The American Idol Top 12 Sing Songs From the Year They Were Born

According to the American Idol official site, The Top 12 theme next week will be “Songs From The Year They Were Born”.  As a matter of fact, I just did a theme based gallery for EW, and compiled some stats on popular themes.

The “Year They Were Born Theme has been done 4 times previously, in seasons 4, 5, 8 and 10. A little fun fact for you there.

Below is the Top 12 and their birth dates.  Other than Elise, Erika, Heejun and Jermaine–it’s going to be a 90’s fest, ya’ll!

I’ll post my song choice list early next week, but for now, you can all put your thinking caps on…

Colton Dixon – October 19, 1991
Deandre Brackensick – October 21, 1994
Elise Testone – July 29, 1983
Erika Van Pelt – December 12, 1985
Heejun Han – April 20, 1989
Hollie Cavanagh – July 5, 1993
Jermaine Jones – November 3, 1986
Jessica Sanchez – August 4, 1995
Joshua Ledet – April 9, 1992
Phillip Phillips – September 20, 1990
Shannon Magrane – October 21, 1995
Skylar Laine – February 1, 1994

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