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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Updated: The Top 11 [Round 2] will sing hits from Sir Elton John's songbook! We got the list, let's speculate!

American Idol on twitter announced Friday, March 25 that the Top 11 theme has been changed to cover Sir Elton John's music, instead of the 1980's hits in honor of Sir John's birthday.

@americanidol “UPDATE: It’s official, next week’s theme is Elton John songs! And we wish the Rocket Man a very happy 64th birthday today!”

UPDATE: Found this video of the Season 3, Top 9 performing an Elton John medley-- the girls: LaToya London, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Diana DeGarmo, Jasmine Trias and Camille Velasco singing "Bennie and Jets!! The guys: "Daniel" plus group: "Saturday night's alright for fighting" {Notice interesting on the vid? Idol didn't give any solos to Jasmine or Camille! Hmmm...}

Elton John has created some of the best love songs ever composed! The younger generation might not be familiar with his catalog which is a shame but hey we were shocked to hear Jacob Lusk say he's never heard of the songs from The Beatles (!!); we shouldn't act too surprised if Scotty says he has no clue who Elton John is.

This theme will hopefully not render a sleepy show! Most of Elton's biggest hits are ballads. But we're more worried that the contestants will butcher his songs...

We'd like to ask help to our readers please: CALLING ANYONE who KNOWS THIA or her family and can get in touch with them, please tell them to checkout WHAT NOT TO SING on American Idol.

We have mentioned it before but it seems Thia doesn't know of this complete database site that has all the songs ever been done on Idol. Not only that, it shows who sang what and how they ended up after their performance!

We called it in SMILE (Gina Glocksen (S6) and Paige Miles (S9) sang that song. Both were in the bottom three and Gina got eliminated in her season singing 'Smile'!)

Now "Heat Wave." Though again we said hers was the best rendition to date-- America seem 'tired' of hearing that song. If Thia researched it on whatnottosing.com she would have found out that she was the 5th person to sing that song and two people were in the bottom and she's the third and that will be on record forever! :(

Ok, we've done the research for you guys on the Elton John songs already performed on the Idol stage... but you can always check out that site. It's a must-bookmark site to any Idol fan. :)

Here goes:
>> Circle Of Life - Jennifer Hudson (winning performance from JHUD! judges called it the best of the night!) - Why do we have a feeling Thia might consider this?!! Stop with the Disney songs plus she'll be COMPARED SO MUCH TO JENNIFER'S PERFORMANCE!!
>> Crocodile Rock
>> Dont Let The Sun Go Down On Me - Jasmine Trias sang this and she ended up in the Bottom 3; Jorge Nunez did this and he was safe but really not that great! David Archuleta picked this song and guess what? He was eliminated.
>> Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Camille Velasco - sorry but this was NOT a good rendition... She was eliminated on this one! Also the word "goodbye" is very ominous, hard to sing in a competition because it may just be 'goodbye' for you...
>> I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues - Alex Wagner Trugman - Eliminated! Paul McDonald already performed this (not too good!) so hopefully no one sings it again!
>> Im Still Standing - Diana DeGarmo - Bottom 3
>> Levon
>> Rocket Man
>> Someone Saved My Life Tonight - LaToya London (got good reviews, except for Simon but what's new?!) - Thia could sing this but aaaah it's another diva power ballad type of song and she'll be 'accused' of being 'sleepy' or 'boring' again. If Pia won't listen to the judges, she'll probably pick this for herself!
>> Something About The Way You Look Tonight - Fantasia was fantastic, not sure what Simon was talking about!
>> Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - Robbie Rosen & Von Smith - BOTH Eliminated!
>> Take Me To The Pilot
>> Tiny Dancer

OUR CHOICE: Bennie and the Jets!! Thia could really do something fun with this song! Hope the producers make it sound like it's 2011. Thia wasn't even born when this became a hit song in the 70's!! This song calls for a more current arrangement!

Alternative: Though "I'm still Standing" put Diana DeGarmo in the bottom 3, it is an anthem song that would be great to pull off! However, the guys are probably already fighting over this song and they might give it to Casey Abrams because he is "the" survivor from the last elim and he's still standing!

For other Elton John hits NOT yet covered:

# "Your Song" - This is such a great love song. We hope Elton wouldn't allow it! No one should touch this song unless the arrangement is different!

We thought Thia could sing this song and make it into a singer-songwriter type like Ellie Goulding's version but our problem is Thia is 16 years old. She hasn't experienced true love! The meaning of this song is so deeply rooted on love and is meant as a dedication to a loved one. But here it is, in case you're curious to know this version:

# "Skyline Pigeon"
# "Daniel"
# "Rock n' Roll Madonna"
# "Candle in the Wind"
# "Honky Cat"
# "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting"
# "Border Song"
# "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" -John Lennon song but Elton John did a cover
# "Bennie and the Jets"
# "It's Me That You Need"
# "The bitch is back" - not sure if they'll allow this song on primetime but we could see Naima pulling this off!
# "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?" - we're afraid to put this here because Thia might see it--- THIA, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE NOT ANOTHER DISNEY SONG!! :-)
# "We All Fall In Love Sometimes" - Someone who attempts this must really nail it!
# "Sad Songs (Say So Much)" -Naima could sing this, Reggae version!
# "Madman Across The Water"
# "Curtains"
# "Blue Eyes"
# "I’m Still Standing"
# "Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters"

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" We love this track! This is such a feel good upbeat tune but is meant to be sung as a duet so they'll probably do this in their group song!!

ABOUT Elton John (via Wikipedia)

Sir Elton Hercules John, CBE (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight; 25 March 1947) is an English singer-songwriter, composer and pianist. He has worked with his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin since 1967; they have collaborated on more than 30 albums to date.

In his four-decade career John has sold more than 250 million records, making him one of the most successful artists of all time. His single "Candle in the Wind 1997" has sold over 33 million copies worldwide, and is the best selling single in Billboard history. He has more than 50 Top 40 hits, including seven consecutive No. 1 US albums, 56 Top 40 singles, 16 Top 10, four No. 2 hits, and nine No. 1 hits. He has won six Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Tony Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him Number 49 on its list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

John was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. He has been heavily involved in the fight against AIDS since the late 1980s, and was knighted in 1998.


  1. watch this version yout sng from danyl johnson x factor 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHe-USa7cXc

  2. ben x factor : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8h05TSf0bA

    i hope thia know this bog exist.did she know?

  3. X-factor 2010 Delfinale 8 Eivind - Your song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkN-PV9lsQ8

  4. Hi there! you have very good song suggestions here. Have you sent a link of this blog to Thia? She has a twitter that she frequents, im sure you already know it. But, just wondering. Me and my friends are a huge supporters of Thia, I felt so bad that I didn't get to vote as much last Wednesday due to my internet connection and she landed in the bottom of three. :-(


  5. I suggest YOUR SONG or SAD SONG :)

  6. Hi. Thank you for the YouTube links but still not good enough for Thia. "Your song" is a guy song and that's why the x-factor vids worked for them, because they're guys and really performing it close to Elton's version. If Thia has to sing "Your song" she has to make it her own with a more stripped down version, say acoustic style or the Ellie Goulding's version.

    We have no way of contacting Thia other than Twitter and we already tried. We also sent her a snail mail but haven't gotten a response yet. We don't know if she knows we exist yet... :(

    Thank you all for your support! WE all are here for Thia!!

  7. Thia must listen to "Harmony" by Elton John. The range and style of the song will surely fit Thia's voice. She can turn it around and make it her own.

  8. I would love, love, love to hear her sing "Friends" but I believe she needs to sing an upbeat song at this point. I hope one of these days she'll cover this song :

    All the best to Thia!


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