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Idol Prediction Time: Iconic Songs of The Cinema!

Okay, so a little earlier than I expected -- I present my song predictions for Idol tonight! I figure it's the least I can do for not giving you Celebrity Apprentice lovers a recap post from last Sunday's show. (Sorry! . . . It just didn't wow me.) So here goes nothing! I have taken my choices from AFI's 100 Years 100 Songs list, and by the way, the songs you see in orange are the ones you can click on in case you have no idea what I'm talking about:

Anoopie: "My Heart Will Go On" (Titanic) -- we have to give him a stand-out ballad of sorts. Anoopie has proven that slow songs are his strength. He should also sing a popular one (and who doesn't know this song?) because Anoop isn't the most popular contestant who can take risks with unknown songs like, let's say, um, Adam Lambert.

Danny: "The Rose" (The Rose) -- I have paired this choice to Danny in the past with the Songs From The Year You Were Born theme, and he chose "Stand By Me" instead. This isn't really an unpredictable song for Danny (and I think he needs to be more unpredictable), but since I've lost my spark for him, I'm just going to air on the side of his good ol' stand-by balladeer rasp. So, here you go Danny . . . have a ball. (Why do I have an inkling he also might do "Wind Beneath My Wings"?)

Lil: "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" (Gentleman Prefer Blondes) or "I Got Rythym" (An American In Paris) -- Just please, Lil. No "I Will Always Love You" from The Bodyguard! Please! I picked these two songs for Lil because as I have been saying for the past five or six weeks now (geesh! I lost track of time even!), Lil needs to spunk it up! Cut that hair! And get that groove back!

Kris: "Up Where We Belong" (An Officer And A Gentleman) -- I don't know why, I just feel this one for Kris. It would be kind of cool to see him (or really anyone for that matter) do "Summertime" (Porgy and Bess), but I'm afraid no one can touch this one after Fantasia!

Matt: "Moon River" (Breakfast At Tiffany's) -- Matt should scale it back from the last couple weeks and get back to a soulful ballad at the piano. I love this song, and I think it would be perfect for Matt!

Allison: "Let The River Run" (Working Girl) -- what I would like to see Allison do (or at least somebody do; this song really can pump one up!), but I'm also going to pair her with "Unchained Melody" (Ghost). And just because I'm feeling a little spicy tonight, I'm going to do a third pick with her, a not so obvious choice, and say "The Way We Were" or hell, "Flashdance . . What a Feeling" (Flashdance). Sorry, I get a little carried away with Allison.

Adam: Oh, Adam. Never ceases to surprise me. So this is always a tough one. I really like that song, "Everybody's Talkin" (Midnight Cowboy), and I could see him doing something interesting with this. And "Aquarius" (Hair) seems kind of fitting for him too (picturing the psychedelic colors from his "Satisfaction" performance). Now since I only gave one to Danny and Anoopie, I'm allowed two other choices for Adam here. And they are . . . drum roll please . . . "Suicide Is Painless" (M*A*S*H) and "Puttin' on the Ritz" (Young Frankenstein).

So what do you all think? Think I'm crazy? And is somebody going to buy me a drink for every correct prediction? Please feel free to make your predictions below! Yay! It's Tuesday!!!!


  1. i like your choices - in particular, matt's. i wonder though how broad this song spectrum will be. if qt is the mentor, i wonder if, for example, someone will do "girl, you'll be a woman soon" from pulp fiction. that would be a good song choice for adam!

  2. Anonymous4/14/2009

    sometimes i have to wonder why we even do predictions for people like lil who just don't want to seem to listen. but she def needs to do something more soulful and quit trying to be so (at the risk of sounding like simon) karaoke.
    i also wish she would get rid of that weave!

  3. kate adam fan4/14/2009

    We'll see how right you are tonight. It's going to be tough!!!!
    one more hour and we have adam!!!
    i will definitely not make the same mistake last week and will watch it live tongight! (i know you had the same problem and will prob be doing the same . . ha!)
    Adam is so hard to guess. He is an enigma.

  4. smooch4/14/2009

    i think adam will sing something from purple rain.

  5. kris fan 1234/14/2009

    i would like to see kris sing "try a little tenderness" (duets) and i like your pick of "the rose", but i would paid that one to Allison. and for lil, well . . who cares?! go home lil!

  6. danny: "ain't to proud to beg"
    annop: footloose
    matt: "luck be a lady"
    Adam: too hard - will nail it though and outdo himself
    lil: who cares?
    allison: purple rain


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