Whether or not you’ve recovered from Pia Toscano’s shocking elimination from American Idol, the Season 10 show will trudge on Wednesday night with the Top 8 performing a “Songs From the Movies” theme. On paper, it could be a terrific 90 minutes of music — as long as the contestants aren’t limited to a list of 20 treacly ballads from Disney soundtracks, Celine Dion, and Bryan Adams. In my spirit of undying/naive optimisim, I’ve cooked up song suggestions for the remaining finalists. Ch-ch-check ’em out, then brainstorm some ideas of your own in the comments. And for all my Idol news and commentary, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!
Slezak’s Dream Set List for “Sings From the Movies” Night
Paul McDonald: Soggy Bottom Boys’ “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow” (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) or Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” (Say Anything)
Haley Reinhart: Bette Midler’s “Stay With Me” (The Rose) or Aimee Mann’s “Wise Up” (Magnolia)
Stefano Langone: Michael Sembello’s “Maniac” (Flashdance) or Bobby Womack’s “Across 110th Street” (Across 110th Street)
Jacob Lusk: The Isley Brothers’ “It’s Your Thing” (Out of Sight) or “Lady Marmalade” (Moulin Rouge)
Casey Abrams: Harry Nilsson’s “Everybody’s Talkin’” (Midnight Cowboy) or Stealers Wheel “Stuck in the Middle With You” (Reservoir Dogs)
Lauren Alaina: Roxette’s “It Must Have Been Love” (Pretty Woman) or “Sweet Dreams” (Coal Miner’s Daughter)
James Durbin: Night Ranger’s “Sister Christian” (Boogie Nights) or Anastacia and Ben Moody’s “Everything Burns” (Fantastic Four)
Scotty McCreery: Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” (Top Gun) or Madonna’s “Crazy for You” (Vision Quest) (either one of these could be stripped down and countrified…I’m being totally serious!)
Okay, your turn. Head to the comments and offer your dream set list for this week’s Idol performance show!