The song spoilers for this week’s Prince-themed episode of American Idol have officially been shared thanks to Billboard.com.
Check out the list!
Cade Foehner: Jungle Love, by The Time (written and produced by Prince)
Caleb Lee Hutchinson: When Doves Cry, by Prince
Catie Turner: Manic Monday, by The Bangles (written by Prince)
Gabby Barrett: How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore, by Prince
Jurnee: Kiss, by Prince
Maddie Poppe: Nothing Compares 2 U, by Prince
Michael J. Woodard: I Would Die 4 U, by Prince
The site also broke the news that in addition to the Prince theme, this week the contestants will also be performing songs from the years they were born. Got to fill up those two hours somehow. I’m glad this will also mean less filler.
I’m surprised no one picked Purple Rain. Maybe Prince’s family still wants to hold back on letting people do it. I was positive Cade would pick it, what with him already having a decent cover of it on his Youtube page, but I digress.
Here are the birth years for the contestants:
Cade Foehner: 1996
Caleb Lee Hutchinson: 1999
Catie Turner: 2000
Gabby Barrett: 2000
Maddie Poppe: 1997
Michael J. Woodard: 1997
I’ll be back tomorrow with my song suggestions based on the second theme!
So those are the spoilers! What do you think? Which performance are you most excited to see? Let me know in the comments below!