The “American Idol” Beatles Songbook Will End At “Revolver”

Tomorrow’s episode of American Idol will be the first time this season that the male and female contestants will compete head-to-head, and as previously reported, it’ll feature songs from the Lennon/McCartney songbook. But those of you hoping that David Archuleta’s mom would let him bust out “The Long And Winding Road” are going to be disappointed; according to Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, the songbook made available to the hopefuls will only be made up of “the early songs–from ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ to ‘Got to Get You Into My Life.’ These fantastic songs. It’s one of the few areas that everybody knows.” Why do I have a feeling Jason Castro is bummed out that he won’t be able to sing “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds”? [Reality TV World via MJ’s Big Blog]