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In previous weeks, the American Idol finalists performed songs from the ’80s or by artists they had never heard of (Billy Joel week, for instance). Tonight, the top seven get to tackle more contemporary artists.
So what will the top seven sing on Wednesday? Earlier in the day, American Idol musical director Ray Chew tweeted a teaser list of songs that included selections by Pink, Kellie Pickler, Kelly Clarkson and Lady Gaga.
It is interesting to note the absence of songs by David Cook or Daughtry, two artists often tackled by Colton Dixon. Additionally, who will be brave enough to cover Gaga’s “You and I,” a song considered obscure until season ten’s Haley Reinhart unleashed it onto the world? We can only guess Elise Testone, who bears a resemblence to Gaga and was lovingly referred to as Stefanie Germanotta by THR Music Editor Shirley Halperin in earlier episodes of Idol Hangover. Additionally, although we definitely believe Erika Van Pelt would have rocked the Pink, she isn’t here to do it, so we are guessing Jessica Sanchez will take over the reins. It also isn’t much of a stretch to predict Skylar Laine will do Pickler’s song, but who will love the way you lie? Dixon? That could work!
Here is tonight’s song list. What are your predictions?
“You and I,” Lady Gaga
“Stuttering,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Didn’t Know How Much I Loved You,” Kellie Pickler
“Love the Way You Lie,” Skylar Grey
“Give a Little More,” Maroon 5
“Runaway Baby,” Bruno Mars
“Somebody I Used to Know,” Gotye
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Kelly Clarkson
“Don’t You Wanna Stay,” Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson
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