American Idol’s remaining 4 contestants are headed to the cinema this week. With Jamie Foxx help, the Idol hopefuls will be singing songs from the movies.
This is Jamie’s second visit to American Idol as a mentor. Foxx worked with Season 8 contestants last year during Big Band week.
Just over two weeks remain until the American Idol season finale, and the Top 4 are running out of time to win over fans and secure the much-needed votes to advance to the big show.
One of the biggest challenges Idol competitors face every season is song choice. The judges slam them for poor song selection on a regular basis. Fans tune out when their favorites pick a song they’ve never heard of.
Here’s what I think the Top 4 contestants will choose – perhaps not what they should sing, but what I think they will sing.
American Idol Top 4 – Michael “Big Mike” Lynche
Big Mike hasn’t shown a lot of diversity in song choice, so I think it’s obvious that he will pick Seal’s Kiss from a Rose from Batman Forever.
American Idol Top 4 – Crystal Bowersox
Crystal needs to get back to belting out a great performance. After a couple of weeks singing songs with “secret” personal reasons, she just wasn’t connecting with the fans, or the judges. It is possible to make that connection without losing sight of who she is. My pick for Crystal is Summertime from the classic Porgy and Bess.
Fantasia had possibly her best moment with this song in Season 2, putting her miles above the rest of the competition.
American Idol Top 4 – Lee DeWyze
Keeping true to his style, I think Lee would rock Simon & Garfunkel’s legendary Mrs. Robinson from The Graduate. I can picture him with his guitar just having a blast with this one.
American Idol Top 4 – Casey James
The American Idol viewing audience witnessed a miracle (or tragedy) last week when Casey got a reprieve.
This week he has two choices: Play it safe with Bryan Adams’ Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman? from Don Juan Demarco (loved Johnny Depp in that). Or he could just realize this is truly his last week on Idol and have a blast with Kenny Loggins’ I’m Alright from Caddyshack.
Either way, we can all take solace in knowing this will be the last time we have to listen to Casey – unless, of course, you plan on seeing the Summer Tour.
Those are my picks. What are yours? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.
Remember, the finale of American Idol Season 9 is scheduled to air on Wednesday, May 26, at 8:00 pm. Remember to vote!
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