American Idol 9 Top 11 – Billboard No. 1 Hits – What Should the Idols Sing? (And Miley Cyrus this Week)

UDPATE: Looks like the tip I recieved that Miley Cyrus would be performing on Wednesday’s results show is true! The tipster said that Joe Jonas would also be appearing. Adam Shankman just tweeted: “miley and I humbly ask you to watch idol this week, and see the last song, opening march 31. thx”   Miley is out on the interview circuit pimping her new movie “Last Song”, directed by Shankman….

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As I reported Saturday night, the theme for this week’s Top 11 has been changed from Teen Idols to the rather prosaic and less challenging theme, Billboard #1 hits. I would love to know what prompted the change (yes, Teen Idols was the official theme, announced in a FOX press release)

After calling the Teen Idol theme “stupid” at first, I’m now kinda disappointed the theme has been switched to something safer. It would have been fun to see the kids try to tackle such a crazy theme. Oh well. Maybe next year.

Via Wikipedia (Where else?) Here’s an exhaustive list of Billboard #1 hits throughout the years: HERE.

By the way, there’s LOTS of speculation that Christina Aguilera is the “secret mentor” the Idols tweeted about meeting on Saturday. She’s got a big-ass countdown clock on her website that ends tomorrow, and she is about to release a new album.

The kids tweeted yesterday about meeting the “secret” mentor. Aaron Kelly in particular, tweeted, “the mentor was incredible :) what an honor to meet someone with so much experience.” To a 16 year old, Christina could be somebody with “so much experience.”

Usher is set to mentor next week’s Top 10 according to his website.

One other thing: I’m looking for somebody who plans to/wants to attend tomorrow night’s dress rehearsal at CBS studios in LA, and would be willing to feed me song spoilers. Please contact me at mjsbigblog at gmail dot com if you are available! Thank you!

So, what do you think the Idols should sing? Who are you hoping this week’s mentor will be?

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67 Comments

  1. Yikes….getting a little nervous about this theme. Didn’t the Top 24 just perform 3 weeks of Billboards top songs?? What would make tomorrow so special then? Oh please, please please contestants, make tomorrow a night to remember!! I am beginning to fall asleep on this season…

  2. To make matters worse, whataya wanna bet that all the songs on this list that we haven’t already heard 200 times on Idol can’t be approved (or at least can’t be approved without their exerting themselves a *lot,* which they probably aren’t interested in doing)? ….

    Virtually all of these songs fall under the heading of: good song that we’ve heard so many times that we are now sick of it and it’s so ingrained in people’s heads that they’ll have a very difficult time singing it in a different way … ?

  3. christina aguilera, if she is the mentor, does have a lot of experience in the entertainment/music industry… she has been in it since about 1990, 1st on star search then the mickey mouse club, then the rest is history after her debut album in 1999… so yeah, for contestants of any age she qualifies in my book as having a lot of experience, lol… why am i not surprised the theme was changed… idol has been kinda all over the place this season, so i’m really prepared for anything. it may be too late now for the show to think outside of the box they’ve put themselves in relative to these theme weeks, but i thought the teen idol one would have been fun, and a different change of pace. if usher is still slated to appear next week, i wonder if it will be an rnb theme, or if they’ll try to slide teen week back in, and have his ”protege” justin beiber on as well… he has a cd coming out in the next week or so, and that opportunity may be too good for idol to pass up.

  4. I was really looking forward to Teen Idol week. But Christina would be amazing as a mentor!

  5. LOL…..Lucy what an in depth and insightful way of saying that tomorrow is just going to be another night of re-runs again.

    Seriously, i think there could be a problem with the whole Idol franchise too. It seems this season FOX and those execs don’t seem to be coming up with a whole lot of exciting, refreshing ideas for this group. E.g Same ol Judges Save, repeated themes, No mansion, contradictory comments from judges etc etc.. If you ask me, i pity this round of Top 12. It must suck to be them now.

  6. I really want Lee to cover a girl’s song. I’m thinking Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable”, Mariah Carey’s “Heartbreaker” or Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)”

    And please please please somebody to “Mmmmbop”…. It would probably be terrible but it would make me so very very happy.

  7. Also, for some reason I like the idea of Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” for Siobhan.

  8. How about some Paramore “Decode” for Siobhan? Hehe..imagine her tearing up that stage…

  9. The countdown clock I’m seeing on Christina Aguilera’s site has less than one hour and 20 minutes left on it. Either it’s gone wonky or they’ve decided to announce the “big news” earlier than originally planned. It’s apparently now set for noon EST.

    EDIT: Noon came, the clock went to all zeros and then reset for 2 days! Appears it’s wonky after all. :(

  10. great! now we’ll have to sit thorugh Paige singing “Fighter”. *rolls eyes*

  11. monleo1705 I WOULD BE SO STINKIN’ HAPPY IF SHE SANG THAT!!!! ah! Her voice and that song is like KABOOM!

  12. Hope they all make good song choices. Looking forward to Crystal singing!

  13. How about some Paramore “Decode” for Siobhan?

    I’d love to see Siobhan rock out, too, but alas, as well as the song did, I checked wiki, any Decode never hit #1 on any Billboard charts.

    The song entered the U.S Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks at #35 and has peaked at #5, giving them their third top twenty hit on the chart. “Decode” became their second top forty hit, and their highest debut (#34) on the Billboard Hot 100. 7 weeks after its debut the song reached a new peak of #33. It also debuted at #52 on the Canadian Hot 100.

    LMAO, someone could sing Magic Rainbows. I could see Katie pageant the crap out of the rainbow. Oy… =P

  14. I for one am MUCH happier for the change in theme. I’m sorry, but the amount of actual GOOD music that would have come out of a “teen idol” theme would have been laughably small. Then again, trainwreck possibilities would have increased, so that’s always something to look forward to in an otherwise dull season.

    That said, Billboard #1’s is an awful lot like what they just had to do during the semi-finals, isn’t it? So, now that I think of it, that could be more trainwreck possibilities (cough*Tim Urban*cough). Lots to choose from, that’s for sure.

  15. Oh, and re Christina – I hope the BIG NEWS isn’t that she’s gonna be a mentor on AI. IDK – I love her, but I want bigger news from her than just that :-( (yeah, selfish fan)

  16. smallie – Gah. That sucks. Why couldn’t Decode reach the top? Bah!

    Darkglamour17 – LOL….I can see you really, really would have wanted Siobhan to sing that song.

  17. I don’t know if “Last Kiss” was a #1 but Pearl Jam did a nice rendition that I think would sound nice for Lee.

  18. I’m hoping they bring in an Elvis Presley hologram to mentor these kids. That would be so cool and high tech and classy (in an American Idol sort of way)!

  19. monleo1705 yeah i did want her to sing that. :( hahah!! oh well she’ll still do a great job no matter what she sings. :)

  20. I don’t know if “Last Kiss” was a #1 but Pearl Jam did a nice rendition that I think would sound nice for Lee.

    I’d much rather Lee do a Pearl Jam song than see him get anywhere near the likes of Creed, Nickelback, or Hinder again. But from what I could tell on wiki, Last Kiss’s peak US chart positions are #2 on the Hot 100 and on Modern Rock, #4 on Top 40, and #5 on Mainstream Rock. I skimmed around, and *think* Better Man is the only PJ song that hit #1…

    I’m thinking this theme night could be hit or miss. Worst case scenario: Katie will probably do another overdone Alicia Keys song and be pitchy as hell while boring us to death but last another week because poor Katie has been getting conflicting advice from the judges, (since Kara told her to do more Alicia Keys-type songs). Lee will probably do some Nickelback song and be dead to me. Andrew will do another girl pop song (maybe another Paula song?) and Genie-in-a-Bottle it up, i.e. make it sound awful. Casey will do another Bryan Adams and Kara will have an orgasm on stage and I will be grossed out. We’ll get our Idol stand-by’s, Whitney and/or Mariah, yay (not).

    I hope I’m totally wrong. Guys, surprise me! Maybe a non-sleepy Coldplay cover, or some Green Day would be tight, or a U2 song that hasn’t been done already—and no Aerosmith. Or take a cheesy fun pop song like NSync or Britney and do it in a fun new way. But no Taylor, Miley, Jobros!

  21. Okay, how can Don’t Worry, Be Happy be a Billboard #1 for 1988 and not What I Am? Which I would love to see sung by either Siobhan or Crystal but… Here we go with my other picks.

    Crystal – Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
    Casey – Annie’s Song
    Lee – Heartache Tonight
    Siobhan – Sweet Dreams
    Mike – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    Aaron – Truly, Madly, Deeply
    Andrew – Bent

    No idea for Didi, Katie, Paige or Tim.

  22. Aaron – Truly, Madly, Deeply

    The idea of little Aaron singing “I wanna bathe with you in the sea” kinda grosses me out.

    I skimmed around, and *think* Better Man is the only PJ song that hit #1…

    If “Better Man” is an option I would LOVE for any of the girls to do this. Sugarland does a live cover of this song and it’s beautiful with a female voice on it. You know who I would’ve loved to hear do this song? Katelyn. Sigh.

  23. Lee could shake things up a bit if he did “Smooth.” I’d like to see if he can get his groove on.

    And if Katie wants to make people’s heads explode, she should do “I Kissed a Girl.”

  24. Sweet Dreams for Siobhan sounds really cool. The song is a little risky since it’s drilled in people’s minds but she could try make it her own.
    I’m happy with the new theme. Teen idol was going to be a mess.

  25. Okay, everybody wants current songs. Here, from recent history (all actual #1s, as far as I can tell), are my suggestions for songs that would allow each finalist to, you know, really show us who he/she is an artist:

    Crystal — Poker Face
    Casey — Touch My Body
    Mike — Drop It Like It’s Hot
    Siobhan — Hollaback Girl
    Lee — Slow Jamz
    Aaron — Buy U a Drank
    Andrew — Hips Don’t Lie
    Didi — Inside Your Heaven
    Paige — Irreplaceable
    Katie — Do I Make You Proud?
    Tim — This Is Why I’m Hot

  26. Lucy, I can’t decide which is more worthy of coffee ending up splattered on my monitor: your choices for Casey or Tim.

  27. I’d much rather Lee do a Pearl Jam song than see him get anywhere near the likes of Creed, Nickelback, or Hinder again.

    Speaking of Pearl Jam, I think Casey’s voice sounds somewhat like Eddie Vedder, at least in some of his old pre-Idol music: http://www.myspace.com/caseyjamesandcrossover

    Lee sounds more like John Mayer to my ear.

    Hopefully, all the contestants will have learned by now to avoid the biggest rookie mistake; to sing a song that’s been done to death on Idol especially one that has been a moment for at least one previous Idol. Sometimes if a contestant sings someone overcooked, like Against All Odds, I assume PTB manipulation behind the scenes.

    I think there are a lot of good possibilities but I will personally break my TV if someone performs Eye of the Tiger which I hate with the heat of a thousand suns.

  28. Tim should sing One Week by Barenaked Ladies. There aren’t a lot of notes in it and he’d get to sing lyrics about taking off his shirt.

    It’s hard picking recent songs because there isn’t that much singing in a lot of the number ones. I could see Andrew doing a cover of Hey Ya like the one they had in the wedding episode of Scrubs, and I could see Paige singing Christina’s Come On Over and having a lot of fun with it. I am hoping for some really surprising choices this week.

  29. Now I sorta want to see Crystal do the acoustic version of “Poker Face”, that would be kinda awesome, haha. :P

  30. Wow, I can’t believe how much I miss the Teen Idol theme. It would have been fun! Now we’re back to meh Billboard #1s. Is it the usual freakishly fluid #1 of any Billboard Chart Ever? What happened to posting the song lists on itunes? That lasted exactly 1 week.

    (Alex could have sung Mario’s “Let Me Love You” this week. grumble.)

    Love the list lucy!
    I’m thinkin’:
    Tim – Faith by George Michael (gospel rendition)
    Lee – How You Remind Me by Nickelback
    Andrew – The Sign by Ace of Base
    Aaron – I Swear by All-4-One

  31. I’m terrible at picking songs, but I really want Lee to sing Kings of Leon, preferably Sex on Fire, if that would be allowed on Idol. There’s a youtube vid of him singing SOF at a kareoke bar, and he does a great job.

  32. I almost choked on my own saliva on Lucy’s list!! It’s absolutely hysterical!! And Casey singing Touch my body to Kara!! LMAO!!

    For a moment i thought Mj was going to tell us that Miley was the mentor for this week, thank goodness she is just performing!! Blech!

  33. Andrew — Hips Don’t Lie..LMAOOO..He should sing a jason mraz song…if it kill me or lucky..

  34. Andrew — Empire State of Mind” or “Smooth” Santana featuring Rob Thomas..

  35. I was kinda sorta intrigued by the Teen Idol theme – interested to see what the contestants would do with it. This Billboard theme? Eh. You folks listen to the Top 40, and know the songs, I certainly don’t…but if it’s more of the same ‘mostly meh’ that was served up in the first three weeks, I don’t feel as if I’m missing anything at all.

    One idea that I’m absolutely in agreement with, though – find Tim a song with very few notes! He’s gonna need something to sing out with very soon – and so far – pretty painful stuff. IMO. Of Course.

  36. Tim — This Is Why I’m Hot

    TOO TOO TOO TOO TOO FUNNY. :D ROFL.

  37. Crystal tweeted:

    Crystal Bowersox: SOOOO excited about next week! I’ve never been more excited about performing a song in my life!!

    If the #1 hits aren’t limited to recent years, then I’m thinking Crystal might be performing Janis Joplin’s “Me and Bobby McGee” from the 1971 Billboard #1 hits chart. I don’t recall anyone else singing this song on AI. Does anyone know if it’s been done before on the show?

    I’m a huge Joplin fan and “Me and Bobby McGee” is not only one of my favorites, but it’s also the only one of her songs to reach Billboard’s #1 hits chart. Unfortunately she didn’t live to see it reach the top of the charts since she died a few days after it was recorded. Gone too soon. :(

    I think Crystal would do justice to this song. I know some people want her to sing something outside of her genre but I happen to love her style of music. I know she plays the piano so maybe at some point she will change it up a bit and switch out the guitar for the keyboard.

  38. Now that we know who the mentor is, I really, really, REALLY want Crystal to do “Teenagers” by My Chemical Romance… but I don’t think it ever reached number one.

  39. “Me and Bobby McGee” from the 1971 Billboard #1 hits chart. I don’t recall anyone else singing this song on AI. Does anyone know if it’s been done before on the show?

    AndreaH, according to the database at What Not to Sing, it’s never been done on the show. They have a comprehensive list, and a record of who did what songs, and how well or badly they were received.

    Crystal could do it very well, IMO…it’s right in her zone – which could be a good thing for the performance, but a bad thing to show versatility. But, the judges don’t seem to care if she never steps out of her comfort area, so why should she?

  40. Siobhan would KILL with “Sweet Child of Mine.” That song hit #1 and she has the chops to pull it off.

  41. I hope Lee picks a song that I don’t hate. Because so far… I’m thinking we don’t see eye to eye on music taste. heh.

  42. Lee should def sing Kings of Leon if he can get it cleared. Siobahn should sing with more intimacy this week. It would be good to switch it up but I suspect we will get high drama to make sure she makes the tour. David Cook was the perfect combination of drama and intimacy for me, Adam was too much drama. So far I feel Siobahn is closer to Adam but I want her to be more like Cook.

  43. I feel a bit lost because so many of these suggestions I haven’t heard. It would be wise for Katie to do a male gender song, and for Andrew to stay away from a female gender hit song. They may be in danger of going home, so song choice will be more important to them then some of the others.

    Ex-lurker, you have the best list I have seen posted! Casey singing Annie’s Song would elevate him to new levels.

    Thank you, Incipit for the link.

  44. Re: Miley, “The Last Song” was filmed in my town (actually, on Tybee Island, our local beach) and the excitement was at a fever pitch last summer. Going to see it to see friends onscreen who were extras in the movie, and to see how beautiful our little beach looks, as much as for the tear-jerker story.
    If Crystal does “Me and Bobby McGee”, it will be a fantastic performance, but will they slam her for staying in that genre? I’m with mj in wishing they had kept the original theme, to make them work a little harder to “make it their own”.

  45. If Crystal does “Me and Bobby McGee”, it will be a fantastic performance, but will they slam her for staying in that genre?

    I’ve never understood why the contestants need to sing outside of their chosen genre, especially when they KNOW who they are as an artist. For me, it’s a “what you see is what you’re going to get” sort of thing because someone like Crystal isn’t going to make an album that doesn’t reflect her current style. I want to know the type of music an artist is going to record and that’s what I want to hear them sing on the show. IMO, the worst thing an AI finalist can do is come out with a CD that sounds nothing like the style of music they performed on the show.

    I don’t think the judges will slam her for staying in her chosen genre because she, more than any of the other contestants, knows who she is as a musical artist and she excels at what she does.

  46. I’ve never understood why the contestants need to sing outside of their chosen genre, especially when they KNOW who they are as an artist.

    Well, I think that they ought to sing *in* their genres, but that they also — sometimes — ought to be able to choose a song or two from *outside* their genres and perform with their own style and twist — perform it as a song from within their genres, in other words. …

    To me, that ability is kind of what separates the greats from the merely goods when it comes to *really* knowing yourself, knowing your own style, and being a major-league, full-fledged musician. This is certainly what actual live recording artists do a lot of the time, both on albums and in concerts, when they do covers. It’s like Willie Nelson covering jazz and pop standards with a country twist. Or Tori Amos singing Smells Like Teen Spirit. They see the potential in songs outside their genres to be sung in their own personal way. … Usually, we don’t think it’s way cool when somebody performs a cover that comes from their own genre — good, maybe, but not a tour de force. But when people are able to sing authentically as themselves on a song that comes from some genre other than their own, this is when they really impress with covers, most of the time, seems to me.

  47. I was really looking forward to Teen Idol week it would’ve been interesting to see what these contestants come up with but now we have to go back to boring old Billboard Week. I’m not the least bit excited cause we had 3 weeks of Billboard songs in the seminfinals and look how that turned out. It doesn’t matter if these ppl choose recent billboard hits or not cause these ppl just have no imagination or creativity. Billboard #1 Hits really means nothing they will probably pick some obscure song and bore everyone like they’ve been doing. I just want some entertainment, please contestants can you please pick some uptempo upbeat songs and not just stand in the middle of the stage. Also, contestants do not choose a regular song and to make it your own, you slow it down where the song just becomes monotonous and boring. Who am I kidding, prepare for a night of monotonous and boring!!!

  48. My list is half made up of what they should sing, and what they will sing

    Andrew – a shitty daring acoustic version of boom boom pow or tik tok

    Katie – My life would suck with out you

    Crystal- vision of love

    Siobah- I kissed a girl

    Mike- Do I make you proud?

    Casey – womanizer(looking at Kara the whole time)

    Aron – bad day(cause you know he’s gonna sing a shitty sad song)

    Tim- Temperature

    Lee – London bridge

    Paige – glamorous

    Didi – push it

  49. That’s right, Miley Cyrus is going to try and give singing advice to Crystal Bowersox, who is going to reveal she has no idea who Miley Cyrus is, which is going to cause Miley’s head to explode in a hail of sparkles and ponies and rainbows.

    Great quote from Washington Post article referenced above.
    I especially love the part about singing advice to Crystal!
    Talk about “poker face”, all of the Idols will need one as they are mentored by Miley, so that their true feelings don’t show. :)

  50. Well, I think that they ought to sing *in* their genres, but that they also — sometimes — ought to be able to choose a song or two from *outside* their genres and perform with their own style and twist — perform it as a song from within their genres, in other words. …

    Ok, I get this and I agree. I think it also shows the song writing and musical arrangement potential of a singer which is an important ingredient in the “whole package”.

  51. Here’s my song choices for them…

    Aaron-Lonestar-Amazed, figured anything Lonestar he is comfortable with and can sound good.

    Lee-Nickleback-How you remind me…Exactly his type of song, the only worry is he would sound to much like them.

    Andrew-Lady Gaga-Poker Face…similar to Daughtry’s verison..I think this could be a similar breakout performance as Heartless was for Kris Allen. Kris used The Fray’s version and did a great job and i think Andrew could do the same with Daughtrys.

    Paige-Alicia Keys-No One…I don’t know what songs can really fit her other then a song like this..she could probably sing this pretty well if she’s feeling better. I think almost regardless of her performance she’s in trouble this week.

    Tim-Hey there Delilah, Another song where he can go acoustic, similar to hallelujah, he can hide the fact that he can’t extend beyond a few notes. I’m also guessing most of his following would like this song choice.

    Crystal-John Cougar-Jack and Diane…I think an acoustic version of this could be nice and original..

    Siobahn-Celine Dion-My Hear will go on…feel like this could show a different side to her and she can still flex her pipes

    Michael Lynche-Ne-Yo- So Sick..a soulful R&B song where Michael could be himself but also current unlike some of his other great performances.

    Casey James-Bon Jovi-I’ll Be there for you…he can add his country vibe to it and I think an acoustic version of this could seem pretty original.

    Katie Stevens-Beyonce-Irreplaceable..I don’t know how to explain it, I just think this song would fit her nicely and is current.

    Didi-Celine Dion-Because You Loved Me…she has a real pretty voice and I think if she goes with the violins and low music from the band she could captivate America.

  52. Okay, everybody wants current songs. Here, from recent history (all actual #1s, as far as I can tell), are my suggestions for songs that would allow each finalist to, you know, really show us who he/she is an artist:

    Crystal — Poker Face
    Casey — Touch My Body
    Mike — Drop It Like It’s Hot
    Siobhan — Hollaback Girl
    Lee — Slow Jamz
    Aaron — Buy U a Drank
    Andrew — Hips Don’t Lie
    Didi — Inside Your Heaven
    Paige — Irreplaceable
    Katie — Do I Make You Proud?
    Tim — This Is Why I’m Hot

    There is nothing to add except that this list is absolute perfection, and we must implore the idol producers to make it so. LOL

  53. Crystal — Poker Face
    Casey — Touch My Body
    Mike — Drop It Like It’s Hot
    Siobhan — Hollaback Girl
    Lee — Slow Jamz
    Aaron — Buy U a Drank
    Andrew — Hips Don’t Lie
    Didi — Inside Your Heaven
    Paige — Irreplaceable
    Katie — Do I Make You Proud?
    Tim — This Is Why I’m Hot

    Wow this makes my list (which already is shitty) look god-awful. I bow down to you Lucy

  54. Honestly, it’s not a matter of what the contestants should sing this week, but what they shouldn’t sing. I don’t know about you, but if I could go another 5 years without hearing the following songs performed on Idol, I’d be content:

    Against All Odds
    I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
    I Can’t Make You Love Me
    My Heart Will Go On
    Total Eclipse of the Heart (the last two are for you, Ms. Stevens)
    Every Breath You Take
    I Will Always Love You
    Alone

    All of these songs are so overdone, they’ve become Idol cliches. Please, for the love of the music gods, do NOT sing these unless you absolutely have to. That’s all I have for you.

    Oh, and by the way, Lee DeWyze: please stay away from the Nickelback this week. Unless you want to be Constantine Maroulis…

  55. The idea of little Aaron singing “I wanna bathe with you in the sea” kinda grosses me out.

    LOL – I forgot about that line.

  56. Casey singing Annie’s Song would elevate him to new levels.

    I know, right? I youtubed while I perused the list and damn, I forgot how freakin’ beautiful Annie’s Song is. Had to download from Itunes right after.

  57. Okay – for some odd reason I am a little transfixed on Lee…not sure why and I haven’t thought about others. This will sound crazy, I would like to hear him sing, Diana Ross’ “Ain’t no mountain high enough” – I think a slowed, down, acoustic version could be very beautiful. Could bring back the song. Weird, I know.

  58. agreeing with the list above of What Not to Sing.

    i especially never ever again wanna hear anyone (idol contestant or otherwise) sing

    I Will Always Love You
    or
    Alone

    unless your name is Whitney, Dolly, Wilson, or Iraheta ;)

  59. The idea of little Aaron singing “I wanna bathe with you in the sea” kinda grosses me out.

    LOL – I forgot about that line.

    Hate to break it to you, guys, but this is an Aussie song…..So “bathe” just means — “swim.” (And all this time Americans were thinking this song was totally dirty! — not that there isn’t some nude bathing in Oz, but the clothed kind seems to dominate, so far as I can tell.)

    My, my, I hate to think what thoughts must go through folks’ minds when they’re visiting Oz or merry olde England and friends ask them to go sea bathing!

  60. So “bathe” just means — “swim.”

    Thanks Lucy for the explanation. I’ll stand behind my choice for Aaron then. ;-)

  61. rk349097:
    03/22/2010 at 6:50 pm

    Honestly, it’s not a matter of what the contestants should sing this week, but what they shouldn’t sing. I don’t know about you, but if I could go another 5 years without hearing the following songs performed on Idol, I’d be content:

    Against All Odds
    I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
    I Can’t Make You Love Me
    My Heart Will Go On
    Total Eclipse of the Heart (the last two are for you, Ms. Stevens)
    Every Breath You Take
    I Will Always Love You
    Alone

    All of these songs are so overdone, they’ve become Idol cliches. Please, for the love of the music gods, do NOT sing these unless you absolutely have to. That’s all I have for you.

    Oh, and by the way, Lee DeWyze: please stay away from the Nickelback this week. Unless you want to be Constantine Maroulis…

    If any of these songs are performed, I will throw something at/through my TV!!

    How many times SERIOUSLY do we have to hear the same scmaltz over and over and over…I feel pretty strongly about this :) Sorry I screwed up the quoting!!!

    Siobahn — Nothing Compares 2 U
    Lee — Rich Girl (yes You’re a Bitch Girl included)
    Tim– Hey There Delilah (hate to hear him butcher a song I like but he could maybe not tank it totally)
    Crystal– would love to hear her do something by P!NK (Any #1’s?
    Mike– Will It Go Round In Circles
    Casey– Jack & Diane (?)
    Aaron — can’t think of anything really for Aaron
    Paige– SOS
    Didi–She can sing whatever it’ll sound just like everything she’s sang before….

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