S1 E16 Episode 16: Top 7

05/06/18 | TV-PG | CC

American Idol breaks more boundaries as the show pays tribute to music luminary Prince. The Top 7 take on the legendary Prince catalogue, paying homage to the late icon in a historic first-time tribute episode by a singing competition series. The tribute continues American Idol's longstanding relationship with the Prince family, following Prince's live performance on the show in 2006. Iconic musician Sheila E., who toured with Prince earlier in her career, performs with American Idol music director, Kris Pooley, and the house band for this special tribute. 

Golden Globe® and GRAMMY®-nominated artist Nick Jonas lends his expertise to the Top 7 finalists as mentor for this week's performances. In addition to singing a song from Prince's catalogue, each contestant will also sing a song from the year of their birth.

The Top 7 finalists and their song choices for this week include:
Cade Foehner
"Jungle Love" from Prince's catalogue 
"Who Will Save Your Soul" by Jewel (1996)

Caleb Lee Hutchinson
"When Doves Cry" from Prince's catalogue
"Amazed" by Lonestar (1999)

Catie Turner
"Manic Monday" from Prince's catalogue
"Oops! … I Did It Again" by Britney Spears (2000)

Gabby Barrett
"How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore" from Prince's catalogue
"I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack (2000)

"Kiss" from Prince's catalogue
"Back At One" by Brian McKnight (1999)

Maddie Poppe
"Nothing Compares 2 U" from Prince's catalogue
"If It Makes You Happy" by Sheryl Crow (1997)

Michael J. Woodard
"I Would Die 4 U" from Prince's catalogue
"My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion (1997)

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