American Idol: What Should the Top 11 Sing for Movie Soundtrack Night?

american idol top 11 soundtrack nightAmerican Idol tackles another wide-open theme next Wednesday (8/7c on Fox), when the Top 11 tackle “Soundtrack to our Lives” (aka “Any Song I Dig That I Can Find on a Movie Soundtrack”).

In the interest of avoiding a string of 11 consecutive Disney Princess ballads — or worse yet, another reality-singing-competition cover of Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” — I’ve cooked up some (hopefully) cool and unexpected options for Jessica, Sam, Jena, Ben & Co.

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Check out my picks below, then hit the comments and do a little more brainstorming!

Dream Set List for “Sings From the Movies” Night
Alex Preston: Edwyn Collins’ “A Girl Like You” (Empire Records) or The Beatles’ “Hello Goodbye” (Magical Mystery Tour)

Majesty Rose: Soggy Bottom Boys’ “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow” (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) or The Isley Brothers’ “Fight the Power” (Out of Sight)

Jena Irene: Anastacia and Ben Moody’s “Everything Burns” (Fantastic Four) or Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” (Top Gun) or Lana del Ray’s “Young and Beautiful” (The Great Gatsby)

Jessica Meuse: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s “If You Leave” (Pretty in Pink) or Aimee Mann’s “You Could Make a Killing” (Cruel Intentions)

M.K. Nobilette: The Cardigans’ “Lovefool” (Romeo + Juliet) or Zero 7’s “In the Waiting Line” (Garden State)

Sam Woolf: Karen O’s “The Moon Song” (Her) or Anna Kendrick’s “Cups (When I’m Gone)” (Pitch Perfect)

Ben Briley: A countrified twist on Roxette’s “It Must Have Been Love” (Pretty Woman) or Carly Simon’s “Nobody Does It Better” (The Spy Who Loved Me)

Malaya Watson: The Del-Vikings’ “Come and Go With Me” (American Graffiti) or Prince’s “I Would Die 4 U” (Purple Rain)

Caleb Johnson: Bette Midler’s “Midnight in Memphis” (The Rose) or Huey Lewis’ version of Joe Cocker’s “Feeling Alright” (Duets)

C.J. Harris: Ryan Bingham’s “The Weary Kind” (Crazy Heart) or The Flamingoes’ “I Only Have Eyes for You” (American Graffiti)

Dexter Roberts: Patrick Swayze’s “She’s Like the Wind” (Dirty Dancing) or Bonnie Raitt’s “Darlin” (Urban Cowboy)

Your turn! Cook up a list of your favorite soundtrack cuts for the Season 13 Top 11 below!

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