This week on American Idol 2013, the Top 6 finalists had to choose songs from two very different themes: the "Burt Bacharach/Hal David Songbook" and "Songs You Wish You Wrote."
Wetpaint crashed rehearsals for the performance show to bring you the exclusive dish on what the Top 6 would be singing and why the finalists chose these songs to perform!
1. "Love Came Down" by Kari Jobe — “It’s not a well known song but it’s modern and I just love it.”
2. "Anyone Who Had A Heart" by Dionne Warwick — “Lot of the songs were really old fashioned and I wasn’t really connecting with them, but I listened to this song and it’s really intense. It’s easier to make it a more modern song.”
1. "Help Me Make It Through The Night" by Kris Kristofferson — “I’ve always loved that song, and it’s a song I wish I could have written.”
2. "What The World Needs Now" by Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwick — “I feel like it was the one on the list I could make my own more than any other.”
1. "Angels" by Robbie Williams — “It’s not my all time favorite song, but I do love it. And sometimes you have to sing songs that suit the show.”
2. "(They Long To Be) Close To You" by Burt Bacharach — “I have never in my life heard (the songs), but I loved that song.”
1. "Love on Top" by Beyonce — Love on Top - "Because it's a current song, that's upbeat and vocal it's not just all about the dancing."
2. "Say a Little Prayer" by Dionne Warwick — "I heard it on a movie one time and I just really liked it. Viewers can expect the unexpected tomorrow night."
1. “The Dance” by Garth Brooks — I chose the dance because for me, in the country world it’s just one of those songs that everyone loves and lyrically is so deep.”
2. “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again” by Burt Bacharach/Dionne Warwick — “I think that one because Bobby Gentry had done it, and Sheryl Crow and I heard that Trisha Yearwood sang it, that made me feel like it would have a country feel. I’m trying to stay in my lane.”
1. “Love Song” by The Cure, as sung by Adele — “Singing about love is my favorite thing to do over anything, and I love what Adele did with it. It’s actually by The Cure.”
2. “Don’t Make Me Over” by Dionne Warwick —“It’s the theme, and I just chose it. The challenges are the themes and it can be hard for me to get accustomed to singing things I don’t know about, but it’s all part of the game. You just have to sound like you grew up listening to it.”
Read our full recap of the Top 6 show and watch all the performances here.