American Idol: What Should the Top 8 Cover for Songs of the '80s Night?

I know it’s folly to imagine “Songs of the ’80s” Night on American Idol without another no me gusta cover of Phil Collins’ “Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now),” or at least an extra notch in the belt of “Total Eclipse Of The Heart.” But you know me: An optimist to the core. And in that spirit, I’ve cooked up some unexpected song suggestions for the Season 11 Top 8. Check out my picks for each contestant, then hit the comments section and brainstorm your own dream set list!

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Hollie Cavanagh: The Go-Go’s “Head Over Heels” or Dream Academy’s “Life In A Northern Town
Jessica Sanchez: When in Rome’s “The Promise” or Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam’s “Head To Toe
Elise Testone: Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again” or Don Henley’s “Dirty Laundry” or Joe Jackson’s “Steppin’ Out
Skylar Laine: Martika’s “Toy Soliders” or Guns ‘N Roses’ “Sweet Child of Mine” or Tiffany’s “All This Time
Colton Dixon: Night Ranger’s “Sister Christian” or Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over
Phillip Phillips: INXS’ “Need You Tonight” or Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” or Eurythmics’ “Here Comes The Rain Again
Joshua Ledet: Yaz’s “Situation” or Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car
DeAndre Brackensick: Kajagoogoo’s “Too Shy” or Fine Young Cannibals’ “She Drives Me Crazy” or Quarterflash’s “Harden My Heart

Your turn. Ready, set, brainstorm!

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