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Hi everyone, it's been a while but with everything going on in the world, I thought it was important to step back and educate myself on A LOT of issues. One of my favorite topics pre update was the topic of what songs contestants were gonna sing if they had gone through to the next round and it never got renewed after the update :(. But that is why I am here. I remember very few of the actual songs so please comment them and I will add them! I actually also found 3 of my own too to add so if you ever find any please comment and I will update!


Season 1

Nakia "Kiss On My List" Hall & Oates (Blind Audition)


Season 2

*Naia Kete- "What's Up" 4 Non Blondes (Was going to do a reggae version of this song, but could not get it cleared before her elimination)

*Erin Willet- "Somebody to Love" Queen (Semifinals, switched to "Without You" after a few days of not feeling the song)

Lindsay Pavao "S&M/We Found Love" (Lives Week 3, Before Switching to Part of Me)


Season 4

Cathia "Domino" Jessie J (Top 12 Week)


Season 5

Jonny Gray "Be My Baby" The Ronettes (Top 10 Week)

*Tessanne Chin "Whattya Want From Me" Adam Lambert (Top 8 Week)

*Tessanne Chin "Crazy On You" Heart (Top 5 Week/Semifinals)


Season 6

Christina Grimmie "This is Home" Switchfoot (Top 5, Was supposed to sing instead of Some Nights but could not clear in time)


Season 7

Bryanna Salaz "Without You" Badfinger; Mariah Carey Version (Top 12 Week)

Matt McAndrew "Back to Decemeber" Taylor Swift (Top 8 Instant Save)

Matt McAndrew “Imagine” John Lenon (Semi Finals Wildcard)

Craig Wayne Boyd "Anymore" Travis Tritt (Semi Finals Wild Card)

Chris Jaminson "I'll Be" Edward McCain (Semi Finals Wild Card)


Season 8

Deana Johnson "Cher" Believe OR "Jolene" Dolly Parton (Top 10 Week but Switched to Somebody to Love)

Kimberly Nichole "It's a Man's World" James Brown & "TBD" Guns N Roses (Top 5 Week)


Season 9

Andi & Alex "Summertime Sadness" (Playoffs)

Ellie Lawerence “New Americana” Halsey (Top 12 Week)

Mark Hood "Jealous" Nick Jonas (Top 11 Week)

Evan McKeel "Gravity" John Mayer (Top 10 Week)

Jeffery Austin "Alive" Sia (Top 10 week, but then Sia was announced to sing it on the results show the following day so he switched to Jealous)

Barrett Baber “Have a Little Faith in Me” John Hiatt (Instant Save)


Season 10

Kathrine Ho “Brave” Sara Barellies (Playoffs)

Ryan Quinn “It Knocks Me Off My Feet” Stevie Wonder (Top 12)

Tamar Davis “My Everything” Ariana Grande (Top 12)

Caroline Burns “When We Were Young” Adele (Top 12)

Owen Danoff “Let It Go” James Bay (Top 10)

Nick Hagelin “Die a Happy Man” Thomas Rhett (Semifinals)

Alisan Porter “Wreaking Ball” Miley Cyrus (Instant Save) 

Nick Hagelin “Midnight Train to Georgia” Gladys Knight (Instant Save)

Shalyah Fearing "I'd Rather Go Blind" Etta James (Instant Save)


Season 12 

Hunter Plake “Yellow” Coldplay (Finale)

Hunter Plake “Float” Original (Finale)

Lauren Duski "Burning House" Cam (Instant Save)


Season 13

Keisha Renee "Not Ready to Make Nice" Dixie Chicks (Instant Save)


Season 14

Brynn Cartelli “TBD” Sam Smith (Original Finale Cover)

Spensha Baker "Angel From Montgomery" John Prine; Bonnie Raitt Version (Instant Save)


Season 15

*Michael Lee "Satisfaction" Ian Moore (Blind Audition)

Chevel Shepherd “Walking After Midnight” Patsy Cline (Instant Save)

Kymberli Joye "The Climb" Miley Cyrus (Instant Save)


Season 16

Beth Griffith Manley “TBD” Fantasia (Knockouts, Beth said in a live that everyone had knockout song choices already rehearsed before the switch to Cross Battles and she had a Fantasia song ready)

Julian King “Best Part” Daniel Cesar (Playoffs)

The Bundy's "I Was Made For Loving You" Tori Kelly ft Ed Sheeran (Playoffs)

Mari “Figures” Jesse Reyez (Top 8 Week)

*Jej Vinson "Whenever You Call" Mariah Carey & Brian McKnight (Finale Duet)

Maelyn Jarmon "Rainbow" Kacey Musgraves (Instant Save)


Season 17

Brennan Lassiter "You Give Love a Bad Name" Bon Jovi (Knockouts)

Season 18

Todd Michael Hall "More Than a Feeling" Boston (Playoffs)

Samantha Howell "Neon Moon" Brookes & Dunn (Playoffs)

Allegra Miles "Without Me" Halsey (Finale Solo)

Todd Tilghman “God Bless the Broken Road” Rascal Flatts (Instant Save)

Mandi Thomas "A Broken Wing" Martina McBride (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Arei Moon "Take a Bow" Rihanna (Wildcard/Instant Save)


Season 19

John Sullivan "Wild World" Cat Stevens (Knockouts)

Lain Roy "Dancing On My Own" Calum Scott (Knockouts)

Payton Lamar "Bleeding Love" Leona Lewis (Knockouts)

Sam Stacey "Bright Lights" Gary Clark Jr. (Knockouts)

Casme "Big Yellow Taxi" Joni Mitchell (Knockouts, LONG list of artists but this is the only actual song she gave)

Kelsie Watts "The Joke" Brandi Carlile (Knockouts, First Song Choice)

Cami Clune "Life On Mars" David Bowie (Finale Cover) & "Iris" The Goo Goo Dolls (Finale Duet w/ Kelly)

Sid Kingsley "Too Good at Goodbyes" Sam Smith (Instant Save/Wildcard)

Taryn Papa "Little Bit Stronger" Sara Evans (Instant Save/Wildcard)

Chloe Hogan "Ribbon In The Sky" Stevie Wonder (Instant Save/Wild Card)

Joseph Soul "I'll Make Love to You" Boyz ll Men (Instant Save/Wildcard)

Madeline Consoer "TBD" Martina McBride (Instant Save/Wild Card)

Carter Rubin "Praying" Kesha (Instant Save/Wildcard)


Season 20

Aaron Konzelman "I Should Probably Go to Bed" Dan + Shay (Knockouts)

Ainae "You Can't Hurry Love" The Supremes (Knockouts)

Awari "Back at One" Brian McKnight (Knockout)

Bradley Sinclair "Someone You Loved" Lewis Capaldi (Knockouts)

Deoin Warren "Tennessee Whiskey" Chris Stapleton (Knockouts)

Denisha Dalton "idontwanttobeyouanymore" Billie Eilish (Knockouts)

Durrell Anthony "Blinding Lights" The Weekend (Knockouts)

Halley Greg "Girl" Marren Morris (Knockouts)

JD Casper "Angela" The Lumineers (Knockouts)

Lindsay Joan "If I Ever Lose My Faith in You" Sting; Lady Gaga Version (Knockouts)

Savanna Chestnut "Boondocks" Little Big Town (Knockouts)

Keegan Ferrell "Misty" Johnny Mathias (Playoffs)

Raine Stern "Purple Rain" Prince (Playoffs)

Carolina Rial "Hurt" Christina Aguilera or "TBD" Selena (Top 9)

Devan Blake Jones "Never Too Much" Luther Vandross (Top 9)

Jose Figueroa Jr "I (Who Have Nothing)" Sir Tom Jones (Top 9)

Pete Mroz "My Life" Bob Dylan (Top 9)

Zae Romeo "Holy" Justin Beiber; Gospel Influenced Version (Top 9)

Corey Ward "Stand By Me" Ben E King (Finale Upbeat) ; "500 Miles (I'm Gonna Be)" Sleeping At Last Version (Finale Ballad) ; "Falling Slowly" Glen Hassard (Finale Duet w/ Kelly)

Gihanna Zoe "Defying Gravity" Idina Menzel (Finale Upbeat) ; Almost Is Never Enough (Finale Ballad) ; "Try" P!NK (Finale Duet w/ Kelly)

Andrew Marshall "Mercy" Shawn Mendes (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Anna Grace "Don't Know Why" Norah Jones (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Cam Anthony "Me and Mrs.Jones" Billy Paul (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Carolina Rial "Chandelier" Sia (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Devan Blake Jones "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" Green Day (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Emma Caroline "I Could Use a Love Song" (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Rachel Mac "Long Long Time" Linda Ronstadt (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Victor Solomon "As" Stevie Wonder (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Zae Romeo "What About Us" P!NK (Wildcard/Instant Save)

*Ones that I found

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Hunter Plake: Yellow (Coldplay)/Float (Original song) - Finale


Matt McAndrew: Imagine (John Lennon) - Semifinale Instant Save


Barrett Baber: Have a Little Faith in Me (John Hiatt) - Instant Save


Todd Tilghman: Bless the Broken Road (Rascal Flatts) - Instant Save

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Chevel’s instant save - “Walking After Midnight” - Patsy Cline 

In fact, she posted a video of her rehearsing it on stage. 



I can’t remember what Brynn’s was. It was talked about in her thread that got erased with the changeover. I’ll just say it’s a good thing she didn’t have to sing it. That much I remember. ETA: Now I recall it was a Sam Smith song, but I can’t remember which one. 

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A quote from Joanna Serenko’s thread...


“Joanna is on IG Live right now, mentioned that she had been planning to sing "Bring It On Home to Me" by Sam Cooke for the finale. Her original song would have been "Sister of Nostalgia," she worked with Blake and Shane McAnally.” -  rhapsody99 

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On 7/24/2020 at 8:02 PM, QueenMae16 said:

Maelyn was actually gonna sing "Neon Moon" (Brooks and Dunn) if ever in the Instant Save.

why did she even prepare an IS song tbh... we all knew she was gonna go straight through to the finals and win...

3 hours ago, thevoiceisthetop said:

I think it was mari but she was going to do Figures by Jessie Reyez

omfg mari was ROBBED she needed to be in the semifinals and needed to have replaced one of the country guys. 

an amazing finale would've been Maelyn, Mari, Shawn, and maybe Rizzi/someone else.

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Some from Season 10



Katherine Ho - Brave (Sara Bareilles)


Top 12:

Tamar Davis - My Everything (Ariana Grande)

Caroline Burns - When We Were Young (Adele)

Ryan Quinn - A Stevie Wonder Song


Top 10:

Owen Danoff - Let It Go (James Bay)



Nick Hagelin - Die A Happy Man (Thomas Rhett)


Instant Save:

Nick Hagelin - Midnight Train To Georgia (Gladys Knight) Yes, I kid you not, this was what he was originally going to sing for the Instant Save.


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