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Wednesday, March 9

AI Top 13 Song Spoilers

I just typed this entire post and lost it so this one is going to be brief. American Idol was pre-taped this week but the plan is that it will be live from here on out. That being said this might be last week that we are able to get spoilers on the song choices. The theme this week is “Your Personal Idol” and here are the song choices (and I am pretty sure the order as well):

Lauren Alaina – Any Man of Mine (Intrigued that Shaina Twain is her Idol)
Casey Abrams – With a Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker)
Ashthon Jones – When You Tell Me That You Love Me (Diana Ross)
Paul McDonald – Come Pick Me Up (Ryan Adams)
Pia Toscano – All By Myself (Celine Dion)
James Durbin – Maybe I’m Amazed (Celine Dion) I love this song, please don’t ruin it!
Haley Reinhart – Blue (LeAnn Rimes)
Jacob Lusk – I Believe I Can Fly (R Kelly)
Thia Megia – Smile (Michael Jackson)
Stefano Langone – Lately (Stevie Wonder)
Karen Rodriguez – I Could Fall in Love (Selena)
Scotty McCreery – The River (Garth Brooks) – great song!
Naima Adedapo – Umbrella (Rhianna) – I think she is trying to seem more current after many throw back song choices

Here are some interesting tidbits from

"Okay, while I'm not surprised, I'm a little disappointed with Ashthon, Pia, Thia, and Karen's song choices. They all did big ballads last week, and this week seems like a repeat performance. I get the "Your Personal Idol" angle on theirs (Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Selena--of course!) but I'm ready to see something else from these girls. Plus, of all the Michael Jackson songs, "Smile"? Thia Megia should look outside of songs that could be in An American Tale. Karen choosing Selena seems like a calculated move, too, with Jennifer Lopez on the panel. This may not have been Ashthon's week to begin with and I'm not sure this can redeem her.

As great as they are, I'm also a little bored by Jacob's, Scotty's, and Stefano's song choices. Casey and Paul nailed it with their choices. It's exactly what they should be singing, but could still be exciting performances.

I'm most "interested" to see the performances from Lauren, James, Haley, and Naima.Lauren, first out of the gate, chose a song that has sent two contestants home. It's been butchered on Idol so badly that I can only hear it sung off-key. And since when is Lauren a country singer? Someone mentioned this in the comments recently and I'm inclined to agree--all of a sudden she wants to sing country? This song choice is worrisome."

Clips of previous idol contestants singing Any Man of Mine:

"James made a fan out of me last week, but could just as easily turn me against him this week if he doesn't do well. This song could go either way, but I think it's a good song choice and it's showing us something different.

I'm most interested to see Haley, who is also a country singer now, apparently. reports Haley yodeling, so that will be interesting. Haley really turned me against her last week with all her growling and nasally vibrato, but I could be back on the Haley train if she sings "Blue" well. I think this is a good song choice for her.

Oh, Naima. There are several versions of "Umbrella" out there, but unless Naima is singing one of the acoustic ones, this song choice could spell trouble. The choice is confusing all around, and makes me wonder if people will ever just leave Rihanna songs alone. I just don't see this going well, but she's in the last spot so maybe it will?"

So who are you most excited to see perform tonight? Am I the only one that thought Kendra got robbed last week??? That was ridiculous!