The theme for the Top Seven is “Idols at the Movies”, with choices of songs from, you guess it, the movies. Quentin Tarantino is the week’s mentor. He was a guest judge during Season Three, and by all reports is a complete American Idol geek, so his suggestions might not completely suck.
I can’t imagine Noop Dawg is long for the competition. He picks a great song last week, has a great performance, and still ends up on the Bottom Two. Still, he might be able to keep himself around another week with a solid song choice.
If he wants to play up the frat boy angle, he could always go for “Louie, Louie” from “Animal House” or “Twist And Shout” from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. Scratch that. That’s a bad idea.
How about “Layla” by Derek and the Dominoes from “GoodFellas”?
Always the hardest to pick for, because if he knows what sort of singer he wants to be, he hasn’t let us know. I’m going to suggest “If You Were Here” by the Thompson Twins from “Sixteen Candles”.
My biggest hope with Lil is that she doesn’t decide to do “The Heart Must Go On” from Titanic. Enough Celine Dion, already!
A better choice might be “I Will Always Love You” from “The Bodyguard”. If she can find a way to make this modern, it could be a good choice.
Another option might be “Son of a Preacher Man” from Tarantino’s “Pulp Fiction”.
After last week’s disaster, Kris needs to slow it down again. He’s already had a wonderful movie song performance with “To Make You Feel My Love” from “Hope Floats”.
Since MacIntyre got sent home before he could perform an Elton John song, Kris should pay tribute with “Tiny Dancer” from “Almost Famous”.
Something tells me that Danny is going to do a song from a Disney moving. Probably one that was sung by a mouse or a mermaid originally.
I’m pretty much resigned to the fact that he’s never going to do anything with any sort of edge. So, what he should perform is “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel from the movie “Say Anything”.
Alternatively, he could go back to our Motown Week advice and perform “Try a Little Tenderness” from “The Commitments”.
With Allison’s big voice, lots of choices come to mind. One is Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” from “Armageddon”. Another possibility is “Streets of Philadelphia” by Bruce Springstien from “Philadelphia”.
What I’d really like to see her perform is “Colorblind” by Counting Crows from “Cruel Intentions”.
We all know that at some point, Adam is going to channel the ghost of Freddie Mercury and perform something by Queen. This could be the week, with his performing “Who Wants to Live Forever” from “The Highlander”.
If he wants to go with something a bit more upbeat, he might try “Under Pressure” by Queen and David Bowie, which was featured in the movie “Grosse Pointe Blank”.
Miley Cyrus and Season 3 alumnus Jennifer Hudson will perform on the results show Wednesday night. Hudson will perform her new single, “If This Isn’t Love,” and Cyrus will sing a song called “The Climb,” from the upcoming “Hannah Montana: The Movie.”