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'American Idol' contestants will cover Prince on Sunday episode

The Purple One once made a surprise appearance on the show.

"American Idol" will be purple on Sunday as its contestants cover Prince as part of a special tribute episode.

Billboard reports that the remaining 7 singers will try stretch their vocal cords on some of the Minnesota music legend's hits.

The show airs at 7 p.m. Sunday on ABC, and it might be fascinating even for non-regular views, not least because Prince tracks are hecka tough to sing.

There's a danger the contestants could either try to imitate the Purple One, and thus pale in comparison to his majesty, or try to put their own spin on the track and it turn out to be a disaster.

Below is the list of tracks the singers will have a bash at, though three have cannily pick songs written by Prince but made famous by other artists.

Here's the full list:

Cade Foehner: “Jungle Love” (sung by The Time, written and produced by Prince)

Caleb Lee Hutchinson: “When Doves Cry”

Catie Turner: “Manic Monday” (sang by The Bangles written by Prince)

Gabby Barrett: “How Come U Don’t Call Me Anymore”

Jurnee: “Kiss”

Maddie Poppe: “Nothing Compares 2 U” (sang by Sinead O'Connor, written by Prince)

Michael J. Woodard: “I Would Die 4 U”

Billboard notes that Prince once made a surprise appearance on "American Idol" in 2006, 10 years before his untimely death. 

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