Check out this USA Today behind-the-scenes article to find mucho spoilers for tonight. When I get a minute, I’ll pull out the good stuff, so watch for updates around noon EST.
Song Spoilers: (thanks to kirsten for pulling these out of the article).
Tonight, it’s the music of the Bee Gees. Barry Gibb is the guest mentor this week. Each contestant picked 2 songs to perform tonight.
- “You Should Be Dancing” – Beat-box style
- “This is Where I Came In”
- “To Love Somebody” – Nigel convinced Barry to let her have it (Barry is performing it tomorrow)
- “Woman in Love”
Melinda Doolittle (two of the following)
- “Love You Inside”
- “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”
- “Stayin’ Alive”
- “Run to Me”
Ford Commercial: “You Really Got Me” – A take off on the Beatles’ movie A Hard Day’s Night, with fans chasing after the Idols.
Group Number: “How Deep is Your Love” with beat boxing.
A pre-recorded performance from Pink will be featured on tomorrow’s results show.
Sanjaya Malakar finally gets his homecoming party. He’ll appear in the courtyard at The Commons (1928 S. Commons, Federal Way) at 4 p.m. Wednesday for a “Welcome Home” reception/autograph session. For a dollar donation you can get Sanjaya’s autograph to benefit local relief agency World Vision.
At noon Saturday, he’s scheduled to appear at the Mural Amphitheater at Seattle Center (305 Harrison St.). The event is free. Sanjaya may, or may not sing. According to the press release, Sanjaya will be heading into the studio soon to work on his debut album. Hm.
According to an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Idol musical arranger, Michael Orland, Jon Bon Jovi was not crazy about Blake Lewis’s arrangement of “You Give Love a Bad name. Michael says, ” I was in the room watching Bon Jovi with him and Bon Jovi was not digging it at all. But I thought it was so incredible and respectful of Bon Jovi’s version.