Just as I predicted.
The Top 3 will only be singing two songs next week–the judges choice and finalists choice. In season’s past, in a world with fewer judges and less yakety-yak, the contestants performed 3 songs–contestants choice, judges’ choice and the producers choice (in early seasons, Clive would come out of his crypt to pick a song for each contestant.)
So, once again, because the judges can’t STFU, were deprived of that extra song from each contestant.
From the FOX press release:
Next week, the Top 3 finalists will compete head-to-head on the live AMERICAN IDOL performance show Tuesday, May 12 (8:00-9:04 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed). Each contestant will sing two songs ‘ judges choice and finalist choice ‘ on the second-to-last performance show of the season.
Plus, Jordin Sparks and Katy Perry perform.
Tune in the following night Wednesday, May 13 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) to the results show to find out which two finalists will face-off in the final showdown at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE. During the live results show, Katy Perry will perform …Waking up in Vegas, the newest single from her platinum debut album, …One of the Boys, while Jordin Sparks returns to the IDOL stage to perform her new single, …Battlefield.