Wade Cota has an outside chance of winning season 17 of “American Idol.” This 27-year-old musician hails from Phoenix. He has gotten to the top 5 on the ABC revival of this reality competition series based on his nine performances to date beginning with the Top 40 back on March 31. Which of these has been your favorite so far? Vote in our poll below and then sound off in our comments section with your thoughts on this reboot of “American Idol.”
Do you think that Cota’s finest musical moment was one of the two tunes he sang on the May 5 episode that saw the Top 6 reduced to the final five? Those songs were by The Beatles (“With A Little Help From My Friends”) and Shawn James (“Through The Valley”). Or was it his first time in the spotlight when he won over judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie with his version of “Work Song” by Hozier? Perhaps you prefer one of the six other songs he has sung in the competition so far.
Take a look at his set list below and then weigh in with your pick for his best performance. And be sure to make your predictions so that all of the remaining “American Idol” contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next episode airs on ABC. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and a $100 Amazon gift card.
Top 40: “Work Song” by Hozier
Top 20 Solo: “All I Want” by Kodaline
Top 20 Duet: with Lovely The Band on “Broken” by Lovely The Band
Top 14 Song 1: “Trouble” by Ray LaMontagne
Top 14 Song 2: “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Top 10 Song: “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” from “Toy Story”
Top 8 Song: “We Are the Champions” by Queen
Top 6 Song 1: “With A Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles
Top 6 Song 2: “Through The Valley” by Shawn James