'American Idol': If you were a judge, what would the Top 3 sing tonight?

Americandol3_lOkay, so thanks to American Idol Spoiler Central (AKA mjsbigblog) we already know which songs Danny Gokey, Adam Lambert, and Kris Allen got paired with for the "Judges’ Pick" portion of tonight’s telecast. [SPOILERS ahead!]

Much to my (pleasant) surprise, Randy and Kara didn’t used their combined power to saddle Kris with "Cotton Eye Joe" or "The Thong Song" or an album track off the Happy Feet soundtrack, instead choosing to give the puppy-eyed crooner One Republic’s "Apologize." Paula, meanwhile, selected Terence Trent D’arby’s "Dance Little Sister" (kind of a hot track, I must say) for Danny, and Simon picked either U2’s "One" or Chris Isaak’s "Wicked Game" for Adam. (Decent choices all around, no?)

If I were a judge…even just for a day — sorry, had a Beyoncé moment there — here’s what I’d have picked for the top three:

Kris Allen: Paula Abdul’s "Straight Up" (hear it acoustically and you’ll understand this pick) or maybe Neil Young’s "Heart of Gold"

Adam Lambert: Kristine W’s "One More Try" (would be insanely good!) or Skid Row’s "Youth Gone Wild"

Danny Gokey: Sade’s "No Ordinary Love" or the Eagles’ "Lyin’ Eyes"

Those are my dream song picks for the top 3, people! Head on down the comments section below, put on your judge hat, and tell us which songs you’d pick for Adam, Kris, and Danny.

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  • Monica242

    I keep refreshing for a new Idolatry. :( :( :(

  • wanda

    Idolatry video..STAT!! we need, we want

  • Monica242

    I forgot to answer your question. I like your choices for Adam, I couldn’t care less about Danny, and the only song I’d suggest for Kris would be the Travis acoustic version of “Baby One More Time” by Britney. It would be amaaaaazing.

  • Adam

    Adam should do some Queen. Kris should do Neil Young I agree. Danny should do… well something that will get him kicked off. lol


  • AC

    omg, Kris doing Straight Up would be a brilliant choice!

  • econruth

    What? No one singing “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”? Simon – I’m so disappointed!

  • TheSoy

    Wicked Game would be awesome for Adam. One of the most sensual songs ever. I hope he does that one.
    Danny, has slowly lost his “golden boy” status IMHO. Nevertheless, he’s my prediction of the next one going home.
    I also totally agree with Paula’s song “Straight Up” for Kris. Though, I’m excited to see how he does with “Apologize”. There’s also the newest song by Plain White Ts, which I think he would do well with.

  • HootieDean

    If Adam goes with “One,” I hope he does the more energized version that Mary J. Blige did with U2 on her Breakthrough album. That is hurt and heart ache at it’s most liberating best!

  • Kristian

    I would like to hear Kris sing the Jeffrey Gaines version of In Your Eyes.

  • mb

    I’m so sorry, I am cranky at this point with no Kris/Adam idolatry. At least the judges get to their seats on time…Heart of Gold terrible pick, I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold? rather hear straight up love and Straight up? spare me any version. I get cranky when the Tuesday nerves hit, again, sorry.

  • tammie

    I would like to hear them sing One Bad Apple, Down by the Lazy River and Back on the Road Again. All great Osmond Brothers songs.

  • Jonas

    I would like Kris to do a Damien Rice song (Cannonball would be my 1st choice). He has a similar quality to his voice, and he could’ve gone straight acoustic, which would’ve set him apart a little bit tonight in my opinion.

  • Suzanne

    Where’s the Monday Idolatry?

  • Elizabeth

    Wow – the judges have the same lack of originality as the contestants have had this season. Kinda disappointed.

  • Elle

    If I were a judge, I’d pick a horribly impossible song, and make them all sing it, just to see how they did XD (Idea courtesy of my 59yr old mother, lol) That would be interesting, no?
    Also, where is my new Idolatry? Someone blast Danny’s “Scream On” into Slezak’s office and get him moving.

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