Somewhere, "High School Student" Aaron Kelly is doing a happy dance. That's because the Top 6 have been tasked with singing the songs of Shania Twain, a theme that should be near and dear to the country crooners heart.
Shania, who has already made an appearance as a guest judge
this season, will return as a mentor and the source of songs for the Top 6. As a mentor, we hope that Shania brings the same level-headed expertise and wry sense of humor that made her our favorite guest judge of the audition.
Though she's only been releasing albums since the early '90s, Shania's success has been unparalleled. Her album Come on Over
is the best selling album of all-time by a female musician and is the best selling album in the history of country music. She hearlded the era of the country cross-over artist, paving the way for the likes of Faith Hill and American Idol
's own Carrie Underwood.
While Shania's catalog is rich with choices, it could prove a difficult week for the remaining four guys. Many of Shania's best known songs are female-centered and we just can't imagine Casey James, Big Mike or Lee Dewyze being excited to sing songs like "Man! I Feel Like A Woman" or "The Woman In Me (Needs the Man in You)." Luckily, there are plenty of Shania songs that don't have "woman" in the title.
Courtesy of MJsBigBlog
, here is the list of approved Shania Twain songs for the Top 6 to perform:
All Fired up, No Place to Go
Any Man of Mine
Black Eyes, Blue Tears
Come On Over
Crime of the Century
Dance with the One Who Brought You
Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
(Don't Gimme That) Once Over
Forever and for Always
From This Moment On
God Bless the Child
Home Ain't Where His Heart Is (Anymore)
Honey I'm Home
I Ain't No Quitter
If It Don't Take Two
(If You're Not In It For Love) I'm Outta Here!
I'm Gonna Getcha Good!
I'm Holdin' On to Love (To Save My Life)
It Only Hurts When I'm Breathing
It's Alright (Club Mix)
Lost My Heart
Love Gets Me Every Time
Man! I Feel Like a Woman
No One Needs to Know
Party for Two
Rock this Country!
She's Not Just a Pretty Face
Thank you Baby! (For Makin' Someday Come So Soon
That Don't Impress Me Much
There Goes the Neighborhood
What Made You Say That
When You Kiss Me (Green)
Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?
You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me
You Win My Love
You're Still the One
You've Got a Way
Waiter! Bring Me Water!
Whatever You Do! Don't!
When You Kiss Me
Wild & Wicked
The Woman in Me (Needs the Man in You)
What do you think of next week's theme and mentor? And be sure to join the discussion
on what Shania songs the Top 6 should sing. (Image courtesy of WENN)