American Idol insider blog Joesplace has a list of rumored song choices for tonight’s episode of American Idol, in which 12 more semifinalists put themselves up to be loved by the nation while Paula Abdul quietly stews about the four-judge format and Simon Cowell tries to stay awake. Is the oh-so-theatrical Adam Lambert maybe going to go all-out out of the gate by singing “All By Myself”? Yes. Is some other poor schlub going to basically declare that he has zero chance of making it to the next round by turning himself into Chad Kroeger for 90 seconds? Apparently! Click for the full list.
Adam Lambert: “All By Myself” (Eric Carmen/Celine Dion)
Nick Mitchell: “Crying” (Roy Orbison)
Matt Breitzke:”How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” (Laura Branigan/Michael Bolton)
Kai Kalama: “Lean on Me” (Bill Withers/Club Nouveau)
Kris Allen: “How You Remind Me” (Nickelback)
Matt Giraud: “Viva La Vida” (Coldplay)
Jeanine Vailes: “Love Will Lead You Back” (Taylor Dayne)
Allison Iraheta: “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (Bonnie Tyler)
Meghan Corkrey: “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Prince/Sinéad O’Connor)
Jesse Langseth: “You Needed Me” (Anne Murray)
Mishavonna Henson: “With or Without You” (U2)
Jasmine Murray: “Love Song” (Sara Bareilles)
An odd list, for sure. (Good to see Jasmine Murray sucking up to Kara’s suggestion that someone sing Sara Bareilles—that girl’s going to go far!) Although I’m glad someone’s representing for Taylor Dayne, whose vocal prowess was always underrated.
Oh, also, Simon Cowell hinted that the singers brought back for the Wild Card round may in fact be singers who were dinged from the Top 36. I swear if this is a way for the producers to gin up more Danny Gokey-related drama (his pal Jamar Rogers, you may recall, didn’t make the post-Hollywood Week cut) I am going to be so pissed.