Top 8 Girls – Spoilers

Here are  song spoilers and performance order for tonight from Ricky at Idol Forums.   Thanks, Milajoy, for bringing these over…  

Jordin – “Heartbreaker”
Sabrina – “Don’t Let Go”
Antonella – Put Your Records On”
Haley – “If My Heart Had Wings”
Steph – “Sweet Thing”
Lakisha – “I Have Nothing”
Gina – “Call Me When You’re Sober”
Melinda – “Im  A Woman”

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28 Comments

  1. ugh @ Antonella’s song. I was hoping Melinda might choose that one at some point. I love Gina’s song so she better not ruin it!

  2. That’s so funny. Just last week I was thinking that Gina should do an Evanescence song, that it would suit her style and help to separate her from the pack. I really hope she brings it – I like her and I especially like that she’s different from the other girls, some of which are downright interchangeable (especially at the Top 24 level). I’d also like to see Gina do Joan Jett’s “Crimson and Clover.”

  3. Lakisha! Learn, baby, learn! “I Have Nothing” was done by Jennifer Hudson, by Katherine McPhee. C’mon girlfriend, check out some other material to avoid harsh comparisons — I already suggested “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Let It Be” — how about “Piece of My Heart”? Or “Rose of Spanish Harlem” or a gospel-y “You’ve Got Friend” or “Stone Soul Picnic”?? I know I’m betraying my age here, but criminy…somebody gotta help these kids.
    I know,I know….I’m talking like she’s reading this which she surely is not…..

  4. Also, I’m wondering if Melinda is doing the Peggy Lee classic (which is what I suspect) or if she’ll be doing the Koko Taylor song (which would bring the house down).

  5. Ugh, Antonella is going to sing one of my current favorite songs. Not cool.

    Jordin singing Pat Benatar should be interesting. Doesn’t Simon not like that song, or not like Pat Benatar, or something like that?

    Gina singing “Call Me When You’re Sober” sounds promising. I just hope she doesn’t shout it.

  6. I’m most looking forward to Stephanie’s performance – a great pick for her, and I hope she stays true to the original. I’m thinking Melinda will likely do a full-out version of “I’m a Woman” versus a jazzy one, given her choice last week. I assume Sabrina’s selection is a cover of the EnVogue hit, which is a similar style to what she has picked so far. Hope she at least nails it.

    AI cliche city: I’m disappointed that LaKisha chose to drag out another overdone Whitney tune, and I doubt she will be attempting a more nuanced interpretation. She’s already demonstrated she’s got powerhouse vocals. I’d like to hear some other skills. She may be going home earlier than anyone would expect.

    Very ballsy of Gina to tread in Amy Lee territory.

    My thoughts about Antonella’s choice – well, I gotta stop laughing first.

    For anyone interested: After each Idol performance, Rhapsody.com puts a Playlist under ‘In the Spotlight’ on their homepage that features the original versions of the songs that were performed.

  7. i am so annoyed at antonella for doign corrine bailey rae. who does she think she is?

    whoever said antonella hit it out of the park this week was on crack clearly. there is no way in hell that antonella hits this song out of the park. no way. unless the whole world goes in reverse.

    arrrgh. first kat ruins black horse and the cherry tree and now antonella is going to destroy one of my fav songs.

    i wish there was negative voting.

  8. cool, Stephanie is singing one of my favorite Van Morrison songs. ;)

    I can’t wait to hear what a trainwreck Antonella’s song will be. “Put Your Records” on only works because Corrine has such a cool distinctive voice and vibe. I can’t even remember what antonella sounds like, although I guess the word “ass” comes to mind.

  9. I’m looking forward to “Heartbreaker” the most. I wanted to like Gina, but Amy Lee’s shrillness makes my ears bleed and I change stations whenever Evanescence comes on. Oh well, it really doesn’t matter. Gina and Haley will be gone because the 5 divas and Antoinella will advance, whether they should or not.

  10. Why does everyone dislike Antonella so much? Sure, she can’t sing, but why not give Haley a hard time, she can’t sing much either. Is it the pictures that has caused this outrage? or the bitchy character AI has her playing?

  11. I didn’t care for Antonella even before those pics surfaced.

    “Negative voting”. Folk, I like your idea!

  12. whoever said antonella hit it out of the park this week was on crack clearly. there is no way in hell that antonella hits this song out of the park. no way. unless the whole world goes in reverse.

    Folk, She changed her song at the last minute. She WAS going to be singing Tiny Dancer (Elton). THAT is the song that she hit out of the park. Lord only knows who’s giving her advice. :rolleyes_wp:

    à ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…“Negative votingà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ .

    Just vote for someone else who is likely to be going home (Like Haley, for instance). If you vote for a fave (Like Melinda), it wouldn’t effect Antonella’s totals, but voting for someone who is likely to get LESS votes than her, may work.

  13. The only song I actually like on that list is “Put Your Records on” and Antonella is singing it. Sanjaya ruined one of my favorites last night in Waiting on the World to Change and now Antonella is going to ruin another one of my favorite songs. If she pulls it off though by some miracle I will be voting for her though because she actually chose a good song.

    I have not liked any of the songs Melinda has chosen. I hate My Funny Valentine and that Aretha tune she sang was not that great either. I have never heard of “I’m A Woman”. LaKisha’s song selection is retarted. Trenyce, Jennifer Hudson, Vonzell and Katharine McPhee have all chosen that song in the past.

  14. I am not excited at all by any of the choices – or anything at all this season for that matter.

    GeminiDolly – I think the problem everyone has with Antonella is that she is clearly not good enough to be where she is and is taking the place of someone who deserves to be there. Most of her votes are supposed to be because of VFTW and fans of her pics.

    folk – Kat’s version of Black Horse and the Cherry Tree was actually my favourite of all her performances.

  15. Well…hmm.

    I’m not sure what I think about the spoilers. Really, I’m not. IT sounds like a good night of big oversinging and belting and sucking minus maybe Melinda. I like her choice.

    I hate Mariah Carey with a passion and hearing Jordin sing a song I don’t already like isn’t boding well with me.

    Haley…Faith Hill song? I don’t see her doing well.

    Stephanie…I’m assuming she is doing the Chaka Khan version, of which I’m not familiar with, but am familiar with the Van Morrison version. Meh.

    Gina – Amy Lee she is not. And what a distinctive voice Amy Lee has. And what a big hit this song has been. Oh let the comparisons begin, and Gina, will, fall short indefinitely.

    Sabrina…she’ll shout it, more than likely. Another belting song

    Antonella….yikes. I mean that song is not only popular but song by someone who can actually SING. She’s going to butcher it.

    Lakisha. I’m officially over her and her entirely too overdone songs on the idol stage. I don’t care if she can knock “I have nothing” out of the ballpark. Whitney Houston she is not and I’m over that song so much that I’ll probably mute her.

    Melinda…I do like her choice and she has the pimp spot so I’m sure she’ll knock it out of the park. Good. Because she’s the only one I’m halfway looking forward to.

  16. You have got to be shitting me. ANTONELLA is going to ATTEMPT to sing Corinne Bailey Rae? I already hate her.

    At least Corinne will get the exposure. SHE rocks!

  17. I love Corinne Bailey Rae too, Sarah.

    I’m glad she’s getting the exposure…I just wish it was from someone who could sing it.

  18. i am so annoyed at antonella for doign corrine bailey rae. who does she think she is?

    whoever said antonella hit it out of the park this week was on crack clearly. there is no way in hell that antonella hits this song out of the park. no way. unless the whole world goes in reverse.

    arrrgh. first kat ruins black horse and the cherry tree and now antonella is going to destroy one of my fav songs.

    i wish there was negative voting.

    Well, with this attitude, you are sure not to like it. Some of you are worse than Olympic figure skating judges.

  19. Just vote for someone else who is likely to be going home (Like Haley, for instance). If you vote for a fave (Like Melinda), it wouldnà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢t effect Antonellaà ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s totals, but voting for someone who is likely to get LESS votes than her, may work.

    That was tried last year and didn’t work.

    This was documented on the scary board last year. During Top 8 girls week, a group of Kellie-haters power-voted for Melissa in hopes of her getting voted in over Kellie. They succeeded in getting Melissa into the top 12…but at the expense of Ayla.

  20. Hmmm. Is it Dionne’s Heartbreaker, Mariah’s or Pat Benatar’s?

  21. Melinda’s song is too old fashioned. Think Bette Midler and Dove commercials. I hope she does something different with it because Simon is going to call her old soon.

  22. It’s Pat Benatar’s….

    Heartbreaker, dream maker, love taker dontcha mess around with me. :drunk_tb:

  23. Per Ricky at IDF:

    A note is : Haley’s song choice was last minute, and she just rehearsed for the first time today! she did ‘okay’ she wont blow out the house tonight. Hayley had no choice her song wasn’t cleared, so she had to change.

    Melinda, Lakisha, Stephanie, Sabrina, Jordin, Gina ALL did amazing in reherseal. Antonella is better but still blows.
    Hayley is struggling.

  24. Well, with this attitude, you are sure not to like it. Some of you are worse than Olympic figure skating judges.

    What are you, the fricking attitude police? If you don’t like what you read here, as MJ says in her guidelines, this is NOT THE PLACE for you.

    Antonella SUCKED and ruined a great song. Good thing I have the REAL version on my iTunes so I could go listen to it after she butchered it. Just another telling sign that she is nowhere NEAR ready for the recording industry, if she can’t even sing a current song well.

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