After three weeks in the comfy country songbooks of John Michael Montgomery, Garth Brooks and Travis Tritt, Garner's Scotty McCreery will likely face more of a challenge on tonight's "American Idol."
It's Motown Week, with Scotty and the rest of Top 11 finalists choosing songs from the likes of Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops, the Jackson 5, the Temptations and the Supremes.
What Scotty might sing: The blogs are all over the map with suggestions for the 17-year-old country crooner.Suggestions include the Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" or "It's the Same Old Song," the Temptations' "My Girl," the Commodores' "Three Times a Lady" or Junior Walker's "What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)." We also like Smokey Robinson and the Miracles' "The Tracks of My Tears," Jimmy Ruffin's "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted?" or the Temptations' "I Wish It Would Rain."
What Scotty should probably stay away from: Anything from Rick James or the Dazz Band.
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What's at stake tonight: "Idol" usually takes its Top 10 finalists on a summer tour. So if Scotty advances this week, he would likely make the tour.
How Scotty is doing in Los Angeles: According to his popular Twitter feed, @SMcCreeryAI10, the Garner High School junior was presented with a brand-new Gibson guitar this week.
He and the other finalists also enjoyed an Italian feast prepared by the mom of fellow finalist Stefano Langone.
What's next: Tonight's live performance airs from 8 to 10 p.m. on Fox. After the last performance, viewers can vote for their favorites by phone, text message or Facebook.
The finalist with the fewest votes will be eliminated on Thursday's 8 p.m. results show on Fox.