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American Idol’ Top 7 To Pay Tribute To Prince



After a magical Disney episode, American Idol is turning purple in a special tribute to late music icon, Prince, on Sunday, May 6.

From hundreds of hopefuls, only seven contestants remain: Cade Foehner, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Catie Turner, Gabby Barrett, Jurnee, Maddie Poppe, and Michael J. Woodard. However, the battle is not over yet.

On Sunday, the Top 7 will once again perform live in front of America to prove why they deserve to stay for another week. Billboard was able to obtain that list of songs that each contestant will sing in the upcoming episode.

Prince Tribute

The next challenge for the seven singer hopefuls is to cover multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Prince. The Purple One, born and raised in Minnesota, rose to fame in 1978. He was known for his electric music and flamboyant stage presence.

Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

While the contestants will have the chance to practice their chosen tracks and consult with a guest mentor, their task is to deliver a rendition that, in some way, channels the energy and style of the music icon while, at the same time, incorporating their own signature sounds.

Here is the track list for Sunday night's Prince episode:

Cade Foehner: "Jungle Love"

Caleb Lee Hutchinson: "When Doves Cry"

Catie Turner: "Manic Monday"

Gabby Barrett: "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore"

Jurnee: "Kiss"

Maddie Poppe: "Nothing Compares 2 U"

Michael J. Woodard "I Would Die 4 U"

In addition, the Top 7 will perform songs from the year they were born.

Dennis Lorenzo's Appeal

Meanwhile, Dennis Lorenzo, who was among the five contestants eliminated last week, has spoken about his unfair disadvantage from the April 29 broadcast.

The Philadelphia-born singer, who was last to perform, said that his fans did not have enough time to vote for him before the eliminated contestants were announced.

"People toward the end [of the competition] were a little worried because they were like 'are people going to have enough time to vote for me' and there's me," he told TMZ. "The producers let us know that they ran many tests and they'd made sure it was fair... And when you're in a position like this you trust them."

Some viewers agreed to his concerns.

Lorenzo has a new EP out titled Dennis Lorenzo Unplugged now available on iTunes. 

The Prince episode of American Idol will air on Sunday, May 6, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. 

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