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:
"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)
"Manic Monday" from Prince's catalogue
"Oops! … I Did It Again" by Britney Spears (2000)
"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)
"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)
Clip The American Idol 2018 Top 5 is Revealed
Clip Caleb Lee Hutchinson Performs 'When Doves Cry'
Clip Maddie Poppe Performs 'If it Makes You Happy'
Clip Catie Turner Performs 'Manic Monday'
Clip Jurnee Performs 'Back at One'
Clip Gabby Barrett Performs 'How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore'
Clip Cade Foehner Performs 'Jungle Love'
Clip Michael J. Woodard Performs 'My Heart Will Go On'
Clip Maddie Poppe Performs 'Nothing Compares 2 U'
Clip Caleb Lee Hutchinson Performs Lonestar's 'Amazed'
Clip Catie Turner Performs 'Oops!... I Did it Again'
Clip Cade Foehner Performs 'Who Will Save Your Soul'