The “American Idol” Tour Enters The Summer-Concert Fray

Jul 6th, 2009 // 3 Comments

Last night, the American Idol tour opened in Portland, with last season’s Top Ten getting two or three or four songs, depending on their standing with the public. A few notes from the set list: Two Ne-Yo songs were performed, as were two tracks that could conceivably be credited to The Fray; Adam Lambert did not one, not two, but three David Bowie songs (in the form of a medley); Scott MacIntyre performed Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles”; Megan Joy Corkrey is really serious about dropping her last name for professional purposes; and according to USA Today‘s Brian Mansfield, a video package apparently tried to set Danny Gokey up “as some sort of Love Man.” Ew. (At least he didn’t sing “Dream On,” I guess.) Full set list after the jump.

FIRST ACT
Michael Sarver
I Just Want a Girl, Gavin DeGraw
Closer, Ne-Yo

Megan Joy
Put Your Records On, Corrine Bailey Rae
Tears Dry on Their Own, Amy Winehouse

Scott MacIntyre
Bend & Break, Keane
A Thousand Miles, Vanessa Carlton

Lil Rounds
Be Without You/Just Fine, Mary J. Blige
No One, Alicia Keys
Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It), Beyoncé

Anoop Desai
Always On My Mind, Willie Nelson/Elvis Presley
Mad, Ne-Yo
My Prerogative, Bobby Brown

Matt Giraud
Hard to Handle, Otis Redding/Black Crowes
Georgia on My Mind, Ray Charles/Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
You Found Me, The Fray

Production Number
Megan & Lil: Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, Four Seasons/Andy Williams
Scott & Matt: Tell Her About It, Billy Joel
Michael: Suspicious Minds, Elvis Presley
Anoop, Matt, Scott, Michael, Lil, Megan: Beggin’, Four Seasons/Madcon

SECOND ACT
Allison Iraheta
So What, P!nk
Cry Baby, Garnet Mimms/Janis Joplin
Barracuda, Heart

Danny Gokey
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing), Michael Jackson
Maria Maria, Santana
What Hurts the Most, Rascal Flatts
My Wish, Rascal Flatts

Adam Lambert
Whole Lotta Love, Led Zeppelin
Starlight, Muse
Mad World, Tears for Fears/Gary Jules
Slow Ride, Foghat (with Allison)
Life on Mars/Fame/Let’s Dance, David Bowie

Kris Allen
Heartless, Kanye West/The Fray
No Boundaries
Ain’t No Sunshine, Bill Withers
Bright Lights, Matchbox 20
Hey Jude, The Beatles (w/several other Idols)

Finale
Entire Group: Don’t Stop Believing, Journey (with a chorus of Steam’s Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye)

American Idols Live: The Set List [Idol Chatter]
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  1. Every time I see the name of the band Steam, I msread it as “Seam”, and how much more awesome would it be if they did a group sing of “The Wild Cat”?

    I think it would be seven times more awesome.

  2. I just want to point out that Kris Allen’s live version of ‘Heartless’ sounds NOTHING like the Fray’s version. And that is a good thing. Kris’s version is much, much better.

  3. Major props to Glambert for the “Life on Mars?” choice. Classy.

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