American Idol 16: Top 5 Song Suggestions

This week on American Idol the top 5 will be performing the music of Carrie Underwood and songs in honor of Mother’s Day. Like always, ahead of the episode I have compiled a way-too-late-to-be-helpful-for-the-contestants list of song suggestions.

I like the idea of having a Carrie Underwood theme! Listening closely to her music while putting together this list, she really covers quite a few bases of musical genres. There’s of course country, but there’s also some pop and rock sprinkled in there as well. The most interesting thing that I’m most looking forward to is how Caleb and Gabby, the country singers, will fare with this theme. Going into this week, I felt like there would be a bias in their favor, but as muse273 (an incredibly insightful Idol commentator, I might add) points out on Idol Forums, that might not truly be the case.

“Carrie Week is the kind of theme that, on paper, favors the country contestants, but actually is a huge trap,” muse273 explained. “It makes it almost impossible to really surprise audiences, and surprise is what Moments (and impactful Idol performances in general) run on.”

Well said. I’m interested to see if his theory holds true.

Anyway, on to the song suggestions!

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

Cade Foehner

Carrie Underwood Songs:

1- Undo It, by Carrie Underwood

2- Last Name, by Carrie Underwood

Mother’s Day Songs:

1- Simple Man, by Lynyrd Skynyrd 

2- In My Life, by The Beatles

Caleb Hutchinson

Carrie Underwood Songs:

1- I Told You So, by Carrie Underwood

2- I Know You Won’t, by Carrie Underwood

Mother’s Day Songs:

1- Your Song, by Elton John

2- Lean On Me, by Bill Withers

Gabby Barrett

Carrie Underwood Songs:

1- Something In The Water, by Carrie Underwood

2- Cowboy Casanova, by Carrie Underwood

Mother’s Day Songs:

1- Let It Be, by The Beatles

2- How Deep Is Your Love, by The Bee Gees

Maddie Poppe

Carrie Underwood Songs:

1- See You Again, by Carrie Underwood

2- Temporary Home, by Carrie Underwood

Mother’s Day Songs:

1- Landslide, by Fleetwood Mac

2- Over The Rainbow, by Judy Garland

Michael J. Woodard

Carrie Underwood Songs:

1- Blown Away, by Carrie Underwood

2- Jesus Take The Wheel, by Carrie Underwood

Mother’s Day Songs:

1- All Of Me, by John Legend

2- Just The Way You Are, by Bruno Mars (Boyce Avenue Version)

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

2 thoughts on “American Idol 16: Top 5 Song Suggestions

  1. Hey Adam 🙂

    Great suggestions! I’d pick “Maybe I’m Amazed” for Michael. It’d give him that moment and impact the way “Golden Slumbers” did. I really want him to advance to the Top 3. At the very least I think he deserves it.

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