American Idol 11 Top 12 – “Songs From The Year They Were Born” Song Picks!

On Wednesday, The American Idol 11 Top 12 will sing “Songs from the Year They Were Born”.   Here are my picks.

Colton Dixon – October 19, 1991 – “Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak – He should sit at the piano for this one.
Deandre Brackensick – October 21, 1994 – “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” by Prince – If he can get it cleared. Back to the falsetto–but with some careful coaching!
Elise Testone – July 29, 1983 – “Stand Back” by Stevie Nicks – Stevie Nicks is tailor-made for Elise
Erika Van Pelt – December 12, 1985 – “Smooth Operator by Sade – I think Erika could pull this off without sounding boring.
Heejun Han – April 20, 1989 – “If You Don’t Know Me By Know” by Simply Red – Another heartfelt ballad for Heejun, but with a little soul.
Hollie Cavanagh – July 5, 1993 – “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes – Something a little different for Hollie.
Jermaine Jones – November 3, 1986 – “Living In America” by James Brown – This could be a trainwreck. Maybe that’s what I am hoping
Jessica Sanchez – August 4, 1995 – “Ill Stand By You” by The Pretenders – At the risk of pissing off the Pia fans–Jessica could nail this one.
Joshua Ledet – April 9, 1992 – “Real Love” by Mary J. Blige – Yeah, I know. A little weird. But I’m absolutely envisioning this in my head.
Phillip Phillips – September 20, 1990 – “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel –  Phil’s got to be careful not to mush mouth the words, but it could be right in his wheelhouse.
Shannon Magrane – October 21, 1995 – “You Are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson – I predict this WILL be her pick.
Skylar Laine – February 1, 1994 – “All I Wanna Do” by Sheryl Crow – A fun song for Skyler, though something tells me she’ll end up with “Come To My Window”

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