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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)

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

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


Season 4

Cathia "Domino" Jessie J (Top 12 Week)


Season 5

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

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

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


Season 6

Bria Kelly "The A Team" Ed Sheeran (Top 8 )

Tess Boyer "Crazy" Patsy Cline (Top 8 )

Christina Grimmie "This is Home" Switchfoot (Top 5, In replacement 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

Caitlin Caporale "Up To The Mountain" Patty Griffin (Top 12)

Deana Johnson "Jolene" Dolly Parton (Top 10 but Switched to Somebody to Love because Adam thought it wasn't good)

Deanna Johnson "Believe" Cher (Top 8 )

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


Season 9

Andi & Alex "Summertime Sadness" (Playoffs)

Darius Scott "American Oxygen" Rihanna (Top 12) 

Ellie Lawerence “New Americana” Halsey (Top 12)

Morgan Fraizer "There Is No Arizona" Jamie O'Neal (Top 12)

Regina Love "Glory" John Legend & Common (Top 12)

Viktor Kiraly "Change the World" Eric Clapton (Top 12)

Mark Hood "Jealous" Nick Jonas (Top 11)

Evan McKeel "Gravity" John Mayer (Top 10)

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)

Korin Bukowski "My Immortal" Evanescence (Top 9, WANTED to do this but wasn't guaranteed)

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

Braiden Sunshine "New York State of Mind" Billy Joel (Instant Save)

Jordan Smith "Without You" Usher (Instant Save)


Season 10

Kathrine Ho “Brave” Sara Barellies (Playoffs)

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

Kata Hay "You and I" Lady Gaga (Top 12)

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

Tamar Davis “My Everything” Ariana Grande (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) 

Adam Wakefield "Heard It Through the Grapevine" Marvin Gaye (Instant Save)

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

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


Season 11

Jason Warrior "How Deep Is Your Love" The Bee Gees (Top 12)


Season 12 

Hunter Plake “Yellow” Coldplay (Finale Cover) & Hunter Plake "Float" (Finale Original)

Lauren Duski "Burning House" Cam (Instant Save)


Season 13

Janice Freeman "My Funny Valentine" Ella Fitzgerald (Top 10)

Chloe Kohanksi "White Flag" Dido (Instant Save)

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


Season 14

Tish Haynes Keys "The Beautiful Ones" Prince (Top 12)

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)

Abby Cates "When I Look At You" Miley Cyrus (Top 13)

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

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

Reagan Strange "Warrior" (Robegate)


Season 16

(INTERESTING NOTE: Beth Griffith-Manley said in a live that everyone had knockout song choices already rehearsed before the switch to Cross Battles)

Beth Griffith Manley “TBD” Fantasia (Knockouts)

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)

Carter Lloyd Horne "Ring of Fire" Johnny Cash (Instant Save)

Kim Cherry "This is How We Do It" Montell Jordan (Instant Save)

Mari "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" Tears For Fears (Instant Save)

Maelyn Jarmon "Rainbow" Kacey Musgraves (Instant Save)


Season 17

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

Damali "Consequences" Camilla Cabella (Top 13)

Kyndal Inskeep "Jolene" Ray Lamontagne (Top 13)
Damali "The Heart Wants What It Wants" Selena Gomez (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Khalae Lynee "Hero" Mariah Carey (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Season 18

Anaya Cheyenne "She Used To Be Mine" Sara Barellies OR "TBD" Mariah Carey (Playoffs)

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

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

Allegra Miles "Without Me" Halsey (Finale Cover)

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

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

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


Season 19

Casme "Big Yellow Taxi" Joni Mitchell (Knockouts)

John Sullivan "Wild World" Cat Stevens (Knockouts)

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

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

Payton Lamar "Bleeding Love" Leona Lewis (Knockouts)

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

Ben Allen "House of Cards" Origianl (Finale Original)

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

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

Chloe Hogan "Ribbon in the Sky" Stevie Wonder (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Jim Ranger "God Gave Me You" Blake Shelton = (Instant Save/Wildcard)

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

Madeline Consoer "TBD" Martina McBride (Instant Save/Wildcard)

Sid Kinglsey (Instant Save/Wildcard)

Taryn Papa "Little Bit Stronger" Sara Evans (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)

Ryleigh Modig "Your Power" Billie Eilish (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)


Season 21

Chavon Rodgers "TBD" Adele (Knockouts)

The Joy Reunion "Neon Moon" Brooks & Dunn ft. Kacey Musgraves (Knockouts)

Tommy Edwards "when the party is over" Billie Eilish (Knockouts)

Wyatt Michael "I (Who Have Nothing)" Sir Tom Jones (Knockouts)

Sabrina Dias "Lover" Taylor Swift (Playoffs)

David Vogel "Lovesong" The Cure (Top 13)

Ryleigh Plank "God is a Woman" Ariana Grande (Top 11)

Shadale "Lady Marmalade" Patti Labelle; Christina Aguilera Version (Top 11)

Gymani "Radioactive" Imagine Dragons (Top 10)

Jeremy Rosado "Writing's on the Wall" Sam Smith (Top 8 )

Jim & Sasha Allen "Hide & Seek" Imogen Heap (Finale Duet)

David Vogel "ocean eyes" Billie Eilish (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Hailey Green "Numb" Linkin Park (Wildcard/Instant Save)

Raquel Trinidad "Take a Bow" Rihanna (Instant Save/Wildcard)

Samara Brown "Without You" (Wildcard/Instant Save)


Season 22

Ava Lynn "It Hurt So Bad" Susan Tedeshi (Knockouts)

Benny Weag "Here Comes Goodbye" Rascal Flatts (Knockouts)

Constance Howard "Lovin You" Minnie Ripperton (Knockouts)

David Andrew "Call Out My Name" The Weeknd (Knockouts)

Dia Malai "Elastic Heart" Sia (Knockouts)

Hillary Torchiana "Think" Aretha Franklin (Knockouts)

Jillian Jordan "Breakeven" The Script (Knockouts)

Kara McKee "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" Elton John (Knockouts)

Lana Love "Million Reasons" Lady Gaga (Knockouts)

Madison Hughes "Vienna" Billy Joel (Knockouts)

Nia Skyer "Woman" Doja Cat (Knockouts)

Sadie Bass "Here Without You" 3 Doors Down (Knockouts)

SOLsong "A Case of You" Joni Mitchell (Knockouts)

Sydney Kronmillar "Rehab" Amy Winehouse (Knockouts)

Tanner Fussell "Soulshine" Allman Brother Band (Knockouts)

Tanner Howe "Someone You Loved" Lewis Capaldi (Knockouts)

Zach Neubold "Slow Hands" Niall Horan (Knockouts)

Andrew Igbokidi "River" Leon Bridges (Playoffs)

Daysia "I Will Always Love You" Whitney Houston (Playoffs)

Steven McMorran "Still Slipping Away" Paul Simon (Playoffs)

Kate Kalvach "Can't Help Falling in Love" Elvis Presley (Top 13)

Kevin Hawkins "The Beautiful Ones" Prince (Top 13)

Alyssa Witrado "Boyfriend" Dove Cameron (Top 10)


Season 23

Carlos Rising "Slow Dancing in a Burning Room" John Mayer (Knockouts)

Chloe Abbott "At Last" Etta James (Knockouts)

Mariah Kalia "Me and Mrs. Jones" Billy Paul (Knockouts)

Talia Smith "Feeling Good" Nina Simone (Knockouts)


*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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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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