See the judges' and contestants' picks for their favorite songs of all time.

Kara DioGuardi, head judge

  • “Imagine” -– John Lennon
  • “Song For You” –- Leon Russell
  • “Purple Rain” -– Prince
  • “Landslide” -– Fleetwood Mac
  • “Fly Me To The Moon” -– Frank Sinatra

Jewel, host and judge

  • “The Pill” -– Loretta Lynn
  • “Case of You” -– Joni Mitchell
  • “Blackbird” –- The Beatles
  • “The Other Woman” -– Nina Simone
  • “I Get A Kick Out Of You” -– Cole Porter

Evan Bogart, guest judge

  • “Thriller” -– Michael Jackson
  • “Hey Jude” –- The Beatles
  • “Hallelujah” –- Leonard Cohen
  • “Imagine” –- John Lennon
  • “With Or Without You” -– U2

Amber Ojeda, contestant

  • “God Bless The Child” –- Billie Holiday
  • “No Ordinary Love” -– Sade
  • “Spanish Joint” -– D’Angelo
  • “Is This Love” –- Bob Marley
  • “Little Dragon” -– Constant Surprises

Blessing Ofor, contestant

  • “Billie Jean” -– Michael Jackson
  • “My Girl” -– The Temptations
  • “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” -– Stevie Wonder
  • “Bridge Over Troubled Water” –- Simon & Garfunkel
  • “Imagine” -– John Lennon

Brian Judah, contestant

  • “November Rain” -– Guns N’ Roses
  • “Your Song” -– Elton John
  • “Man in the Mirror” –- Michael Jackson
  • “She’s Always A Woman” -– Billy Joel
  • “Black” –- Pearl Jam
  • “My Boy” -– Elvis Presley

Jackie Tohn, contestant

  • “One Man Show” –- Alan Tohn
  • “Right Next To The Right One” -– Tim Christensen
  • “Nobody’s Crying” -– Patty Griffin
  • “Life Is Beautiful” –- Amy Correia
  • “Happier Than The Morning Sun” –- Stevie Wonder
  • “Leader of the Band” -– Dan Fogelberg

Johnny Marnell, contestant

  • “P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)” –- Michael Jackson
  • “Make You Feel My Love” –- Bob Dylan
  • “Lover, You Should’ve Come Over” –- Jeff Buckley
  • “First Day Of My Life” -– Bright Eyes
  • “Eleanor Rigby” -– The Beatles

Karen Waldrup, contestant

  • “Smoke Rings in the Dark” – Gary Allan
  • “Head Over Feet” – Alanis Morissette
  • “I Can’t Make You Love Me” – Bonnie Raitt

Melissa Rapp, contestant

  • “Hallelujah” – Leonard Cohen
  • “Ain’t No Sunshine” – Bill Withers
  • “Three Little Birds” – Bob Marley
  • “Tangled Up In Blue” – Bob Dylan
  • “Fever” – Eddie Cooley and John Davenport

Sonyae Elise, contestant

  • “I (Who Have Nothing)” – Linda Jones
  • “Summertime” – Ella Fitzgerald
  • “You Just Don’t Know” – Phyllis Hyman
  • “Stay” – Sugarland
  • “The Loneliness” – Babyface
  • Giving Up - Donny Hathaway