When in doubt, Crystal Bowersox, go for The Pretenders. But dear god, whatever you do, avoid Celine Dion at all costs!
It’s ‘Inspirational Song’ week on American Idol – and you know what that means. Yup, a lot of heartfelt warbling and Celine Dion impersonations. That said, I hope that this week’s mentor, Alicia Keys, firmly tells the remaining Idols to stay far, far away from Celine and her diva counterparts Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston tonight, April 20. Don’t mess with the originals, kids. You’ll just be asking for disappointment!
So what SHOULD the seven singers choose this week? The American Idol inspirational catalogue is fairly limited, so don’t be TOO harsh with my picks. If I had my way, Tim Urban would be singing Keith Urban’s “I’ll Think of You” – and Aaron Kelly wouldn’t be singing at all!
*Crystal Bowersox: “I’ll Stand By You”, The Pretenders
*Lee DeWyze: “Hands”, Jewel
*Casey James: “The Time Of My Life”, David Cook
*Tim Urban: “Live Like We’re Dying”, Kris Allen
*Aaron Kelly: “My Wish”, Rascal Flatts
*Siobhan Magnus: “Higher”, Creed
*Michael Lynche: “Don’t Dream It’s Over”, Crowded House
If you had YOUR way, what would you have the contestants sing? Weigh in below!
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