Is Sanjaya’s Singing Making Gwen Stefani B-A-N-A-N-A-S?

By: Maura / March 27, 2007

idolgwen.jpgTonight’s American Idol will have Gwen Stefani serving as coach/inspiration for the remaining 10 hopefuls. But a thread on I Love Everything found a rumor from the Idol boards claiming that Sanjaya Malakar’s desire to sing a No Doubt song almost sent the whole thing off the rails:

“Sanjaya Malakar – He wanted to sing “Spoiler”. She tried to get him to sing some 80’s song. He said he was a big fan and he really wanted to do one of her songs. Gwen was upfront with him and told him she didn’t think he could pull it off but gave him the benefit of the doubt. Today after seeing how rehearsals were going, she didnt’ see any progress. She went to Nigel immediately and told him she does not want Sanjaya singing one of her songs whatsoever. Sanjaya didn’t have many options at that point. He kind of got stuck with “Spoiler”. This caused a big scene at the studio and was the talk all afternoon.”

In case you were racking your brain about which No Doubt B-side “Spoiler” might be, don’t–the Idol boards don’t post forthcoming song titles. But if you want to find out just how, exactly, Gwen’s going to be tortured this evening, after the jump, we have what reality rant claims is a partial list of songs for tonight. If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t click.

Blake Lewis – “Love Song” by the Cure
Chris Richardson – “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt
Chris Sligh – “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by the Police
Gina Glocksen – Pretenders ballad
Haley Scarnato – “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper
Jordin Sparks – “Hey Baby” by No Doubt
Lakisha Jones – Donna Summers song
Melinda Doolittle – Donna Summers song
Phil Stacey – “Every Breath You Take” by the Police
Sanjaya Malakar – “Bathwater” by No Doubt

Well, at least Gwen can take heart in the fact that “Bathwater” probably won’t be the worst performance of the evening. After all, it’s pretty obvious that Blake is going to beatbox and mug his way through the 311 version of the Cure song, thus making us want to beatbox and mug our way out the nearest window.

UPDATE: Dlisted has a slightly different song order:

Blake Lewis – “Love Song” by the Cure
Chris Richardson – “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt
Chris Sligh – “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” by the Police
Gina Glocksen – “Just Like a Pill” by Pink
Haley Scarnato – “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper
Jordin Sparks – “Hey Baby” by No Doubt
Lakisha Jones – “Love Has a Mind of Its Own” by Donna Summer
Melinda Doolittle – “Sunset People” by Donna Summer
Phil Stacey – “Every Breath You Take” by the Police
Sanjaya Malakar – “Sunday Morning” by Maroon 5

Poor Maroon 5–after they got all that love today, this is the thanks they get?

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: Looks like that Dlisted list is off–Lakisha did “Last Dance,” and Gina sang the rumored Pretenders ballad. But Sanjaya is up next! The plot thickens!

THE FINAL UPDATE: Oh, man.

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