ETAA: Make sure to check the comments section for Dress Rehearsal reports! A reader just posted a report from a Kat fan at Idol Forums… thanks doc and folkgirl
ETA: Latest Elliott Yamin rumor regarding his personal song choice: Reliable sources are claiming that it’s “I Believe to My Soul” by Ray Charles. thanks schmed
More on Elliott
Also, I apologize that I don’t have explicit song spoilers this week. But for Elliott Yamin, I’m hearing that he’s NOT singing “I’ve Got a Woman” or “You Don’t Know Me”. Claudette (mom) Yamin confirms that Elliott will be singing a Ray Charles song. thanks angela.
Lastly, rumor has it, and this is UNCONFIRMED, that tonight’s order will be (based on folks checking test phone lines-this seemed to pan out last week, but we’ll see):
Simon on the Tonight Show
Here’s a recap of last night’s Simon Cowell Tonight show appearance from People.com
“On Monday’s night’s Tonight Show, Cowell told Jay Leno, “I would say [Taylor Hicks’s chances are] pretty good, pretty good. I’m going to say he’s the favorite – but what do I know?”
For the final two, Cowell sees the graying 29-year-old from Birmingham, Ala., going up against Katharine McPhee. ‘Based on last week, absolutely she should have gone, ” he said. “But you know, she’s got a fighting chance. I think she’ll make the final – and I’ll tell you why, because I’m choosing one of her songs this week.'” –edited to add contestant’s name, sawry.
I haven’t had a chance to watch Simon’s appearance, but I’m hearing that what he said about Katharine’s chances to make it to the final was said a bit tongue-in-cheek. I’ll have more on his appearance later.