‘American Idol’ Contestants Take on The ’80s: Videos


American Idol had a blast from the past on Wednesday night when all the contestants performed songs that were big in the 1980s!

Classic tunes from Journey, Cyndi Lauper, Tom Petty, and more all took center stage … and they all sounded just as fresh as when they were released three decades ago.

Tune in to Idol on Thursday night at 9/8c on FOX to see who will be leaving the Top 8!


Sam Woolf — “Time After Time”

Jena Irene — “I Love Rock N Roll”

C.J. Harris — “Free Fallin'”

Jessica Meuse — “Call Me”

Malaya Watson — “Through the Fire”

Caleb Johnson — “Faithfully”

Alex Preston — “Every Breath You Take”

Dexter Roberts — “Keep Your Hands to Yourself”

C.J. Harris & Malaya Watson — “I Knew You Were Waiting”

Caleb Johnson & Jena Irene — “It’s Only Love”

Dexter Roberts & Jessica Meuse — “Islands in the Stream”

Sam Woolf & Alex Preston — “The Girl Is Mine”