American Idol 16: Top 14 Song Suggestions

Alright, we have our top 14! After weeks of auditions, eliminations, and standing ovations from the judges, these are what remains of American Idol 16 as we head into the last (and ridiculously brief) stretch of the game. In anticipation of the contestants’ upcoming runs (no pun intended), I’ve compiled some constructive song suggestions for them. I’ll be sharing my in depth thoughts on the contestants though on my podcast tonight at 7 pm est, where my co-host Eric and I will be doing a draft of the top 14!

On to the song suggestions!

(Note: Click the highlighted song for a Youtube link!)

Adam Sanders (Ada Vox)

1- Skyfall, by Adele

2- Don’t Make Me Over, by Dionne Warwick

3- I Am Changing, from Dreamgirls

Cade Foehner

1- American Girl, by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

2- Seven Nation Army, by The White Stripes

3- Uma Thurman, by Fall Out Boy

Caleb Hutchinson

1- There’s A Girl, by Trent Harmon

2- Here Comes Goodbye, by Rascal Flatts

3- Move, by Luke Bryan

Caitie Turner

1- Landslide, by Fleetwood Mac

2- A Million Reasons, by Lady Gaga

3- She Used To Be Mine, by Sara Bareilles

Dennis Lorenzo

1- Latch, by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith (Acoustic Version)

2- Perfect, by Ed Sheeran

3- Say You Won’t Let Go, by James Arthur

Gabby Barrett

1- Mama Knows Best, by Jessie J (link leads to her own cover of the song)

2- Chasing Pavements, by Adele

3- Stay With Me, by Rod Stewart

Garrett Jacobs

1- Try A Little Tenderness, by Otis Redding (Clark Beckham Version)

2- Never Say Never, The Fray

3- Babylon, David Gray

Jonny Brenns

1- Boston, by Augustana

2- I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), by The Proclaimers (Imagine Dragons Version)

3- It Ain’t Me, by Selena Gomez (Boyce Avenue Version)


1- Stone Cold, by Demi Lovato

2- Praying, Kesha

3- Beneath Your Beautiful, by Labrinth

Maddie Poppe

1- A Case Of You, by Joni Mitchell

2- Wherever You Will Go, by The Calling (Charlene Soraia Version)

3- We’re Gonna Be Friends, by The White Stripes (Caroline Pennell Version)

Mara Justine

1- Gravity, by Sara Bareilles

2- Stand By You, by Rachel Platten

3- Take A Bow, by Rihanna

Marcio Donaldson

1- Jealous, by Nick Jonas (Gospel Version)

2- Ain’t No Sunshine, by Bill Withers

3- What A Wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong

Michael Woodard

1- Like I Can, by Sam Smith

2- Take Me To Church, by Hozier

3- Cough Syrup, by Young The Giant

Michelle Sussett

1- Sax, by Fleur East

2- Here, by Alessia Cara

3- Ain’t No Other Man, by Christina Aguilera

So those are my suggestions! What did you think? Is there a particular song YOU want to hear the contestants sing? Let me know in the comments below!

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