Rumor alert: Dolly Parton Week song lists revealed?
The celebrity mentor and theme is Dolly Parton (so they both got that much right), though reports have it that she refused to judge the contestants because she couldn't bring herself to be mean. I guess she decided that one Paula was enough. I'm glad to hear this as 90% of the celebrity guest judges do nothing but gush over everybody's performance, and I don't think I could take Dolly telling Kristy Lee Cook how she's such an amazing performer and could win the competition.
According to 'Alice' this is not only the songs each contestant will be singing from Dolly Parton's catalog, but also the order in which they'll be performing. So now it's a competition between my "incredibly suspect" source and EW's "pretty solid" one. If mine turns out to be accurate, I may have my own 'Deep Throat' in the bowels of the Idol machine. We're gonna blow the lid off this whole Idol conspiracy! You and me 'Alice'! All the way to the end ... Now let me just get my bank account and routing numbers together here for you...
Need more American Idol? Get an inside look at Season 7's contestants and think back to these scathing (and hilarious) Simon Cowell quotes.
Also: Don't forget to choose your favorite Idol!
David Cook: "You Know I Love You"
Kristy Lee Cook: "Two Doors Down"
Michael Johns: "Islands in the Stream"
Carly Smithson: "Jolene"
David Archuleta: "Travelin Thru"
Ramiele Malubay: "9 to 5 "
Brooke White: "Coat of Many Colors"
Syesha Mercado: "Eagle When She Flies"
Jason Castro: "I Will Always Love You"
Carly Smithson - "Jolene"
David Cook - "He's Alive"
Kristy Lee Cook - "Islands in the Stream"
David Archuleta - "9 to 5"
Syesha Mercado - "I Will Always Love You"
Michael Johns - "Crimson and Clover"
Ramiele Malubay - "Starting Over Again"
Jason Castro - "Only Dreamin'"
Brooke White - "Please Don't Stop Loving Me"
UPDATE: We were both wrong ... so I win, don't ask me how that works, it just does. But, the good folks at TMZ (who seem to have the dirt on everyone) did have the right list. Guess where I'm checking first from now on!