'American Idol' Prince Tribute: See Which Songs the Top 7 Will Be Singing (Exclusive)
American Idol has seen contestants sing alongside pop stars, perform hits old and new, and put twists on Disney classics since the Top 24 contestants were selected on April 2. With only seven Idol hopefuls left, the stakes are getting higher -- and on Sunday (May 6), the singers will be faced with one of their more challenging tasks yet: covering Prince.
It's no secret that The Purple One's songs aren't easy to sing, but Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe and Michael J. Woodard are ready to take them on. And to help get Idol fans excited for the big Prince-filled night, Billboard has the exclusive list of songs that will be sung on Sunday:
Cade Foehner: “Jungle Love” (sung by The Time, written and produced by Prince)
Caleb Lee Hutchinson: “When Doves Cry”
Catie Turner: “Manic Monday” (The Bangles song, written by Prince)
Gabby Barrett: “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore”
Maddie Poppe: “Nothing Compares 2 U”
Michael J. Woodard: “I Would Die 4 U”
Making the night even more special, the Prince performances mark the first time a singing competition has honored the late icon with a tribute episode. Ten years before his untimely death in 2016, Prince made a surprise appearance on American Idol to perform his 3121 tracks "Lolita" and "Satisfied."
In addition to the Prince tributes, the Top 7 will perform songs from the year they were born. American Idol will air on ABC on Sunday live coast-to-coast at 8 p.m. ET.