It’s starting to look like we’ll be a little bit more surprised this week, however, as the contestants will be singing songs from the last four years alone. Taking the stage on Wednesday, March 19, the remaining 10 contenders will be choosing from any song featured on the Billboard Top 10 from 2010 to the present.
While we’re excited to see some of the contestants take on more contemporary songs, it could prove to be a troubling week... especially for the guys. While the girls have primarily stuck with modern-day tunes, someone like retro-inspired Caleb Johnson could have a hard time. (Then again, we didn’t expect his rendition of “Skyfall” to be spectacular, but it was.)
Of course, this is American Idol, and the winner of the show will be expected to produce contemporary songs for a youthful audience. That said, there’s no better category than this one to prove that they’ve got what it takes should they win the crown.
Dying to know what songs the Top 10 finalists will be singing come Wednesday? Check out the list below, courtesy of The Idol Pad. (We’ll add updates as soon as we get more information.) You’re guaranteed to be surprised!