The Idols Talk Idol on Larry King Live, Plus Tuesday’s Song Rounds Revealed

Justin Guarini, Kimberly Caldwell, Elliott Yamin and later, Sanjaya Malakar talk Idol on Larry King Live. Ryan Seacrest joins the panel later by phone.

Nobody wants to call a winner. Plus, Ryan describes how the song rounds will go down Tuesday when Adam Lambert and Kris Allen compete for the Idol crown:

  • Round One – The Contestant’s Favorites – Favorite song from the season is how Ryan described it.
  • Round Two – Simon Fuller’s Pick
  • Round Three – The Winner’s Single – There is only one Coronation song this year

Simon Fuller takes the place of Clive Davis, who picked songs for the contestants last year.

Also, last year’s the Top 2 each picked a song from the Top 10 entries of the now-defunct songwriters contest to sing in competition, while the winning song was released as a single by the eventual winner, David Cook.

This year, Adam and Kris will compete against each other singing the same sappy coronation song (probably written by Kara DioGuardi, according to Paula Abdul), which could benefit the singer with the flashier vocals–in this case Adam–unless Kris is allowed to re-arrange the song to fit his vibe.

Plus, last year, the Idols were free to work up a new song for the Contestant’s Pick round. David Cook chose to sing a new song, “The World I Know” while David Archuleta performed a reprise, “Imagine”.

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