Saturday, January 15, 2011

American Idol Recap (Season 6)

The sixth season of American Idol premiered on January 16, 2007 and ran until May 23, 2007. Jordin Sparks is youngest winner in American Idol history.

Top 12-Diana Ross
Mentor: Diana Ross
Brandon Rogers- You Can't Hurry Love
Melinda Doolittle-Home
Chris Sligh-Endless Love
Gina Glocksen-Love Child
Sanjaya Malakar-Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Haley Scarnato-Missing You
Phil Stacey-I'm Going to Make You Love Me
Lakisha Jones-God Bless the Child
Blake Lewis-You Keep Me Hanging On
Stephanie Edwards-Love Hangover
Chris Richardson-The Boss
Jordin Sparks-If We Hold on Together
Eliminated: Brandon Rogers

Top 11-British Invasion
Mentor: Peter Noone & Lulu
Haley Scarnato-Tell Him (Billie Davis)
Chris Richardson-Let's The Sun Catch You Crying (Gerry and the Pacemaker)
Stephanie Edwards-You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (Dusty Springfield)
Blake Lewis-Time of The Season (The Zombies)
Lakisha Jones-Diamonds are Forever (Shirley Bassey)
Phil Stacey-Tobacco Road (The Nashville Teens)
Jordin Sparks-Who Have Nothing (Shirley Bassey & Tom Jones)
Sanjaya Malakar-You Really Got Me (The Kinks)
Gina Glocksen-Paint It Black (The Rolling Stones)
Chris Sligh-She's Not There (The Zombies)
Melinda Doolittle-As Long as He Needs Me (Shirley Bassey)
Eliminated: Stephanie Edwards

Top 10-No Doubt and songs by singers who inspired Gwen Stefani
Mentor: Gwen Stefani
Lakisha Jones-Last Dance (Donna Summer)
Chris Sligh-Every Little Thing She Does is Magic (The Police)
Gina Glocksen-I'll Stand By You (The Pretenders)
Sanjaya Malakar-Bathwater (No Doubt)
Haley Scarnato-True Color (Cyndi Lauper)
Phil Stacey-Every Breath You Take (The Police)
Melinda Doolitte-Heaven Knows (Donna Summer)
Blake Lewis-Love Song (The Cure & 311)
Jordin Sparks-Hey Baby (No Doubt)
Chris Richardson-Don't Speak (No Doubt)
Eliminated: Chris Sligh

Top 9-American Classics
Mentor: Tony Bennett
Blake Lewis-Mack the Knife (Bobby Darin)
Phil Stacey-Night & Day (Frank Sinatra)
Melinda Doolittle-I Got Rhythm (Ethel Merman)
Jordin Sparks-On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (Barbara Steisand)
Gina Glocksen-Smile (Charlie Chaplin)
Sanjaya Malakar-Cheek to Cheek (Fred Astaire)
Haley Scarnato-Ain't Misbehavin' (Ella Fitzgerald)
Eliminated: Gina Glocksen

Top 8-Latin 
Mentor: Jennifer Lopez
Melinda Doolittle-Sway (Dean Martin)
Lakisha Jones-Conga (Gloria Estefan)
Chris Richardson-Smooth (Carlos Santana)
Haley Scarnato- Turn the Beat Around (Vicki Sue Robinson)
Phil Stacey-Maria, Maria (Carlos Santana feat. The Product of G&B)
Jordin Sparks-Rhythm is Gonna Get You (Gloria Estefan)
Blake Lewis-I Need to Know (Marc Anthony)
Sanjaya Malakar-Besame Mucho (Andy Russell)
Eliminated: Haley Scarnato

Top 7-Country
Mentor: Martina McBride
Phil Stacey-Where the Blacktop Ends (Keith Urban)
Jordin Sparks-A Broken Wing (Martina McBride)
Sanjaya Malakar-Somethin to Talk About (Bonnie Riatt)
Lakisha Jones-Jesus, Take the Wheel (Carrie Underwood)
Chris Richardson-Mayberry (Rascal Flatts)
Melinda Doolittle- Trouble is a Woman (Julie Reeves)
Blake Lewis -When the Stars Go Blue (Tim McGraw)
Eliminated: Sanjaya Malakar

Top 6-(First Week) Inspirational Songs
Chris Richardson-If I Could Change the World (Eric Clapton)
Melinda Doolittle-There Will Come a Day (Faith Hill)
Blake Lewis- Imagine (John Lennon)
Lakisha Jones-I Believe (Fantasia)
Phil Stacey-The Change (Garth Brooks)
Jordin Sparks-You'll Never Walk Alone (from Carousel)
Non-Elimination Week (raise money for Idol Give Back)

Top 6-(Second Week) Bon Jovi 
Mentor: Jon Bon Jovi
Phil Stacey-Blaze of Glory
Jordin Sparks-Livin' on the Prayer
Lakisha Jones- This Ain't a Love Song
Blake Lewis-You Give Love a Bad Name
Chris Richardson-Wanted Dead or Alive
Melinda Doolittle-Have a Nice Day
Eliminated: Phil Stacey and Chris Richardson

Top 4-Songs written by Barry Gibbs
Blake Lewis
You Should Be Dancing
This is Where I Came In

Jordin Sparks
To Love Somebody
Woman in Love

Melinda Doolittle
Love You Inside
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

Lakisha Jones
Stayin' Alive
Run to Me
Eliminated: Lakisha Jones

Top 3-Judge's Choice, Producer's Choice, Contestant's Choice
Jordin Sparks
Wishing on the Stars (Rose Royce) Simon's Choice
She Works Hard for the Money (Donna Summer) Producer's Choice
I Who Have Nothing (Shirley Bassey)

Blake Lewis
Roxanne (The Police) Paula's Choice
This Love (Maroon 5)Producer's Choice
When I Get You Alone (Robin Thicke)

Melinda Doolittle
I Believe in You and Me (Whitney Houston) Randy's Choice
Nutbush City Limit (Ike & Tina Turner)
Eliminated: Melinda Doolittle

Top 2-New Song, Previous Song, and Songwriting Contest Song
Blakc Lewis
You Give Love a Bad Name (Bon Jovi)
She Will Be Loved (Maroon 5)
This Is My Now

Jordin Sparks
Fighter (Christina Aguilera)
Broken Wing (Martina McBride)
This Is My Now

Winner: Jordin Sparks
Runner-Up: Blake Lewis

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