David Archuleta Hoping To Show The World That He’s The Chris Brown Of “American Idol”

noah | May 13, 2008 10:45 am

David Archuleta (and not his father) announced today that he’d sing Chris Brown’s “With You” on tonight’s episode of American Idol, during which each contestant will sing three songs–a personal pick, a judge’s pick, and a producers’ pick. This startling foray into 21st-century music should prove something of a test for young David, if only because his previous songs have only solidified his “young Wayne Newton frozen in amber” persona. Anyway! This post is also serving as a reminder that I’ll be liveblogging the East Coast feed of tonight’s show, which starts at 8 p.m. ET and runs for a little longer than an hour, after which I’ll toss my computer aside and eagerly flip the channel to the Bobby Valentine documentary on ESPN2. No guarantees on what happens should the Archuleta/Fogelberg pairing reduce me to a puddle of mellowed-out goo, but at the very least, any melting will likely make for good blog fodder. The full slate of already-announced songs (via MJ) after the jump.

David Cook

* Simon Cowell chose: “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack * David chose: “The World I Know” by Collective Soul * The producers chose: undetermined

Syesha Mercado

* Randy Jackson chose: “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys * Syesha Chose: undetermined * The producers chose: undetermined

David Archuleta

* Paula Abdul chose: “And So It Goes” by Billy Joel * David chose: “With You” by Chris Brown * The producers chose: “Longer” by Dan Fogelberg

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