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'American Idol' Top 11: It's Motown night! What should the contestants sing? What should they avoid?

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Baby, American Idol’s Top 11 need your loving tonight, for the contestants will be tackling their first genre night: Motown. You know what this means: No more comfort zones, and (gasp!) no more country, Scotty McCreery! So, on what will likely be the Idol’s first truly challenging evening, let’s lend them a hand. What Motown classics should they sing? Click the jump for some suggestions:

Casey Abrams
DO SING: “Just My Imagination,” The Temptations
DO NOT SING: “Hello,” Lionel Richie

Naima Adedapo
DO SING: “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Stevie Wonder
DO NOT SING: “(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave,” Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Lauren Alaina
DO SING: “Nowhere to Run,” Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
DO NOT SING: “Shop Around,” Miracles

James Durbin
DO SING: “Higher Ground,” Stevie Wonder
DO NOT SING: “The Tracks Of My Tears,” Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Stefano Langone
DO SING: “Money (That’s What I Want),” Barrett Strong
DO NOT SING: “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” Stevie Wonder

Jacob Lusk
DO SING:”I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” Marvin Gaye
DO NOT SING: “Endless Love,” Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

Scotty McCreery
DO SING: “Let’s Get It On,” Marvin Gaye
DO NOT SING: “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch),” Four Tops

Paul McDonald
DO SING: “Superstition,” Stevie Wonder
DO NOT SING: “Baby I Need Your Lovin’,” Four Tops

Thia Megia
DO SING: “I Want You Back,” The Jackson Five
DO NOT SING: “ABC,” The Jackson Five

Haley Reinhart
DO SING: “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” The Temptations
DO NOT SING: “You Can’t Hurry Love,” The Supremes

Pia Toscano
DO SING: “My Guy,” Mary Wells
DO NOT SING: “Stop! In the Name of Love,” The Supremes

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