When this was a specific theme, songs chosen were:
Season 1: Minnie The Moocher (Tamyra); Route 66 (Justin), Hard Hearted Hannah (Nikki), The Glory of Love (Christina Christian), I Won’t Dance (RJ Helton), and Stuff Like That There (Kelly).
In Season 2, Clay knocked ‘Mack the Knife’ out of the ballpark as one of his three songs during the finale.
In Season 3, this theme was also the one selected for the top 5. Songs chosen were Someone To Watch Over Me, Get Happy (Diana), Cheek to Cheek, What a Wonderful World (George Huff), Too Close for Comfort, Don’t Rain on My Parade (LaToya London), The Way You Look Tonight, Almost Like Being in Love (Jasmine Trias), Crazy Little Thing Called Love, What are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? (Fantasia)
As an aside, In Season 5, there was no specific Big Band week, but there WAS a Queen week! That would be too awesome to hope for t his year….
by Lindak (firstname.lastname@example.org)