It’s a bit earlier than expected, but “American Idol’s” Top 13 is officially underway.
The performance show was pre-taped on Tuesday, Mar. 8, and will air tomorrow, Wednesday, Mar. 9. The reason the show will not be live? It’s for the producers to make sure they can fit all the performances and critiques into a two-hour slot.
But enough with the boring stuff, let’s move on. The Top 13’s first theme was pretty simple: “Your Personal Idol.” Pretty self-explanatory, no? A few contestants surprised us with their choices (LeAnn Rimes?) and some didn’t shock us at all (cough — Diana Ross — cough).
Spoiler Alert! If you do not want to know what the Top 13 will be singing (and in which order), look away now. We mean it! Last chance. OK, you asked for it:
Lauren Alaina: “Any Man of Mine” by Shania Twain
Casey Abrams: “With A Little Help From My Friends” by The Beatles
Ashthon Jones: “When You Tell me That You Love Me” by Diana Ross
Paul McDonald: “Come Pick Me Up” by Ryan Adams
Pia Toscano: “All By Myself” made popular by Celine Dion
James Durbin: “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney
Haley Reinhart: “Blue” by LeAnn Rimes
Jacob Lusk: “I Believe I Can Fly” by R.Kelly
Thia Megia: “Smile” (Personal Idol is Michael Jackson)
Stefano Langone:“Lately” by Stevie Wonder
Karen Rodriguez: “I Could Fall In Love” by Selena
Scotty McCreery: “The River” by Garth Brooks
Naima Adedapo: “Umbrella” by Rihanna
What do you think of the Top 13’s song choices? Who are you most looking forward to hearing Wednesday night? Have at it in the comments.