American Idol Top 5 Themes: Mothers Day and Carrie Underwood

AMERICAN IDOL - "116 (Top 7)" - The Top 7 finalists perform two songs this week, battling it out for AmericaÕs vote to make it into the Top 5, as the search for AmericaÕs next superstar continues on its new home on AmericaÕs network, The ABC Television Network, SUNDAY, MAY 6 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT, 5:00-7:01 p.m. PDT). (ABC/Eric McCandless) CADE FOEHNER, MARY CHRISTINE, MAURICE KEITH HUDSON
It’s Cade Foehner Posing with Judge Katy Perry’s Mom and Dad

The American Idol Top 5 will once again sing two songs on Sunday’s (May 13) LIVE coast to coast telecast on ABC.

The top five contestants, including of Gabby Barrett, Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard, will perform songs from the Carrie Underwood songbook on next week’s live show, following a special mentoring session with her during a surprise trip to Nashville.

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As Sunday is Mother’s Day here in the USA, the second theme, according to Caleb, will be “Mothers Day” which really, is simply a way to frame “sing whatever you want as a second song!” There are an infinite number of ways to tie a song back to a parent. Am I right?

All the moms will probably be sitting in the audience, and there will likely be pre-performance video packages that feature sentimental family stories

Carrie is a mom! Maybe little Isaiah will be along as she stops by to perform her hit single, “Cry Pretty,” which the singer co-wrote and co-produced. The song debuted in its first week sales at #1 in the U.S. all-genres, topping the iTunes Top Songs charts in 12 countries. The new album – her first for Capitol Records Nashville – will be released on September 14, marking the first time she has co-produced her own album.

American Idol airs coast to coast Sunday, May 13 (airing live on ABC 8:00 PM Eastern/7:00 PM Central/5:00 PM Pacific) and features Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan as judges. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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