Grammy-winning singer Carole King has been chosen as the Top 6 theme in the latest season of 'American Idol'. However, covering King's songs have proved costly for contestants in the past. Now, the question remains as to how the remaining Season 10 contestants will handle her music.
The winner of four Grammy Awards and a member of the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame is also popular for her recurring guest role on 'Gilmore Girls' as Sophie Bloom. She shot into the music scene in 1971 with album 'Tapestry', which won King two records: record for the longest time for an album by a female to remain on the charts as well as the record for the longest time for an album by a female to hold the #1 position.
King is considered as one of the most influential women musicians of all times. Her famous songs include: 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow,' 'I'm Into Something Good,' 'One Fine Day' and 'Up On The Roof.'
Season 9 contestant Katelyn Epperly failed to impress the judges when she covered King's 'I Feel the Earth' last season (March 9, 2010). Epperly was later sent packing (March 11, 2010). The Season 9 contestant was not the first to cover King's song on Idol. In another memorable performance in Season 7, Brooke White sang 'You've Got a Friend' and managed to pull it off. Nevertheless, observers predict that year's Top 6 will have to work extra hard to pull off King's cover with a little originality added in.
Stefano Langone was voted out of the competition Thursday night despite an impressive performance of Ne-Yo's Closer. The Top 7 theme was songs from the first decade of the 21st century.
The Top 6 on the Season 10 of 'American Idol' include: Casey Abrams, Jacob Lusk, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Scotty McCreary and Haley Reinhart. Who fall prey to Carole King cover in Season 10?