That’s a question you can decisively answer — since TVLine has the full list of song spoilers for an “America’s Request”-themed episode: Jena, Caleb, Sam, Jessica and Alex chose two songs apiece from a list of producer-curated ditties that were originally suggested by fans via Twitter.
The full set list provided exclusively to TVLine is as follows:
The Neighbourhood’s “Sweater Weather”
A Great Big World (feat. Christina Aguilera)’s “Say Something”
Whitesnake’s “Still of the Night”
Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”
Amy Winehouse’s “Valerie”
Young the Giant’s “My Body”
Christina Perri’s “Human”
Lana del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness”
Ed Sheeran’s “Sing”
The Fray’s “How to Save a Life”
SNAP JUDGMENT: With Caleb’s choice of the Armageddon soundtrack cut, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” will tie Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” as the most (over)done song in Idol history. I mean, seriously, what were the other viewer suggestions? “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)”? “Macarena”? “California Gurls”? That said, “Still of the Night” could be really inspired — a bracing jolt of badassery in the midst of a sleepy set of tunes.
I am definitely digging “My Body” for Jena, “Summertime Sadness” for Jessica and “Sweater Weather” for Alex — all of which could provide needed shakeups in the tone/ tempo/mood departments. Sam’s choices have me the most worried; can the kid really handle what “Sing” requires? We’ll find out in a few hours!
What do you think of the Top 5′s song selections? Who’s most likely to succeed? Whose choice puts ‘em most at risk going into the night? Sound off in the comments!