American Idol 11 Top 6 - Queen Theme, Stefano Langone & Katy Perry

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UPDATE: Nigel tweets that the Top 6 will sing 1 Queen song, with the second being any song of their choosing. What’s on your wish list for the Idols? Is there a song you are just dying to hear your favorite sing?

Keep watching this space for updates, but @blkeener tells me that this week’s theme is Queen. Not a surprise. Roger Taylor and Brian May will be performing with the contestants on Wednesday. I’m sure there will be another theme. Hopefully we will find out what it is later tonight.

Katy Perry will be performing on the Thursday results show, along with the Queen Official Tribute Band.  Adam Lambert, who is fronting Queen for some summer concerts, will NOT be appearing, according to Reality Rocks.  The Idol guest star will be Stefano Langone, who will debut his new single.

Here’s the official press release from FOX.   Roger Taylor and Brian May will sing with the finalists in a group number. No mention of a second theme.

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COLTON DIXON ELIMINATED ON “AMERICAN IDOL”  TOP SIX FINALISTS PERFORM LIVEPLUS A SPECIAL GROUP PERFORMANCEWITH QUEEN’S BRIAN MAY AND ROGER TAYLOR, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, ON FOX

 Katy Perry, The Queen Extravaganza and Season 10 Finalist Stefano Langone to Performon Next Results Show Thursday, April 26

Colton Dixon was eliminated tonight on AMERICAN IDOL after he received the fewest of the 53 million votes cast for the finalists. Also on tonight’s results show, LMFAO performed their smash hit, “Sorry For Party Rocking,” and AMERICAN IDOL Season Eight winner Kris Allen performed his new single, “The Vision Of Love.”

Next week, on Wednesday, April 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top Six – Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez and Elise Testone – return to the IDOL stage to sing for America’s votes on a Queen-themed performance show. The finalists also will get to perform a group medley with Brian May and Roger Taylor, original members of the legendary rock group Queen.

Tune in the following night, Thursday, April 26 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the live results show to find out which Top Six finalist is sent home. In addition, Katy Perry will perform her newest single, “Part of Me”; the official touring Queen tribute, The Queen Extravaganza, will perform their classic smash hit “Somebody To Love”; and AMERICAN IDOL Season 10 finalist Stefano Langone will perform his new single, “I’m On A Roll.”

 
  • Anonymous

    Whoa!! First Colton is gone then Queen! I don’t know if I can handle so much good news in one night!

  • Anonymous

    Haley is going to perform on Conan on Tuesday.

  • http://twitter.com/pokepikalem Le Viet Anh Nghi

    waiting for Colton to get eliminated to set this theme. #americanidol is #scumbagsteve

  • http://twitter.com/cocoloids Franco Carlo Buendia

    Every time a new week and a new theme is announce, I always think, “What would Jessica do?” in an instant! Everyone PLEASE CONTINUE ON SUPPORTING Real talent and VOTE FOR JESSICA! Let a girl win this year!

  • Anonymous

    I thought Stefano was the Idol performing next week or was that just a rumor?

    Either way, it’ll be interesting to see how some of the contestants tackle Queen. I hope they all shy away from WATC and WWRY and focus on lesser known songs. 

  • Kirsten

    Like this is a surprise. Ugh.

    I hope it is only one song, because I think Elise is the only person left in the competition who can really sing Queen. Though, P^2 will try valiantly to pound Freddy’s soaring melodies into his three note range. Joshua will be singing “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” since Fantasia did.

    Katy Perry will be performing on the Thursday results show, along with the Queen Official Tribute Band.

    If there isn’t an Idol performing that night, I’m going to FUME. Bad enough that they turn it into a two night advertising campaign for a tribute band without any regard to how this theme suits their remaining contestants, they better at least be some Idol pay-off.

  • Latin2

    Rock week…without one of the contestants who did Rock. lol

  • http://twitter.com/redsoxfan4815 Bryant

    Hollie – Who Wants To Live Forever
    Skylar – Bohemian Rhapsody
    Elise – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Phillip – Fat Bottomed Girls
    Joshua – Somebody To Love
    Jessica – Show Must Go on     – song suggestions

  • Anonymous

    Jessica could do Somebody To Love or The Show Must Go On.

  • Anonymous

    Jessica is going to be singing Bohemian Rhapsody…..isn’t she?

  • Anonymous

    If they’re trying to give Jessica songs that fit her age more, they’re not going to go with the Show Must Go On. She’d sound great on it, but it’s too deep. 

    Joshua could pull it off better. Switch those two and I think your list is very good, except I don’t know about Skylar doing BR.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting. Queen is launching some cover band right? I wonder if they’ll perform as well.  Oops, never mind I see they will be performing with Katy Perry.

  • Anonymous

    OhhhhhhMG!  Queen?   With this top 6???  I think Josh and Elise can do this.  The rest?  I’m a little worried!

  • Anonymous

    Stefano is performing. I’ll add it to the post.

  • http://twitter.com/EdwardGiordano EdwardGiordano

     Amelia Lily killed Show Must Go On on X Factor last year

    see below:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzLmpAjaHiE

  • Valentin432

    If they have to do 2 Queen songs, some of these contestants will have a tough time.
    Joshua is going to sing Somebody to Love for sure.

  • http://twitter.com/Jakeysnakey19 Jake Williams

    Please give Jessica “The Show Must Go On” She could have a major moment with that! So excited for this Theme. 

  • Anonymous

    I like these ideas!

  • http://twitter.com/EdwardGiordano EdwardGiordano

     Therefore Elise and/or Jessica could tackle this just as epicly

  • Anonymous

    Paris Bennett from Season 5 and Amelia Lily from X Factor UK Series 8 did pretty good covers of The Show Must Go On (Amelia’s in particular was amazing), and both were only 17. But you do have a point.

  • ReginaFilange

    If any top 6 is prepared to sing Queen, it’s this one. I don’t see anyone bombing.

  • http://twitter.com/Jakeysnakey19 Jake Williams

    I was JUST watching this a few minutes ago. Jessica could kill this in a great way.

  • too-cool-for-school

    SMH. Another theme that desperately needs to be locked in the Idol vault. Who keeps reopening it and recycling these songs??

    Oh yeah, it starts with an N and ends with ‘igel’.

  • Anonymous

    Well the other theme they get better be “whatever song you want to sing”

    and I’m kind of excited to hear Stefano.

  • Anonymous

    Elise – Somebody To Love

    Josh – We Are The Champions

    Phillip – Fat Bottomed Girls

    Hollie – Bohemian Rhapsody

    Skylar – We Will Rock You

    Jessica – Show Must Go On

  • Anonymous

    Don’t get me wrong, I think she’d do amazing on it, I just don’t know if they’ll give her a deep song like that since Jimmy kept stressing how they wanted it to be age appropriate. I actually think Jessica is someone who tackles more adult material very well. 

  • Valentin432

     Storm Large (yes that’s her name) We’re the CHampions
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KB-rhqqWSDk

    Michael Johns We’re The Champions/We Will Rock YOu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFwR9mn7890

    The best for last, Suzie Mcneil Bohemian Rhapsody

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsup8Z-tz3k

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been lobbying for Weird Al Yankovic as a guest mentor for years. If anyone can teach these contestants about maximizing their stage presence, it’s Al.

  • http://twitter.com/Ngarcia3 N

    Yuck @ this theme.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I smell trainwreck! LOL. And I will be entertained.

    You know, Josh totally has the range for this. I think he could be good. And Elise of course. And yeah, either Jess or Hollie should do “Show Must Go On”.

  • Anonymous

     You’re serious, right? I think that would be awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/poppetawoppet Emily

    I could see Joshua singing “Pressure” really well for some reason.

  • http://twitter.com/Ngarcia3 N

    I love X Factor UK

  • sf3456

    Little worried for Joshua with this theme.

  • http://twitter.com/poppetawoppet Emily

     ”Under Pressure” man I fail

  • Anonymous

    Jessica- Show must go on — Give her the pimp spot please TPTB

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I love this theme!  The Queen Tribute group has been hand-picked by remaining Queen members.  Brian May seems quite excited about the new band!

    OK, when will the Country Music theme pop up?

  • Anonymous

    I am very serious. Weird Al has a 30+ year music career, an underrated voice (great range to do all those parodies), and just is so entertaining on stage.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=743390233 Zach Leswick

    Hollie would SLAY Who wants to Live Forever.

  • Valentin432

    Jacob/Shane  Under Pressure
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a80o2jA3x0s (skip to 3:20)

  • Anonymous

    eeekkkk. I think maybe possibly this top 6 could find ONE Queen song to sing, but 2 each… I have such a hard time seeing.

    Elise can definitely pull this off and I hope she chooses two of the rock-ier songs (Tie Your Mother Down would be awesome) Joshua has that wail so I can strangely see him doing well with this. Skylar is the wildcard, she could go either way.

     The rest will have some trouble, I think. Like I said in the thread when this was rumored, only one of them can sing “Somebody to Love”. P2 doesn’t have the range in the least. For the love of God do not Dave Matthews a Queen song. Jessica has the voice to do it, but now we’ve opened the “she sings too old” door. Hollie, oh poor Hollie.

    And I’ll just let the record state that I’ll be way mega upset when a Queen night is all Queen ballads. I know it’s coming but…. meh.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad for Colton, Queen had tons of faith-based songs – at least faith examining songs…….

    Good news for Josh they have some they actually used choirs for!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=195101108 Stefan Wind

    I am supporting a really talented girl…Hollie. 

  • Anonymous

    Good theme for all of them except P2, imo.

  • Anonymous

    I guarantee they do a second theme, something current to counter Queen.

  • http://twitter.com/The_Feel_ Doniel Treeley

    Skylair Laine- countrified ‘Who Wants to Live Forever,’ ……showstopper.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not crazy about the members of Queen performing with the contestants.  That’s something that the X Factor or Voice would do.  I know that they need to fill two hours, but why can’t we just see 12 performances. 

    It’s different, which people may like, but it seems like a gimmick that will take the focus off  of the contestants.  

  • http://twitter.com/pokepikalem Le Viet Anh Nghi

    how long is the next week show? are they going to perform 2 songs if it’s 2 hours then?

  • too-cool-for-school

    I guarantee they do a second theme, something current to counter Queen.

    I’m hoping for that!

  • Anonymous

    Why wouldn’t there be 2 performances anyway? I assumed when they say Queen is performing, they just mean Roger and Brian as the band instead of the regular Idol band. 

  • Anonymous

    Think “The Show Must Go On” is not one suited to this Top Six.  Like others such as “Play the Game” (Elise?) – “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” (Jessica) – “Another One Bites the Dust” (P2) – “The Great Pretender” (Joshua) – “Don’t Stop Me Know” (Skylar) – “I Want to Break Free” (Hollie).

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick kesia monteith

    Ahh man it was so awesome! Wish she was in the finale with Little Mix.

  • Valentin432

    I have no problem with Brian May and  Roger Taylor performing with the contestants.
    Those are musicians (great ones at that) backing up the contestants, this is nothing like the staging X Factor or The Voice uses that takes away from the music.
    I don’t think those shows ever did something similar to that, OTOH, Idol has had James getting to sing with Zach Wylde and the S8 top 4 performing with Slash.

  • http://twitter.com/Jakeysnakey19 Jake Williams

    I think Skylar and Phillip have the most trainwreck potential for this week. I see Elise,Jessica,Josh,and Hollie pulling this week off well.

  • Stavros

    Hollie is overdue for a pimp spot this week, and I think picking “The Show Must Go On” or “Who Wants to Live Forever” would give her her moment.  Hollie is at the biggest disadvantage this week with Queen.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll put money on the other theme being inspirational. Just have that hunch lol. I would hope they don’t make the kids sing two Queen songs. That would be a bit much.

  • Anonymous

    I think Phillip is at a bigger disadvantage. Queen songs are too rangy for him. Hollie could actually do really well with The Show Must Go On too, but I’d prefer if Jessica did it.

  • http://twitter.com/bluinjewin Landon Cox

     Too bad they want her gone

  • http://twitter.com/GashleyT PunkSkittle

    Wonderful.  Another dinosaur group that will get the young ‘uns criticism for not speaking to the youth voting audience. 

  • Anonymous

     Jessica is the only person left who’s never had the pimp spot. It’s her turn. Hollie can have it the week after that if she’s till here. 

  • http://twitter.com/raya4 raya

    How can Hollie be overdue for the pimp spot when there is at least one other remaining contestant who has never had the pimp spot?

    Hollie could perform last and get a standing ovation, and I still think some would make the argument that the judges are bussing her.

  • Anonymous

    OK, when will the Country Music theme pop up?

    Country themes don’t happen every year. Last year, there was no country theme & we had 2 country finalists.

  • Anonymous

    Not everybody gets the pimp spot every year. Scotty won & never had a pimp spot. Lauren, Haley, James, Jacob, Paul, Naima, Casey, & Pia all had pimp spots. Although, I think Scotty is the only winner in history never to receive a pimp spot.

  • larc

    I think Phillip is at a bigger disadvantage. Queen songs are too rangy for him.

    Maybe he can compress something into his half-octave range.  ;)

  • Anonymous

    Ohh.. trainwreck sounds really interesting. Maybe I will tune in to see it next week… I’ve not tuned it to Idol since 2009. It will just for a good laugh or NOT… ;). But definitely will not watch the tribute band, couldn’t stand someone who’s trying to sounds like Freddie. But, I hope all the 3 lead singers of the Queen Extravaganza will be performing.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe they will just do a group numbers with Queen??

  • http://twitter.com/GottaVote4DREW Ryan

    i think with hollie going first this week, she should have the pimp spot or second to last. Lets remember jessica has gone second to last 5 times

  • Kirsten

    Good luck finding Jessica two songs that are as young as she is from amongst the Queen collection, Jimmy.  

  • larc

    Scotty could have had the pimp spot in Top 2 since he won the coin toss.  But he gave the choice to Lauren.  She grabbed it.

  • Kirsten

    Argh. Let’s sort out who has had the pimp spot and when:

    Pimp Spot (aka Last)
    Elise: Top 24G; Top 12; Top 7A
    P^2: Top 13
    Hollie: Top 11
    Skylar: Top 8
    Joshua: Top 7B
     
    Death Spot (aka First)
    Joshua: Top 13
    Phillip: Top 11
    Elise: Top 8
    Skylar: Top 7A
    Hollie: Top 7B

    Most overdue for Pimp spot: Jessica (Never had it), P^2 (7 weeks), Hollie (5 weeks), Skylar (2 weeks), Elise (1 week), Joshua (0 weeks)

    Most overdue for death spot: Jessica (Never had it), Joshua (7 weeks), P^2 (5 weeks), Elise (2 weeks), Skylar (1 week), Hollie (0 weeks)

    If anybody should complain about performance order, it’s Colton. In the last 4 weeks he sang 1st, 3rd, 2nd and 2nd.

    Performance order matters less and less once the numbers start to dwindle and they start singing multiple songs. For instance, this week, everybody got a chance to sing in the first and second hours of the show.

  • Anonymous

    Roger and Brian are going to perform with the finalists in a group number per MJ. Probably like Slash did in season 8.

  • Anonymous

    That photo…just seems so weird (and a little bland) without Colton.  It would’ve been hard to see any of them go, in my opinion.

  • Anonymous

     

    Good luck finding Jessica two songs that are as young as she is from amongst the Queen collection, Jimmy. 

    right? I mean Freddie died 4 years before Jessica was even born. I almost feel like they unintentionally set her up for failure with mentioning her singing songs too old for her and then giving a 70s arena rock band as the very next theme. Maybe she can sing “Bicycle Race” just for shits and giggles.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BTBLQCZR7Y7LHV5BFYKYW5UQ6Q Aden

    Cowell got himself the kids boy band, One Direction, to compete with Bieber kid and Fuller wants a young girl to compete with soaring success of Gomez.  Jessica and Hollie can sing way way better than Gomez.  If AI can get its teenage girl as a winner it might have a record breaking album sales and many successful years ahead.  Last year they were pushing for Lauren to win and it didn’t happen.  But this year they have two teenage girls and IMO they’ll do anything to have a young teenage girl to win this competition.  For legitimacy of this show THIS SHOULD HAPPEN!  GIRL POWER SHOULD RULE THIS SEASON!  JESSICA OR HOLLIE SHOULD WIN THIS COMPETITION!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Kramjet/100003524695403 Roger Kramjet

    I am with you… I also think they should run away from The Show Must Go On. So no WATC, WWRY, or TSMGO. :) The ones that tread down their paths are asking for double trouble. lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Kramjet/100003524695403 Roger Kramjet

    Even better was the performance of Adam Lambert singing Show Must Go On with Queen at the EMAs… the real deal.
    http://www.adamofficial.com/us/news/adam-lambert-shuts-down-mtv-emas-incredible-queen-performance

  • http://twitter.com/jepriy Jepoy Ramos

    this week was made for Elise!!!! I can already feel the goosies coming! She’ll kill it and prove everyone wrong… she’s a fighter and will be in the FINALE!!!

    so stoked for next week!

  • Anonymous

    I think Phillip is at a bigger disadvantage. Queen songs are too rangy for him.

    Some are not, f example “We Will Rock You”, “I Want To Break Free” etc.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5Y6WQETDKRQINNDVQIIT4BFDOY NFLRocks

    I’m willing to bet someone else’s mother’s life that Jessica sings

    “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

    or

    “Somebody to Love”

  • http://twitter.com/jonnyboy82 Jon Glass

    I was really hoping Katy would perform her next single “Wide Awake” If you haven’t heard it, I recommend you look it up:) It’s completely different than anything she’s done, and really showcases her voice!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5Y6WQETDKRQINNDVQIIT4BFDOY NFLRocks

    I feel like Elise has to do something epic…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5Y6WQETDKRQINNDVQIIT4BFDOY NFLRocks

    If Idols will be performing with Queen, Elise will totally rock this.  

  • Anonymous

    Some people seem to be forgetting that Freddie Mercury did not have the typical rock singer voice.  He was a tenor with an astounding range who had a passion for opera.  In his last years, he started singing duets with the great opera singer Monserrat Caballe.  He also did individual performances. I think if he had lived, he would have totally gone in that direction. 
    These songs are beautifully written and made for a power voice with range and technical skill. That is ideal for Jessica and Hollie. I don’t see them having a problem with it at all. In fact, I think they can all find material that will suit them. 

    I would love to hear Hollie sing “Who Wants to Live Forever”.  She just blew away Adele’s signature song, so why shouldn’t she be able to tackle Queen?  This is a talented group that should do very well. 

    My personal favorite is “Somebody to Love”.  I could see Hollie, Jessica or even Joshua singing it. 

    I think someone should sing “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.  I dearly hope that no one touches ”Bohemian Rhapsody”. It’s been done too often and is so difficult to pull off.  “I Want to Break Free” is another good one that could work for a few of them. 

    I am listening to “Under Pressure” to see if it will work for Philip’s limited range.  I don’t know if it will work.   

    “You’re My Best Friend” might work for Philip. 

    I agree that they should avoid the obvious and way overdone WATC and WWRY. 

  • Anonymous

    So I took time to google my way through most of Queen’s hits. Below would be what I think suits each remaining contender on Idol from vocal ability and technicality, stage presence, song interpretation likewise their overall persona. 

    Feel free to critique. After all, I’m just a random stranger giving her best take on the Queen Song Book. Although if ever they did mashups, now would be the perfect time for it.

    Read on…

    Dont stop me now – subtle, perfect for runs, peaks right for energy and spunk very much suited for Skylar.Crazy little thing called love – P^2 can bring out and save the WGWG camp by singing this song. Hell, if anyone can pull it off, it’ll be this dude from georgia. He’ll get all the country folks, all the girlie votes and the still sobbing Colton fanbase. A sure win indeed.I want to break free – “coming-out-of her-shell” perfect tribute for both queen and jessica. and for all her haters. “god knows i want to break free” suits her age, telling the whole world she’s been through at least one legit heartbreak. i just want her BB Chez to take over and kill that stage. Killer queen – I so want elise to slay this song. It’s perfect for her raspy voice. Got the right rock element to create musical sparks and fireworks. And the title alone speaks for her and her dynamite vocals. Just don’t think of your dog gaddamit.I was born to love you – Joshua likes all eyes are at him. This song takes one on a journey to self proclamation and ambition. Given the right arrangement and proper phrasing, Joshua can kill it giving queen a take on soul and another expected standing ovation. This song is made for all the vibrato and falsetto that the judges would always fall prey to.Love of my life – Given Hollie gets to sing in the death spot of sing second, this song will be a redemption if she plays it swiftly as she did Adele’s RITD. The arrangement is simple but the lyrics and the message this song envokes is very powerful. If she gets her swag on, this little kitten can definitely bring the tiger out and maim all other contestants. Songs that should be sung as a cheesy group:Somebody to love – if not, this is perfect for someone with the range of Hollie and or Jessica. The Dartmouth Aires (The sing-off) did a queen medley and gave this song a brand new spanking flava, now if anyone can only come close to what they did….Under Pressure – too many dum dum dum ta da dum dum for someone in idol to sing. but who knows?

    Hit the comments.

    Toodles!

  • Anonymous

    I want a Queen and Contemporary mashup theme!!! No need for 2 whole hours of idol. Just 1 song with a taste of both old and new. How’s that for a twist? Lets see if the judges can bring their phonebook and bible of adjectives. And someone put crazy glue on their seats. Phuleeeez.

  • Anonymous

    Somebody to Love will be performed on Thursday, so I doubt any of the Idolettes will do this number on Wednesday.

  • too-cool-for-school

    I’m scared to know how this is going to work, honestly. Queen is the only theme? They won’t do a separate genre theme like they did with the soul songs?

    I know I’m not going to enjoy this. Freddie Mercury was amazing but I’m just not feeling Queen in its present state, along with its touring roadshows and tribute bands. :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=195101108 Stefan Wind

    I’m not too sure she is at the biggest disadvantage. This theme could actually be pretty good for her in fact.
    I don’t think she needs the pimp spot just yet. I’m a Hollie fan through and through and Jessica is my least favorite left, but she hasn’t had the pimp spot yet and should get it…it’s only fair. I would be happy if Hollie sings anywhere from 4th-6th next week. Anything is better than the 1st-3rd death slots unless your name is Scotty lol. 

  • Anonymous

     I doubt any of the casual audience will remember. Season 5 was six years ago(wow!).

  • Anonymous

    i would give my left kidney to see jessica sing show must go on..i can almost picture the awesomeness right now.

  • Anonymous

    It can be a great theme if contestante and producers have enough astistic ability and desire to make it work. There is enough material to fit any vocal range, and contestants should be able to make the songs their own if they have what it takes, particulalry with the help of the show professionals.
    Those who fail will either have been bussed with wrong song/wrong arrangement/wrong outfit/wrong staging or haven’t got the talent. But the theme won’t be at fault because it never is, imo.

  • http://twitter.com/jenifel_MD Jenifel B. Alavazo

    FYI: Stefano’s gonna sing this song, I’m On A Roll on Thursday results show next week.

    http://ryanseacrest.com/2012/04/20/exclusive-listen-to-stefano-langones-im-on-a-roll-featuring-new-boyz-rock-mafia-audio/

     

  • Anonymous

    Phillip will do a great job with Fat Bottomed Girls and perhaps Another One Bites the Dust.

  • Axxxel

    Love your suggestions for the cheesy groups… especially Somebody to Love… reminds me of Glee… They should have the girls singing the solo on Somebody to Love and Jessica sing the last somebody toooooooo looooooove…

  • Anonymous

    This is going to be a disaster if there isn’t a second theme. Queen doesn’t have 12 good songs.

  • Anonymous

    Queen has plenty of strong songs, but they aren’t the easiest catalog to tackle. And some of their best songs aren’t the most known songs, but that’s a different argument.  As the hits will likely be the ones chosen. 

    The rangy singers are at an advantage for Queen.  Looking at you P2. 

  • koshka

    From MJ above… “The Queen Extravaganza, will perform their classic smash hit “Somebody To Love”; ”

    Which means Marc (whats his face) will be singing. I think this is virtually the only Queen song he performed publicly. I really interested to see how he handles the uptempo songs. 

  • http://twitter.com/MoriaPolonius Moria Polonius

    Lol, I could name 30 great songs from them from the top of my head, I don’t think any act in history has had that much awesomenes to come out of their career. 12 is what radio has been regularly playing for years and years here (and I’m not British). 

    The kids will find something for themselves easily if they have 2 brains cells to rub together.

  • sagi

    I think maybe P2 could do well with Breakthru. In fact I would like that :)

  • Anonymous

    Please name all 30, and all 30 need to be good fits for the show too.

  • koshka

    Well you said 12 good songs.. you didn’t say 12 good songs for the show. Two completely different things. 

  • Anonymous

    We are discussing what they should sing on the show lol. If they don’t have 12 songs that can be done on the show it isn’t a good theme.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6709126 Zoey Giesberg

    I kinda really want Elise to sing the **** out of “We Are the Champions”.

  • koshka

    I know what you are discussing. You said… “ This is going to be a disaster if there isn’t a second theme. Queen doesn’t have 12 good songs.”

    You didn’t say 12 good songs to fit the show. They could find 12 songs, but they would need to update them. Its a challenge. Personally I’d like to see if they can pull it off as a whole. Doesn’t matter Jimmy will probably tell them what to sing anyway.

  • Anonymous

    Stefano posted a 5 second clip of his new single “I’m On A Roll”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpcMzZPMN2A 

  • Anonymous

    I so agree:  I think Hollie and Jessica are strong with Queen, particularly Hollie, if she can let it fly.  I think I might enjoy Joshua doing Bohemian Rhapsody, but that is a song where it is almost impossible to touch the original.

  • http://twitter.com/MoriaPolonius Moria Polonius

    Lol, I don’t know about all of them being good fir for the show (that wasn’t a qualifier before, I don’t know how many of these songs the contestants would be able to pull off, but it’s not like Stevie Wonder’s selection was all that great on this show), but my pick 30 great Queen tunes includes:

    Bohemian Rhapsody, The Show Must Go On, We Are The Champions, We Will Rock You, Innuendo, I Want It All, Killer QUeen, Save Me, Somebody To Love, Under Pressure, Breakthru, One By One, Don’t Stop Me Now, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Headlong, Too Much Love Will Kill You, It’s A Hard Life, The Miracle, One Vision,  Living On My Own, Hammer To Fall, You Don’t Fool Me, I’m Going Slightly Mad, Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy, Fat Bottomed Girls, It’s A Hard Life, Princes of the Universe, Who Wants To Live Forever, Love Of My Life, These Are The Days of Our Lives, Play The Game, 

    Other that spring to mind but I’m not personally a fan of are A Kind of Magic (excellent fit for Idol IMO), Radio Gaga, You’re My Best Friend, and there’s a ton of more.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    I was just thinking the same thing! If there is a song that has everything for a moment in Queen….. its this one!!! O just thinking about her bluesy voice on that build up and then the huge full sound she did at the end for Zepplin fits this song perfectly

  • V Jemmy

    Queen is going to be there?  Bleh, I may actually have to tune in for the first time this season.

    If someone does It’s a Kind of Magic, I will vote for them as long as they do the last line of the song.  Cracks me up every time.

    Thankfully, there’s enough variety in Queen that it shouldn’t be too challenging for most people to find something that will fit them.

  • BonnieDee

    Yes but that’s true with pretty much anything Freddie sang.  He was probably best male vocalist ever and is a legend.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Bohemian is a big no no. Group and Solo

  • Glim Gaite

    I hope Jessica sings who wants to live forever. she can have a ‘moment’ with that song. (=

  • Kirsten

     

    Lol, I could name 30 great songs from them from the top of my head, I
    don’t think any act in history has had that much awesomenes to come out
    of their career. 12

    The Beatles? There was a theme that could hold-up for two weeks in a row (top 12/top 11). Something for everyone.

    As gangreen29 says, there may be 30 good songs, but are their 30 songs that these Idols can perform credibly well? Bonus points if it those 30 songs that a person who is not an avid Queen fan might recognize. Double bonus points if they are the kind of song Jimmy would consider “young” enough to meet his pledge to Jessica last night.

    I get how Nigel couldn’t say “No” to having the two remaining members of Queen perform on his stage again, but I think he was thinking with his nostalgia more than thinking with his brain.

    The show has been taking a lot of hits for making the kids sing antediluvian songs from before they were born. The only Idol contestants left in the show that were even alive before Freddy died are Elise and P^2 and P^2 was only a year old.

    If the Idol viewers thought the Billy Joel, Whitney and Stevie themes were old, they will think the same of Queen.

  • Anonymous

    I think this will be an easy week for most.  They can show off their big voices without changing the songs at all.  Philip will have to choose wisely and will have to do some reworking to fit his style but the others can sing them straight  and probably should.

  • Anonymous

    My only problem when I think about some of Queens stuff, the more well known are kind of anthemic and repetitive, there is not a lot of singing.  Like we are the champions and we will rock you so forth.  They don’t give the Idols a chance to show off the voice.  And also, mangled Queen is horrible; there is not a lot of room for error with their songs because we are comparing anyone who sings Queen to Freddy.  Oh well. I can only wish most of them good luck.  I think Elise and Joshua will do ok.  I think the others will have trouble. 

  • Kirsten

     

    Philip will have to choose wisely and will have to do some reworking to
    fit his style but the others can sing them straight  and probably
    should.

    I don’t think that is a good idea. Then, P^2 can be called an artist again who modernizes songs while the rest get called karaoke singers that don’t measure up to Freddy?

    Re-arrange the crap out of those songs my little Idols.  Visit youtube, itunes, whatever. Find something so you don’t sound from the 80s again.

  • Tess

    Oh My…Just listened to Stefano’s new song and I am pretty dazed.  (Note to Katy Parry….girl you have nothing to worry about).  Isn’t Stefano recording for Disney?  I wonder if tweenies will even be interested in this song?  ”Selling Out” are definitely the first words that pop into my head….that and “baby talk”.

  • Tess

    Since Queen isn’t on the radio every day 10 times a day their isn’t the familiarity with them as their might be with “current” singers and songs.  Besides, It’s been 20 years or more since Queen was a household name and that’s 2 generations of peeps who don’t know these guys from Adam.

    Sure, for those of us that still listen to our golden oldies on a regular basis we may be a little more cynical about the kids singing them….but unless AI viewers take the time to you tube every song they will be more about the essence of Queen.  As long as these kids can make the song sound familiar and if they sing well they should be OK. Many of us will be bopping along and thinking about the memories the songs evoke.  Always a good thing on Idol.

    And the frosting on the cake is that Colton isn’t around to use his magic emo touch and ruin the song with his rearranging.  Hallelujah!

  • http://www.realitywithoutapologies.blogspot.com/ lisakn

    This should be a good week for Elise, if she becomes the new rocker on the show it could send her to the top. She needs to pick wisely this time.Her best bet is probably “another one bites the dust” I don’t think it will be a very good week for Hollie or Jessica. The queen songs seem so far out of their style of music, but it could be pulled off right if they try. Phillip needs to do something different, but I feel he is too bullheaded to step out and put his guitar aside, which will cost him in the end.

  • Anonymous

    Oh but I think for the first time we have a group who can pull off Queen legitimately.  None of the kids this year ever seemed Karaoke to me but I see your point.  I think September has me wanting straight up as they were written iconic songs.

  • http://www.realitywithoutapologies.blogspot.com/ lisakn

     Yes,I think so too.. this will be Elise’s week.

  • http://www.realitywithoutapologies.blogspot.com/ lisakn

     Yes,I think so too.. this will be Elise’s week.

  • http://twitter.com/CanadianLady2 CanadianLady

    I listened to it to and yuck on several levels! While I’m not really surprised, I had hoped for better. On tour and when I’ve seen him sing since, I thought he had a great voice and good potential.

  • http://www.realitywithoutapologies.blogspot.com/ lisakn

    The only thing I see with doing these songs is this..It’s going to be a really hard week for anyone who doesn’t kill these songs. Nobody can sing these like the original singer, and unless it’s really good, it’s going to sound very karaoke. I’m scared for a couple of the contestants, Hollie for one..

  • http://twitter.com/ladymctech ladymctech

    I am excited at the prospect of Joshua singing Somebody to Love.

  • Trina

    Not for anything, but, I like Else..but I thought “soul” was supposed to be her week? A theme may seem good on paper for some but the song they pick and how they deliver makes a huge difference.  She doesnt always choose her songs wisely.

    Please NO to Bohemian Rhapsody.  Constantine’s version is one of my all time fave AI performances but he had the PERFECT theatrical rock voice to pull it off.

  • Anonymous

    Stefano is one who I was on the fence about.  He didn’t interest me much when on Idol, but when I saw him on the Idols tour I was really impressed and thought he had grown so much.  But I just listened to that clip of his single and I really, really don’t like it.  At all.  Nothing to do with Stefano – the song itself is just awful.

  • asifclueless

    I’m excited about the Queen theme. I wrote down  songs I’d like  for the contestants to sing but got interrupted from work. Hope to find the list.

    It’s time for me to go back to watch Idol again.
    I thought Colton and P2 were locked in to win like I knew from last year that Scotty and Alaina would be in the final 2.
     
    Now anything goes which makes the show more exciting…unpredictable!
    I have a few faves but I never vote. (live overseas)

    Can’t wait to hear them sing and perform with Queen.

  • Anonymous

    Just eww to Stefano’s clip. 

  • Listening

    Is this the first time it’s been 4:2 ratio girls to guys. Every year there’s this theme only guys can win or maybe I should be more specific WGWG well there are only 2 guys left and just one guy w/ a guitar. I think it’s gonna happen a female is winning this year. Phillip isn’t as good as the judges rave about and all the girls are better vocalist then him.  Umm maybe with the exception of Elise her tone is quite annoying and affected most of the time. I think she’s done one song i’ve liked. Anyway I think it will happen a girl winning.It would either be Jessica or Skylar.

  • asifclueless

    Here we go. I jot it down real fast. I’ll compare with other posts later.

    Two songs for each of the contestant.

    Jessica: 1.  Bohemian Rhapsody    
                2.  The Show Must Go On

    Joshua: 1.  Crazy Little Thing Called Love
                2.  Another One Bites the Dust

    Ellise:   1.  I want to break free
                2.  Radio GaGa

    Hollie:   1.  Somebody to love
                2.  Love of my life

    I don’t know about PP and Skylar. May be these songs.
                 1.  Who Wants To Live Forever
                 2.  Fat Bottomed Girls

  • Kirsten

     

    Is this the first time it’s been 4:2 ratio girls to guys.

    This exact ratio occurred twice in Season 3:

    Top 12:
    Latoya, Amy, Camille, Fantasia, Jennifer, Leah, Jasmine, Diana (8)
    Matt, Jon, John, George (4)

    Top 6:
    Latoya, Fantasia, Jasmine, Diana (4)
    John, George (2)

  • Anonymous

    when will adam appear? can wait for his guest appearance…

  • Kirsten

     

    I am excited at the prospect of Joshua singing Somebody to Love.

    They rarely let Idols perform songs that the guest artists will sing the following night. I think that may have only happened once.

  • Anonymous

    Stephano clip LOL what was that. Not a good feeling which would be to bad I like his voice alot.

  • sagi

    Too bad Colton won’t be there to sing Love of my Life. I’m sure that would have been his pick.

  • asifclueless

    This song is very good if anybody is interested. I’ve got it on my iPod.

    Barcelona (Live) – Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé – 1988

    There are 28 songs here.
    Queen- live at Wembley Stadium 12-07-1986 Saturday (25th Anniversary Edition)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh9oUHO2dxE&feature=related

  • Anonymous

    Woohoo! Elise is going to kill this. Hollie could do great too if she can get the right song. I’m worried about Skylar. You can’t make Queen country.

  • sagi

     Skylar could do One Vision. She has the energy to make this one really good.

  • Anonymous

    Here’s Stefano’s whole song:

    http://ryanseacrest.com/2012/04/20/exclusive-listen-to-stefano-langones-im-on-a-roll-featuring-new-boyz-rock-mafia-audio/

    It definitely fits with what is getting played on Pop radio, but it’s not my thing at all. I’m confused cause after the season, stefano was saying that he never got to be himself, and that he had this RnB/Soul sound like John Legend. Well this is a far cry from the type of music John Legend makes. This is Pop/Techno. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIHKL34XDORTS2UZP4SWUUTG3U randi

    If there isn’t an Idol performing that night, I’m going to FUME. Bad enough that they turn it into a two night advertising campaign for a tribute band without any regard to how this theme suits their remaining contestants, they better at least be some Idol pay-off.

    Have they ever taken into consideration how the theme suits the contestants?  They’ve done Queen themes a couple of times and someone versatile can make it work for themselves. 

  • Anonymous

     ”For the love of God do not Dave Matthews a Queen song.”

    Ah, but this is what the true artist does.

    Apparently. :)

  • Anonymous

    Love Queen.  But, their music is best done by a group.  Many Queen songs are strong due to either, a) the incomparable Freddie Mercury, b) massive overdubbing, c) great guitar riffs.  None of these make for an easy time for young idolists trying to show off their individual singing ability.  My guess is there is at least one or two crash and burns due mostly to picking a song they love to listen to without considering how they will do performing it by themselves. I do love the idea of Elise singing We are the Champions and putting her heart into it, especially the early lyrics.  If they were given a longer time for their performances, she could even do a brief lead-in with We Will Rock You, but that is unlikely.

  • Anonymous

    ‘I think Hollie and Jessica are strong with Queen,
    particularly Hollie, if she can let it fly.’

    I think this is true voicewise, technique-wise, and even can-sing-the-feeling-of-these-songs-wise. …

    What I wonder about, though, is whether they know any of these songs already, whether they’ve ever sung any of them, and, if they haven’t, whether they can get them up to speed for the “let it fly” part in under a week (with plenty of other things they’re required to do, such as the Ford commercials and so on). ….

    They’ll need to be relaxed into the songs to really do them justice, despite the fact that, in theory, the songs fit their vocal abilities quite well. But I wouldn’t bet on either of them having actually sung much of Queen’s catalog before now so they’re going to have to become mega-familiar with them, *fast.*. … Hollie more likely to have done so than Jessica, maybe. 

    I think this will be quite a test.

  • Anonymous

    Katy Perry and Stephano. A match made in heaven.

    I’m thinking I’ve got some laundry to do next Thursday night.

  • http://twitter.com/TweetsFromFrank Frank

    Jessica and Hollie NEEEEEDDD to sing Show Must Go On and Who Wants To Live Forever, respectively.

    If Jessica sings the version sung by Amelia Lily with the dramatics and all, she will win. I guarantee it. :)

    Elise – Bohemian Rhapsody
    Joshua – Somebody to Love
    Phillip – Probably Crazy Thing Called Love
    Skylar – I don’t care.

  • http://twitter.com/bluinjewin Landon Cox

    Skylar – Don’t Stop Me Now
    Hollie – Who Wants to Live Forever
    Elise – Killer Queen
    Dave Matthews Dave Matthews – Fat Bottom Girls (shoutout to the frau!)
    Jessica – I Want to Break Free
    Joshua – Show Must Go On

    Hollie and Joshua could switch, tbh.

    Also, I heard that the other theme was Britney, in which case I am super excited. Just in case…

    Skylar – Toy Soldier
    Hollie – Toxic
    Elise – Womanizer
    Dave Matthews Dave Matthews – Oops I Did it Again
    Jessica – Everytime
    Joshua – Stronger

  • newinNM

    OK I’m gonna say it, my big dream for idol this year was Queen + Adam preforming on Idol! Perfect, former idol contestant fronting one of the greatest rock bands of all time.  His audition was a queen song, he preformed with them on the season 8 finale and he is now fronting the band for 2 sold out shows!  What a perfect way to show america that past contestants can and are being successful!  Wait what Katy Perry singing lead?!?! How can this be? What are the TPTB thinking, that Adam’s vocals are so far above the current contestants that it would make them look bad?  o_0

    LOL Oh the dreams of Idol fans (me) are so much bigger then reality will ever be.  Haha the truth is Adam is busy (doing Jimmy Kimmel that night I think) Queen is there to promote The Queen Extravaganza thingy and not their 4 concerts with Adam this summer.  Has Katy sang with them in the past, I thought she had but can’t find a youtube of it.  If Katy can sing Queen then I’m sure the remaining contestants can work something out.  I love me some Katy but she is NOT the strongest singer in the world, really looking forward to this! :)

    I’ve kinda been watching this year, mostly the result shows for the guest performers so I don’t know the contestants names.  The cute little big voiced blond should do will, she has the voice.  Jessica right, she’s the one Adam tweeted about.
    The blond rocker girl should be good, (Elise?)  The cute country girl should be fun, country Queen with a twang!  She might be really good!

    P2 boring, scruffy with limited vocal range, reminds me of Lee. Never liked the other guy, he’s screechy,  There’s another one right? can’t remember him/her, (bad fan).  Maybe a girl will win this year.

    Anyway, if you are a top 6 finalist on American Idol, going on an arena tour this summer AND have the possibility of a major label recording contract, and you can’t find 2 songs in the massive Queen catalog with Brian and Rodger there to help, you deserve to go home! 

    Disclamer:  IMHO   YMMV  and in the words of my favorite idol contestant,  opinions are like a$$holes, we all have one, pass the wet wipes!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3NQHPT3NA6VGKK22RCMTGOCII Tiffany

    I agree Jessica may have some probs.  I noticed in last nights group number, they all sounded good but her.  It was like her voice couldn’t go there or something, too much vibralto for rocking out maybe?

  • Anonymous

    Who do you think will be Queen’s lead singer?    Hopefully the same lead singer theyre performing with this summer:  Adam Lambert!!!

  • Kirsten

     

        Hopefully the same lead singer theyre per

    Marc Martel. He’s getting most of the press. It’s the tribute band that will be performing. Brian and Roger will be playing with the Idols, so I guess that means that they will all be the lead singers too.

  • Kirsten

     

    I agree Jessica may have some probs.  I noticed in last nights group
    number, they all sounded good but her.  It was like her voice couldn’t
    go there or something,

    I think that the “something” was that her mic wasn’t turned on or working.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_I3NQHPT3NA6VGKK22RCMTGOCII Tiffany

    I really hate Queen songs.  Checked out Killer Queen on youTube for Elise and didnt like it either.  Not much range and song didnt go anywhere, of course, I couldnt make it through the whole song so maybe I missed the good part.  Wish NIgel would retire this theme, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Carol King themes.  Done to death!

  • http://www.realitywithoutapologies.blogspot.com/ lisakn

     Yes, I feel like she won’t be able to do this type of thing. She can’t sing an uptempo song to save her life.I did notice the group number she was really struggling with it all. Maybe she’ll go with one of the slower queen songs, but she’s going to have to be careful about doing only ballads too, people will vote her off if she keeps doing them. I don’t think Jessica will do good at all this week.

  • http://www.realitywithoutapologies.blogspot.com/ lisakn

     Go back and listen, her mic was on. She just had trouble with that song.

  • Anonymous

    Queen week should be a slam dunk for Elise. Nuff said.

  • Reflections On Life

    I mean this in the best possible way: Skylar could do Fat Bottom Girls, turn it into a country rocker or southern-fried rocker easily, and poke a little sly fun at herself at the same time!  The idol audience probably won’t go for it, but I think it’d be hot!

  • http://www.realitywithoutapologies.blogspot.com/ lisakn

     Will they be doing queen for both sets of songs, or just the first? Elise should do either “We will rock you”, or “Bites the dust”.

  • Anonymous

    I can’t believe I’m actually going to say this but I don’t want Adam singing with Queen on Idol. He needs to sing his music to promote his album. Singing with Queen this summer is a great gig and will continue to help get his name out especially in the UK. 

  • Anonymous

    Ugh!  more songs that the kids wont know … cant wait to hear Hollie say “i had trouble with Killer Queens because I never heard the song before” …

  • http://twitter.com/Jakeysnakey19 Jake Williams

    no! Mj said her mic was turned off.

  • http://twitter.com/bluinjewin Landon Cox

    This is only the second time they have done Queen on Idol, and the last time was 6 years ago. They’ve done Carole King once and Billy twice. Stevie is overplayed though.

  • http://www.realitywithoutapologies.blogspot.com/ lisakn

     It wasn’t at the end and it still sounded bad.

  • http://www.realitywithoutapologies.blogspot.com/ lisakn

    No matter what they sing, they need to be spot on and kill it. If not it’s going to sound horrible. Not a lot of people can sing these songs and do them justice. It will be interesting that is for sure. I guess this Queen week will separate the men from the boys.

  • Anonymous

     ”I mean this in the best possible way: Skylar = Fat Bottom Girls!”

    Good grief, I hope the costume department doesn’t outfit the poor girl with another ass curtain (tip of hat to I’m sorry I can’t remember whom)  then.

  • Anonymous

    No, Adam isn’t performing with Queen on Idol, because the Queen Tribute band will be performing. The TB is produced by Roger Taylor, but Roger and Brian don’t perform with them. Adam is now the guy that performs with R & B. Adam is performing on AI on May 17, 2 days after Trespassing drops. There seems to be a lot of confusion about why Adam isn’t performing with the Queen Tribute Band. That is a whole separate endeavor. They have 6 revolving singers, from what I understand, because the show is 3 -4 hours long!!!

  • Anonymous

    I think Skylar will sing it straight next week.  If she’s smart then this is the time to keep it real and not go country.  She did it before with “Wind Beneath My Wings”.  I don’t see any Queen song being countrified.  She has the power vocals to pull it off.  When Skylar goes softer or sings in her lower register, that’s when I hear some problems. She seems to be at her best going at full power, which can get old after a while. 

    Normally, I would cringe at the thought of anyone trying to sing Queen. However with this group I actually think it can be done.  There is a lot of good stuff to work with and something for everyone. 

    Philip is the one with very limited range and lacking in power. He will have to choose carefully, but there are a few that can work for him.

    What will be tricky here is how to sing these songs. There will be a huge risk in changing them up. They will have to remember what happened to Colton. No one wants to see a Queen song butchered.  If you change it up, how much?  You don’t want to make the song unrecognizable.

  • Nele621

    I’m surprised we haven’t heard about the other singers, just that one guy from Canada. Can’t remember his name right now. Obviously, not as good of a singer as Mercury, but he sounds much like him. Yeah, the TB is performing Thursday, so it wouldn’t make sense for Lambert to be part of it. Even on Wed — that is performance night. They only focus on the contestants, not any former idol. So, that also wouldn’t make sense for Lambert to be any part of Wednesday.

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    For Jessica’s Queen song:  http://youtu.be/WI9ivxI4eb4

    PROBLEM SOLVED

  • http://www.facebook.com/aleeatorio Alexandre Oliveira

    Elise, PLEASE, MAKE ME ROOT FOR YOU, GIRL!

    Elise needs a real defining moment this week.A real one, just like she had with Zeppelin.I think an acapella version of Show Must Go On would be amazing for her.The lyrics can relate to her being in the Bottom a lot and she needs a breakthrough and tender performance to make it to the Top 5.She missed an opportunity to bring it this week , when she would have slayed A Change is Gonna Come.
    For me, her best performance to date was Vienna.And it was a little bit underrated.She showed confidence, some massive skills and it was the first time, since One and Only, that I really believed in her.I think Queen is great, but there are going to be so many manufactored performances, with those choirs and stuff.My favorite contestant, besides Elise, is Skylar.She is showing so much improvement and she is so mature.She is the real dark horse of this competition.I just don’t get all the Hollie-love since 2 weeks ago everyone was like “oh Hollie is Pia 2.0 she needs to go” .As much as I like her , I don’t think she is in the same level of Skylar and Jessica.She just doesn’t catch my attention.Sorry.Joshua needs to change it up.I think he is great, but I feel like we’ve been seeing the same performance since…forever?And his performances this week were like watching too cats fightint.Really bad.Runaway Baby was his best performance to date.Let’s hope Phillip gets eliminated.America got it right once.One to go. 

  • tomr

    Terrible theme!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hollies parents are British, believe me she will know the songs!!!.
    I took my then 8 and 13 yos years ago to a queen tribute band, even at their age they could sing along word for word to all the songs.

  • Anonymous

    I agree, as much as I want Adam performing on Idol, I want him to be singing his own song…………..although I wouldn’t mind Brian and Roger giving a shout out to their new group membert!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    although I wouldn’t mind Brian and Roger giving a shout out to their new group membert

    Except Adam is not their new group member, he’s a guest singer they’ve invited to do a handful of shows with them months from now this summer. 

    Since they’re on American Idol to promote their tribute band touring the US, I don’t think they will want to muddy things by mentioning Adam. Heck even fans got confused in this thread. I wouldn’t expect a namecheck. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MV64BS4FSISCASL4P656RXAFYQ Kayla

    For those disappointed in the Queen theme, looks like you’ll get another song to make up for it!

    dizzyfeet
    RT @JelloPurple: @dizzyfeet Are the idols going to sing 2 Queen Songs for next week?
    [NO ONLY ONE QUEEN SONG AND ANY SONG THEY WANT TO SING.]

  • Anonymous

    I’m hoping for the best with Joshua, particularly because he’ll probably be performing in the first half of the show this week, and that spells doom this year.

  • Anonymous

    “If Jessica sings the version sung by Amelia Lily with the dramatics and all, she will win. I guarantee it. :)”

    The thought of that just gave me an Adamgasm.

  • Aldo R Antunes Jr

    With this theme, my sugestions are:

    Elise – Show Must Go on
    Hollie – We Are The Champions
    Jessica – Somebody To Love
    Joshua – Bohemian Rhapsody
    Phillip – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Skylar – I Was Born To Love You

  • http://twitter.com/bentley1530 Bentley1530

    I want someone to sing “Don’t Stop Me Now” because it is upbeat and fun and not as challenging as some of the others.  Anyone singing “Show Must Go On” better do it right.  Lastly, please lets have a night without “Fat Bottom Girls”.  

  • luvadamlambert

    UGHHHH NO COLTON OR MORE IMPORTSNTLY ADAM!!!

  • luvadamlambert

    Really glad that this season so many weeks where contestants get to do fun comtempary songs (hopefully!)

  • http://twitter.com/bentley1530 Bentley1530

     Is someone was to do SMG this week I hope they put a little more drama in their voice and less in their face and hands.  I liked Amelia Lily’s performance but it seemed a little restrained. 

  • Anonymous

     I’m glad they don’t have to sing two Queen songs. Nigel must agree with me that there aren’t 12 songs good enough to fill the whole show.

  • http://twitter.com/bluinjewin Landon Cox

    Are you kidding? Don’t Stop Me Now is really hard to sing; lots of breath control, changes in pitch, all while running around and commanding the stage.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYS8xGHOjMk

    Sally Chatfield from XFAUS did it and did it justice

  • http://twitter.com/bluinjewin Landon Cox

     More like Nigel has heard the crowds demand current music

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I think the one I heard was Mark and he has a terrific voice.  Nice looking, too.  I am so excited about this.  It means Brain May has forgiven the Idol producers.

    I love seeing the alums.  Stefano always sang good on the show and was great on the tour!

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I don’t know very many of the artists today, but doesn’t Katy Perry have fun, teen songs that Jessica can sing?  And she really CAN sing.

  • Anonymous

    only watched s8, s9, and s10.. so different to see so many girls this late in the game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aleeatorio Alexandre Oliveira

    Elise should sing Creep by Radiohed in her second song or finally reprise This is a Man’s World.She needs two showstopping performances to go through.

    She needs to pick something in the Queen catalogue that will allow her to connect with the audience.Killer Queen would be fierce , then she should come back with a ballad (Creep) , that would be a homerun for her.

  • Anonymous

    Skylar tweeted this:

    Skylar Laine ? @SLaineAI11 Singin’ a song that means a lot to me and my home this week!

    I could see her sing “Mississippi Girl” by Faith Hill.

  • http://twitter.com/ZarkeMulgore Zarke

    hahaha It was inevitable that this was QUEEN week! So looking forward to this!

    The other theme – Choose your own song  -That’s a heavy one! Hope their first choice gets cleared..

    I one of the interviews, Jessica said if given a change to choose a song  she wanted to sing – “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore?” by Prince (or maybe by Alicia)

  • http://twitter.com/ZarkeMulgore Zarke

    ohhh … “Doing All Right” – Great elimination song….

    “Where will I be this time tomorrow?
    Jumped in joy or sinking in sorrow
    Anyway I should be doing all right
    Doing all right”

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Oh my goodness – I suggested Jessica sing a Katy Perry song.  Can’t have the contestants sounding better than the guest!  Maybe Bruno Mars?

  • too-cool-for-school

    [NO ONLY ONE QUEEN SONG AND ANY SONG THEY WANT TO SING.]

    HAHA NIGEL AND HIS CRAZY CAPS STRIKE AGAIN!!

    BUT YAY!! I’LL BE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE INDIVIDUAL SONGS THEY CHOOSE.

  • http://www.realitywithoutapologies.blogspot.com/ lisakn

     She did “man’s world” already, but it was in the very beginning in hollywood, her final solo song. She did it sooo good tho. I think she should do a Joplin song. I had never heard Janice Joplin until Steven said something about it to her, and he was right..she sounds alot like her.

  • Anonymous

    I’m just psyched for the QUEEN theme. The band is just a classic act. Freddie Mercury got this powerhouse voice that none of the male artists has unsurpassed today…except well, Adam Lambert (maybe).
    For my AI Top 6 Queen song picks:
    Jessica- “I Want To Break Free”…Yes BB Chez, she gots ta break free from the pack! Ey, Jimmy Iovine hey I think this is age appropriate for her. Last week she was almost in the verge of screaming the lyrics. This song is not too fast, not too slow type, if she can pull it off in a controlled melody with a spice of Mercury’s emotional angst, I will quadruple my votes.Elise- “Under Pressure”…Elise should take a note from Joss Stone’s cover. This week’s theme should be a breeze for her
    Hollie- “The Show Must Go On”…just give this song to her plus the pimp spot…bloody hell it’s British invasion! 
    Skylar- “Love Of My Life.” hmm any Queen song she sings could be pretty interesting to hear with a country twist 
    Phillip- “One Vision” or “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”…and make either song extra sexy, he won’t be poppin’ a cherry in the bottom 3 (rhyme!)
    Joshua- “Who Wants To Live Forever” accompanied by…a choir lol…welp.. I’m not surprised anymore if the judges give him a standing O again. They should stop doin it to anyone because the word biased is undressing and the stench of it smells week after week.

    The Queen Extravaganza is already gonna sing Somebody to Love so that should be off the table for anyone’s list
    Bohemian Rhapsody,We Will Rock You and We are the Champions should be a group song.
    I will give extra votes to anyone in top 6 wear a Freddie Mercury tight costume lol!

  • Anonymous

    I saw Skylar tweet something about making her home proud with her song this upcoming week.  I’m thinking she is probably doing Faith Hills “Mississippi Girl.”

  • Anonymous

    Bucky Covington was eliminated after performing that song.  I wouldn’t touch that one.

  • Anonymous

    sorry ptebwwong, I didn’t see your post and I just posted the same response as you.  LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/aleeatorio Alexandre Oliveira

    yeah that’s why I said she should reprise it.It was the first performance that left me speechless.She needs to something like that to be safe.Something that people will be talking about in the other day.

  • http://www.realitywithoutapologies.blogspot.com/ lisakn

     Yep, she did that one great. I wish we could see the entire performance, since we didn’t get to see it all..maybe she’ll do it again. She totally killed it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Pison-Jr/1312394410 Victor Pison Jr.

    PLease vote for her too… i love her a lot!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/G6UEXW5M5MN3Y7QJXXU4B3PGRM pauline

    This week Jessica will be having a defining MOMENT, pimp shot needed now!!!. Ive seen her covers in her youtube channel years ago before they remove them all. That girl will bite their head off. One mistake that I agree with Jimmy was song choice and boring song. Dont underestimate that girl I would tell you. :)