‘American Idol’s Disney Week Gives Us Our Final 7
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It was the first night of Disney week in which American Idol pays tribute to its parent company by having the contestants sing songs from Disney’s animated films. Katy Perry dressed like Snow White because of course she did. This episode mainly left me cold and that’s probably because I don’t give a crap about Disney songs. But whatever. The folks at home got to vote live while the show was on and the results were announced at the end of the show.
He sang Kiss the Girl from the Little Mermaid and it was fun as always. That was a weird choice for Cade but then again there aren’t any rocking Disney songs for him to sing. Cade also revealed he’s dating Gabby Barrett. Wouldn’t it be something if they were the final two? He, of course, made it through.
Ada sang Circle of Life from The Lion King which was, again, an odd choice. There are so many other Disney songs that would have suited Ada better. She did alright but it just isn’t her and she was sent home.
Don’t ask my why but I knew she was going to sing The Bare Necessities from The Jungle Book. She played it on a ukulele and it was great. Maddie has been one of the consistently great contestants and she made it to the top 7.
Now Gabby had a perfect song for her voice and style, Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas. She showed once again why she’s the frontrunner on this season so far. She made it through, naturally.
Remember Me from Coco is a great choice for Michelle and her added Latin flair was great. But it was just nice, not thrilling and she was sent home.
Jurnee is one of our favorites and she did not disappoint with How Far I’ll Go from Moana. What a stellar performance. She was in the bottom four but she made it through.
Caleb Lee Hutchinson
Caleb brought his country boy looks and great voice to sing You’ve Got A Friend in Me from Toy Story. It was really pleasant. It made me feel good in my tummy and he made it through to the top 7.
Dennis is great but his rendition of Can You Feel The Love Tonight from The Lion King left me flat. He just can’t do Elton John. He was, sadly, sent home.
Catie took us back to Disney’s golden age with Once Upon A Dream from Sleeping Beauty. She was even dressed like a Disney princess because she’s Catie Turner. There was no way she wasn’t going to make it through.
Michael J. Woodard
OK, now we’re talking. Michael has one of the best voices on the show and his Beauty and the Beast did not disappoint even though it was originally sung by Angela Landsbury. He made it to the top 7.