Let’s re-organize the information we have, shall we?
- Personal song choices have leaked: David Archuleta will reprise “Imagine” per Nigel Lythgoe Thursday on Ryan Seacrest’s KISS morning show. David Cook will sing a new song, U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”, per a report on FOX news. Cookie is the first Idol to get a U2 song cleared for competition.
- The Davids picked their own coronation song from the 10 most popular songs in the list of 20 that were available for online voting, per Nigel. How’s that for a twist? We don’t know which song either contestant has chosen yet.
- Clive Davis chose a song for the Davids. There are rumors swirling about, but there are no clear choices yet. I’ll bet the picks are AWESOME! /sarcasm.
- The So You Think You Can Dance dancers will be performing on Wednesday’s finale
- Two Idols from each of the previous six seasons will come back to perform a group number. Hooray! Bo Bice has already confirmed. Yahoo.
- Carrie Underwood will perform her new single “Last Name”, according to her My Space.
- ThereÃƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã¢â€ž ¢s going to be another Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…â€œDead ElvisÃƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ video (last year, Celine Dion sang a Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…â€œduetÃƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ with Elvis Presley), this time including several people, per Nigel on KISS.
- The Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…â€œbiggest starÃƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ in the world will be there, says Nigel. Robert Downey Jr. perhaps? He’ll be there according to the FOX report. Nigel is probably high enough to think Robert Downey Jr. is a big star.
- Nigel told Ryan this morning that the Top 5 will sing duets with Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…â€œsomebodyÃƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . FOX news is reporting (see video after the jump) that “each of the Idols” will be singing with one of the celebrity mentors who appeared during the season. There were four mentors: Mariah Carey, Neil Diamond, Dolly Parton and Andrew Lloyd Webber. If she’s talking about the Top 5 duets, who would be the 5th mentor? Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr? McCartney would fit the “biggest star in the world” description. But, neither Beatle were actually mentors. Or, maybe the FOX reporter is talking about something else entirely?
- Nigel and FOX confirmed a Jonas Brothers appearance.
- Paula Abdul will debut a song from her upcoming album, and the Top 12 will also be performing alongside Paula for a special group number. Who knows. Maybe Pauler got cold feet and changed her mind. Yahoo.
- The band One Republic (responsible for the mega-hit Ãƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬Ã…â€œApologizeÃƒ ¢Ã¢â€š ¬ . Ryan Tedder from the band recently wrote for Clay Aiken and Blake Lewis) canceled a gig in order to be available for the finale. Daily Press
- Ryan Seacrest interviews Nigel Lythgoe
- FOX News report – Video after the JUMP…