Five Idol-wannabes remain and they’ll be doing the songbook of Neil Diamond tonight. I don’t have anything extremely brilliant to say—American Idol does not lend itself to brilliance of any sort—so what I’ll do is pick songs for the contestants. Here we go.
David Archuleta: “September Morn” or “Until It’s Time for You to Go”
Jason Castro: “Song Sung Blue” or “Cracklin’ Rosie”
David Cook: “Brother Love’s Travelin’ Salvation Show” or “I Am…I Said”
Syesha Mercado: “Love on the Rocks” or “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers”
Brooke White: “Heartlight” or “Play Me”
I’ve increased my odds by waffling and choosing two per contestant. I ought to get one or two right that way.
I think they’ll save “Sweet Caroline” for the group number on Wednesday. “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” would be a good one for David Cook, but I don’t know if they’d use it because the Hollies recorded it first.
Tune in at 8:00 PM on Fox to see just how bad a song picker this Turkey really is!