5 Potential Theme Nights That Would Suit Every Remaining American Idol Contestant
American Idol's theme weeks this season have unevenly suited the contestants. Rolling Stones week is an obvious fit for Lee DeWyze, but a weak choice for then-eliminated Lacey Brown. Shania Twain week (tonight's episode) is the first theme to ever come close to suiting Aaron Kelly, while Michael Lynche is already preparing his "Goodbye, America" speech. It's time for a change. Here are five themes that don't skew towards one particular contestant -- and don't worry, I've done the heavy lifting and chosen songs for each singer. Caution: Kid Rock, Salt-N-Pepa, and major DioGuardi props ahead!
1. "Songs By Your Musical Heroes" Week
The weekly pre-performance clips haven't done much to make us adore these contestants. If they perform tracks by their favorite music icons, we may appreciate them with some depth. In case the warblers are short on musical icons, I've suggested one for each contestant.
Crystal: "Chuck E.'s in Love" by Rickie Lee Jones
Lee: "Alive" by Pearl Jam
Siobhan: "Brass in Pocket" by The Pretenders
Aaron: "Witchy Woman" by The Eagles
Michael: "(Untitled) How Does It Feel" by D'Angelo
Casey: "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis
2. "Duet with Eliminated Contestant" Week
Pairing the remaining singers with eliminated contestants might show off a knack for stage dynamics that we haven't seen so far. Plus, it'd prepare everyone for some inevitable items on the Idol tour -- and re-instill hope in some of the unjustly evicted.
Crystal: "True Colors" (Cyndi Lauper) with Didi Benami
Lee: "Wanted Dead or Alive" (Bon Jovi) with Andrew Garcia
Siobhan: "Coat of Many Colors" (Dolly Parton) with Lilly Scott
Aaron: "Picture" (Kid Rock/Sheryl Crow) with Lacey Brown
Michael: "When Will I Be Loved" (Linda Ronstadt) with Michelle Delamor
Casey: "Big Yellow Taxi" (Joni Mitchell) with Katelyn Epperly
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