Judging American Idol: What Should They Sing? - Elton John Edition

2 contestants will be eliminated this week, but first they'll sing an Elton John song. Which one should they pick?
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Well here it is, the third installment in “What Should They Sing?” This will be a shorter entry because our theme is Elton John’s catalogue, and while Elton and Bernie Taupin wrote a gajillion songs, there aren’t that many the audience, let alone this young group of contestants, will actually know.

Here’s what they should sing, and it is worth mentioning I have gotten at least one song right the previous 2 times we played this game. Well, maybe only I care about that statistic.

In no particular order:

Casey Abrams - “I’m Still Standing” would be a nice message given he was voted off then saved by judges last week. I can totally hear his voice on this one.

James Durbin - “Bennie And the Jets” for no other reason than I want him to. I’d also be ok with “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting.”

Paul McDonald- “Your Song” is one of my favorite songs, period, and his voice would shine on it. He could be soft and tender, with no chicken dancing.

Stefano Langone- “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” seems appropriate given his close call in the bottom two last week.

Scotty McCreery- “I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues” because for some reason I always sing this in a country accent in my head. That’s all the reason I need!

Jacob Lusk- “Levon.” I think he could do this so beautifully.

Naima Adedapo- “Tiny Dancer”- My only justification for this is that I think it’s nearly impossible to interject an appropriate time for African dancing in this song. And I miss Naima just standing there and stunning us with her pretty voice, I think most of America forgot she even has one.

Lauren Alaina- “Crocodile Rock” wouldn’t showcase her voice in a special way but, it’s high-energy and fun, she’d have a blast with it, and I’d love to see her on this one. I initially thought of “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” but duets are hard to pull off alone.

Pia Toscano- “I Don’t Wanna Go On With You Like That” falls into her definition of “up-tempo” judging on the snoozers she’s been choosing and this has more fun and life in it, for sure.

Thia Megia- “Circle Of Life” because let’s face it; home girl loves a Disney song.

Haley Reinhart- “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” because I think it could show the more subtle, pure parts of her voice. No growling necessary.

Limited choices but I think there’s something there for everyone! What do you think they should sing? Stakes are high this week as two contestants will be leaving is.