'll be in my heart"? I think he'd be amazing with that. "Iris" is good too :) either way he'll be amazing. GO LEE! <33 xoxo

maggie
maggie

Casey would be crazy not to do "man of constant sorrow'. It IS his wheelhouse.

Crystal should go off list and do "Son of a Preacher Man" ala Joan Osborne.

"Iris" is the obvious choice for Lee, and "Kiss from a Rose" is obvious for Mike.

As far as the duets, I hate all the one's on the list. Hoping they let them do cooler songs than this.

elinor
elinor

Casey should sing kiss from a the rose or have you ever loved a woman or everything i do i do it for you ,to make another great moment like the jealous guy or heaven.I hope nobody gives him a bad advice this time.The blue skies arrangement was the most difficult in the frank sinatra night songs of all the contestants.Anyway maybe the producers just want to proof something to the viewers why they saved big mike so im not surprised if big mike will land in the top three.And the show's ratings will plunge much lower if that happens.

karen
karen

I WANT SIOBHAN BACK AND SHE CAN SHOW THEM ALL HOW IT IS DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

amor825
amor825

I would like Casey to sing Everything I Do. Or Kiss from a Rose. Or Iris. He should sing something ballad-ish. His voice suits the genre. Too bad Falling Slowly is not in the list. Kris Allen had a moment with it last year.

sweetangel1051
sweetangel1051

I'd like Lee to sing "Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman"... he has the right voice for it and the girls will love it. :)

J. May
J. May

This list of songs sucks so completely that it has sucked in its own suckiness. I'm a huge fan of Crystal and I can only see two songs on this list that are even remotely her and don't force her to abandon all artistic integrity. They are Summertime, Janis Joplin style or My Heart Will Go On, stripped down completely to just her and an acoustic guitar.

scorpio88
scorpio88

I already like Lee, but if he does Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls, I will love him forever. I've been waiting for someone to do that song for years. It's my all-time favourite song and band. His voice is PERFECT for it.

gizzzzmo
gizzzzmo

the list is sooo terrible. Mostly are suited for Lee. I would like Crystal to sing Evergreen (acoustic version). just her guitar and her amazing vocals...perfection!

bwatt27
bwatt27

Lee will probably do something obvious like "Iris" or "Don't You Forget About Me"

Casey could probably do really well on something like "Footloose" (although it would be a guitar-driven standard performance from him). He could also do something like "(Everything I Do) I Do it For You" which could prove a moment from him (when he did Heaven, he did a great job!).

Big Mike will do "Kiss From a Rose" if he wants to play it safe. I hope he does something like "Arthur's Theme" because I think he could really pull that off, and make his way into the Top 3 over Casey.

I'm most excited about Crystal though. I would love if she sang "Into the West" which I think could really give her a great moment. Which she needs. Or, "Up Where We Belong" which from her, would be believable, and absolutely beautiful. Here's to hoping she reads the blog and sings one of these songs. <3

Ger911
Ger911

I think Crystal should sing Evergreen! Just put her own twist to it . She's got the range and it could have a powerful ending! GO BO

pinkribbonchic
pinkribbonchic

Would love to hear Casey sing either:
It Might Be You (from Tootsie) – Stephen Bishop
Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman – Bryan Adams
I’m Alright (Theme from Caddyshack) – Kenny Loggins

Lee:
Iris – Goo Goo Dolls
(I know its a stretch but he could do it>>>)Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds

Crystal:
Let the Riverrun – Carly Simon

My sister said that last season the final 4 sung duets together. if that be the case i would love to hear Crystal and Casey sing "Up where We Belong"

I have no idea what Big Mike could sing.hopefully he dont pick Kiss From a Rose.

wayno10
wayno10

Lee should sing 'Kiss from a Rose' or for a change of pace, 'Evergreen'.

druzilla
druzilla

What an evil song list... so many karaoke traps... Can we all pray none of the contestants go for obvious?

Crystal doing Aquarius, Mike doing Endless Love, Kiss from a Rose or even Arthur's Theme, Lee doing anything Bryan Adams, Casey doing Kenny Loggins

Just seeing the title "Can't Fight the Moonlight" has me having flashbacks to goat girl Carmen Rasmusen, season 2. *shudders*

Bailey
Bailey

I really want to hear Lee sing "Iris" by The Goo-Goo Dolls. He has that edge in his voice to pull it off.

LL
LL

Are the producers trying to get rid of viewers? When they announce 'Sinatra night', I could hear the teens and early twenty somethings go 'who'? Now, they have picked a very narrow list of songs, most of which have not held up over time. I'm 46 and even I don't want this theme night using such a narrow list. No one on this show has the skills to rearrange the songs and make it 'their own', not like previous seasons where contestants either rearranged or picked an obscure version to sing. Where is 'My Sharona' used in Reality Bites? Would have been perfect for Casey. I don't see that any of these songs have much of a range and the judges complain that the contestants don't show enough vocal range. Makes me want to scream!!!!!!! Just once, could they have the viewers vote to pick the theme or even go as far as having a suggestion box once the theme is announced?

DJ
DJ

I think you're right about the bloodbath. A lot of these songs have either been done to death or else the originals are impossible to top or both. I don't see much to work with on this list. It seems like they set these poor contestants up to fail. So many of these songs are kind of cheesey and hokey, and it's a nearly impossible task to make them sound relevant. The judges are just giving themselves fodder for sarcastic critiques.

breaker
breaker

crystal needs to sing over the rainbow...

Ally
Ally

Some of the songs are okay! I think our dark horse will do great on any of these song choices! GO LEE!!!

MHiggy
MHiggy

I just discovered the song "Into the West" last week. It's chilling and moving and I agree, Crystal could seriously end the competition now with a good performance of it...

miss christie
miss christie

I'm with you Lin! No rainbow!!!! Please!!! And singing Summertime would just make the judges compare the singer to Fantasia. Never sing a song another contestant did really well unless you are SURE you can knock it out of the park - it never ends well.

chem
chem

Talking like that seem nosense to me, Lin. Look at what Fantasia did with Summertime! It's a chance to prove themselves, why not?

Aargh! Once again, Siobhan was robbed! Frank Sinatra and songs of the cinema theme are best themes for her! If Siobhan were still there, I hoped I could hear her "Summertime" version.

To someone below, no duets. Just 8 performances (maybe?). This show is getting boring and more!

lin
lin

No one should sing over the rainbow, summertime, or any of the highly oversung and over identified songs, unless they want to be subject to negative comparisons. Crystal needs to pick a big song (whether she likes it or not) and get back to making it her own, in her own style. Otherwise, Lee will stay out front.

Nana
Nana

Like always!!!! :) Go Lee!!!!!