After “songs from the year you were born” proved to be a difficult task for many an “American Idol” finalist, the Top 10 have a slightly smaller pool of songs to choose from for Billy Joel week. The singers will take on the iconic artist’s work at next week’s performance show (March 21).
The following day, former “Idol” contestant Haley Reinhart will perform her new single “Free” (which we’re already obsessed with) and Lana Del Rey will try to redeem herself for that “Saturday Night Live” debacle with a performance of “Video Games.” Del Rey pre-taped her performance after the Top 11 results show — check out our impressions of the song here.
Joel’s got a catalog chock full of huge hits, so the big question is whether the finalists will go for a crowd-pleaser or a lesser-known album track. Either way, they’ve got quality material to choose from.
The Top 10 finalists include Phillip Phillips, Elise Testone, Heejun Han, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet, Hollie Cavanagh, DeAndre Brackensick, Skylar Laine, Colton Dixon and Erika Van Pelt.
Which Billy Joel song do you think the finalists should choose?