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Entertainment Weekly Picks Which Songs The ‘Idol Finalists”
Should Sing For ‘Songs of the Cinema’ Night

Entertainment Weekly
What should the Idols sing for ‘Songs of the Cinema’ night?
Apr 14, 2009, 02:41 PM | by Michael Slezak

Quentin Tarantino is mentoring American Idol’s Top 7 contestants tonight for a “Songs of the Cinema”-themed episode. Not sure how wide the show’s producers will cast the net, but let’s hope we don’t get yet another rendition of “I Have Nothing” foisted on us. After hearing it covered by Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Hudson, Trenyce, Leah LaBelle, Vonzell Solomon, and LaKisha Jones, I think it’s time that old chestnut got retired from the Idol stage. Ditto for “Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)” — which has been done to death by Corey Clark, George Huff, Jessica Sierra, Scott Savol, Katharine McPhee, and Ramiele Malubay. (Uff da!) Anyhow, here are my picks for tonight’s show…check ’em out, then make your own request-list in the comments section below!

Adam Lambert:
Bette Midler’s “Whose Side Are You On?” [from The Rose]
Allison Iraheta: Prince’s “Purple Rain” [from Purple Rain]
Anoop Desai: Aimee Mann’s “Save Me” [from Magnolia]
Kris Allen: The Hollies’ “Air That I Breathe” [from The Virgin Suicides]
Lil Rounds: The Psychedelic Furs “Love My Way” [from Valley Girl]
Matt Giraud: The Soggy Bottom Boys’ “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow” [from O Brother, Where Art Thou?]
Danny Gokey: Madonna’s “This Used to Be My Playground” [from A League of Their Own]

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4 thoughts on “Entertainment Weekly Picks Which Songs The ‘Idol Finalists”
Should Sing For ‘Songs of the Cinema’ Night

  1. Since you asked…one of my FAV cinema songs from our girl is: You Do Something To Me
    Talk about showing some range! I might actually watch a second of this dreadful show 😉
    ~J

    1. I love that song, too, but I wouldn’t mind hearing that Adam guy rock out on one of those Rose numbers…. or even that Allison girl…she’s got some pipes, too.

  2. Yes yes yes! I’m not even watching that show and I want that guy to sing it. “Whose Side Are You On” is in my top 5 fav Bette songs… i LOVE it!

  3. and so lil rounds sang the rose. simon did not like it. he said “it’s a bette midler song” nuff said. i guess you just don’t touch bette’s song. LOL

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