American Idol Tour Spoilers Plus Adam Lambert and Kris Allen Reflect on Michael Jackson

More from yesterday’s American Idol tour press day.

In this Rolling Stone article,   Anoop Desai reveals he’ll perform   Bobby Brown’s “My Prerogative” on tour.   Kris Allen’s set will include …Hey Jude, …Heartless and …No Boundaries. Adam Lambert will perform Muse (“Starlight”) and Bowie’s “Life on Mars”, “Fame” and “Let’s Dance.”

Megan Joy will sing Amy Winehouse’s “Tears Dry on their Own”, Matt Giraud will perform the crowd favorite, “Georgia on My Mind” and Danny Gokey won’t reveal a song choice, but we know that his set includes Rascal Flatt’s “My Wish”.

Other spoilers we already know:   Allison Iraheta will sing “Barracuda” and “Cry Baby” plus reprise her duet “Slow Ride” with Adam.   And, for the big pointy-pose finish the Top 10 will perform “Don’t Stop Believing” with Matt and Scott MacIntyre on dueling pianos.

…People want to see you do songs from the show, but it nice to be able to throw in something that you want to do and really mold your time onstage, says Kris.   Adam Lambert promises a …post-apocalyptic-rocked-out-space-disco-funk look to his outfits.

The choreography should be interesting, the kids are learning steps from tour choreographer JaQuel Knight–she has Beyoncà © …Single Ladies video on her list of credits.

After news of Michael Jackson’s death broke, E Online sat down with Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. Here are a few quotes from the interview:

From Kris, “He was the most influential musical person that I had in my life.   On the artist side of things, everything that he did was just so right. Every album that he did, it hit you in a way that just made you feel good. It made you feel him and feel his music. He was a genius, a complete genius.”

From Adam, “No one else sounds like him. Furthermore, the visual stuff he brought to the table was so groundbreaking and edgy and ahead of its time, in a way. There wasn’t anyone else really going out there like that. He defied sexuality and race in a way that no one else has. He wasn’t openly masculine or feminine. He was kind of somewhere in the middle in this androgynous space and at some point he was like, ‘Black or white, it doesn’t matter.’ There were a lot of things he straddled the line of, and I think that was really cool.”

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