Tonight’s theme is vaguely stated as “Top downloads.”
There are quite a few hip-hop songs that wouldn’t pass muster in “Idol” land (Yah… Scott MacIntyre doing… Flo Rida!) and who knows how many of the songs they could actually clear. A couple have already been sung on “Idol” including “Viva la Vida” and “No One.” In genereal, there are a lot of pop and R&B songs but not a lot for someone like Allison or Megan to work with. Here are a few that might be usable:
“Photograph” Nickelback (Adam Lambert?)
“Don’t Forget About Us” Mariah Carey (Lil Rounds could do a lovely job with this one)
“Dirty Little Secret” All American Rejects (again, Adam?)
“You’re Beautiful” James Blunt (Kris Allen, Matt Giraud, Anoop or Danny Gokey though Scott could try this.)
“Bad Day” Daniel Powter (A song already identified with “Idol” as the going away song season five. Kris Allen could do this one.)
“Crazy” Gnarls Barkley (The song couldn’t get cleared last season. Maybe Danger Mouse might change his mind this time around cos any of the guys could do this one.)
“Sexyback” Justin Timberlake (I dare you, Matt Giraud. Or Anoop.)
“How To Save A Life” Fray (Right up Kris’ alley though Scott might be drawn to this.)
“Lips of an Angel” – Hinder (Has an overwrought quality that fits Adam well)
“Irreplaceable” – Beyonce (Lil Rounds could pull this one off. Stay away, Allison and Megan!)
“Makes Me Wonder” Maroon 5 (Matt Giraud, this one’s yours)
“Hey There Delilah” Plain White T’s (already burned to a crisp in Hollywood. Avoid!)
“Apologize” OneRepublic w/ Timbaland (Includes piano. Scott, this one’s yours.)
“No One” Alicia Keys (Lil Rounds will more likely pick this one)
“Hallelujah” Jeff Buckley (Jason Castro already did this. I wouldn’t touch it. In fact, he’s the reason why this went No. 1)
“Bleeding Love” Leona Love (Allison could pull this one off though Lil Rounds could do it justice. She in fact needs to do it justice after a couple of tepid weeks.)
“Take a Bow” – Rihanna (Megan should sing this as a symbolic tune.)
“So What” Pink (Allison could rock this one out of the park)
Both David Cook and David Archuleta had no. 1 songs but I wouldn’t dare do a song by either of them. Too soon!
Some folks think a creative singer could do a stripped down “Umbrella” for full effect. We’ll see.
-Danny Gokey’s grandfather passed and he spent a few days away from the “Idol” bubble but will be back in time to perform tonight.
-And Idol won best reality show on the Kids Choice Awards Saturday on Nickelodeon. David Archuleta and Paula Abdul came up to thank the Nickelodeon voters. They did NOT get slimed. If only Simon had been there…