For the first time in American Idol history, it’s an all-female Top 5. The last time females dominated a season was back in Season 3 when Jasmine Trias, Diana DeGarmo, LaToya London and Fantasia battled it out. Too bad Jennifer Hudson got booted so soon in the competition. Collectively, the Season 12 ladies are far stronger and arguably the best Final 5 ever. Usually there’s a weak one, but all of them are pretty solid.
Given that it’s an all-ladies affair, one of the themes for this week’s show is “Divas“. Naturally Mariah, Whitney, Celine, Beyonce and Dolly Parton are in the mix. Try to match them up before you go further. The second theme is one of my favorites- “The Year You Were Born“. The first time the FOX reality show used this theme was when Carrie Underwood wowed with “Alone.” I’m counting on each of the ladies to deliver this week.
Who picked the best and worst? I’m worried again for my girl Amber Holcomb. Her song choices seem uninspired (Divas) and odd (Birth Year). I’m thinking with the latter, she’s going for that “My Funny Valentine” vibe she showed during Vegas.
On the flip side, I feel Angie Miller and Candice Glover chose wisely with their choices. Glover’s pick for the year she was born is surprising. I can’t wait to see what she does with it. The last time this song was performed was during Hollywood Week Season 9 and he had everyone talking the next day. Find out all the songs below.
What do you think of the song choices? Who picked the best and worst? I’m hoping for the results show Nigel has the girls do a Spice Girls number for Divas week. Can’t you picture Janelle as Baby Spice, Amber as Posh Spice, Angie as Ginger Spice, Candice as Scary and Kree as Sporty? Sound off below.