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Friday, March 18, 2011

American Idol Top 11 finalists to take on Classic Motown hits on March 23rd

On Wednesday, March 23 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 11 finalists – Casey Abrams, Naima Adedapo, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Stefano Langone, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery, Paul McDonald, Thia Megia, Haley Reinhart and Pia Toscano – return to the IDOL stage to sing classic Motown tunes.

Tune in the following night, Thursday, March 24 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the live results show to find out who receives enough votes to stay in the competition and who is sent home. Also, Season Three finalist and Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will return to the IDOL stage to perform, and multi-platinum country music duo Sugarland will also perform. (Fox Press Release)

Let the song speculation / discussion for Thia begin! We reiterate, this is just for fun. If we we're to pick a song, what would be perfect for her? We're pretty sure Thia's got a handful of people recommending tunes for her by now if she hasn't chosen one herself. The judges already called out on her and we believe Thia knows what she has to do, no need to tell her again. We know she'll deliver the 'goods' next Wednesday and she'll be back in her A game. We're choosing NOT to worry! Yay! :)

What is the Motown sound? It is a style of soul music with a distinct pop influence.

Motown on American Idol stage {What the contestants sang} -- Season 1 |  Season 2 | Season 3 | Season 8  

MOTOWN Billboard No. 1's

1961 - "Please Mr. Postman" The Marvelettes
1963 - "Fingertips--Pt. 2" Little Stevie Wonder
1964 - "My Guy" Mary Wells
1964 - "Where Did Our Love Go" The Supremes
1964 - "Baby Love" The Supremes
1964 - "Come See About Me" The Supremes
1965 - "My Girl" The Temptations
1965 - "Stop! In the Name of Love" The Supremes
1965 - "Back in My Arms Again" The Supremes
1965 - "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" Four Tops
1965 - "I Hear a Symphony" The Supremes
1966 - "You Can't Hurry Love" The Supremes
1966 - "Reach Out I'll Be There" Four Tops
1966 - "You Keep Me Hangin' On" The Supremes
1967 - "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" The Supremes
1967 - "The Happening" The Supremes
1968 - "Love Child" Diana Ross & the Supremes
1968 - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye
1969 - "I Can't Get Next to You" The Temptations
1969 - "Someday We'll Be Together" Diana Ross & the Supremes
1970 - "I Want You Back" The Jackson 5
1970 - "ABC" The Jackson 5
1970 - "The Love You Save" The Jackson 5
1970 - "War" Edwin Starr
1970 - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Diana Ross
1970 - "I'll Be There" The Jackson 5
1970 - "The Tears of a Clown" Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
1971 - "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)" The Temptations
1972 - "Ben" Michael Jackson .. UK No.7
1972 - "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" The Temptations
1973 - "Superstition" Stevie Wonder
1973 - "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" Stevie Wonder
1973 - "Touch Me in the Morning" Diana Ross
1973 - "Let's Get It On" Marvin Gaye
1973 - "Keep on Truckin' (Part 1)" Eddie Kendricks
1974 - "You Haven't Done Nothin'" Stevie Wonder
1976 - "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" Diana Ross
1976 - "Love Machine (Part 1)" The Miracles
1976 - "Love Hangover" Diana Ross
1977 - "I Wish" Stevie Wonder
1977 - "Don't Leave Me This Way" Thelma Houston
1977 - "Sir Duke" Stevie Wonder
1977 - "Got to Give It Up (Pt. 1)" Marvin Gaye
1978 - "Three Times a Lady" The Commodores
1979 - "Still" The Commodores
1980 - "Upside Down" Diana Ross
1981 - "Endless Love" Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
1982 - "Truly" Lionel Richie
1983 - "All Night Long (All Night)" Lionel Richie
1984 - "Hello" Lionel Richie
1984 - "I Just Called to Say I Love You" Stevie Wonder
1985 - "Part-Time Lover" Stevie Wonder
1985 - "Say You, Say Me" Lionel Richie

Find more hit singles on the Motown wiki page here.


  1. hmm.... Ain't No Mountain High Enough is overused. Where Did Our Love Go might be right for her but is such a "safe" song. Not vocally challenging. Newer versions of Mercy Mercy Me or I'm Gonna Make You Love Me like this one :

  2. im not familiar with motown songs. but i hope midnight train to georgia is included and hopefully thia will sing that song.

  3. Oh yes i agree My Girl is a very good song choice for Thia Megia.


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