Inside Scoop: Tonight's 'Idol' Song List for 'Dolly Parton Night'

Dollyparton_lThis just in (from a pretty solid source): Though we can’t confirm it’s 100 percent accurate, an insider-y bird just sent us the set list for tonight’s Dolly Parton episode of American Idol. Spoilerphobes, fear not: I’ve posted all the contestants’ song choices after the jump!

Update: Sorry, guys! We went 0 for 9, and clearly (as some of you pointed out)the April Fools’ joke was on us. As penance, I will watch Ramiele’sperformance three extra times tomorrow morning!


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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"

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  • Anonymous

    To be honest, I think the one I am most excited about is Jason Castro singing I Will Always Love You. He is different enough from Dolly and Whitney that it might actually be a good performance.

  • Lyn

    If anyone had to sing, I Will Always Love You, it would be Castro. 9 to 5 and RM… my ears are begging for leniency.

  • cimagato

    Looking forward to tonight! (Also looking forward to seeing how good your source is) I can’t help but giggle thinking of Ramiele singing 9 to 5. I hope Jason C knows he’s got to sing the heck out of that song so he doesn’t alienate a lot of people.

  • Righto

    Well, this should be interesting.

  • QueenC

    I cringe at the thought of having to listen to another karaoke performance by Ramiele! (Thank god for DVR’s!) Oh, if not for Chikezie leaving us – he would have done the song right!

  • Nancy

    Kristie Lee Cook and Michael Johns are in trouble. Jason Castro singing I Will Always Love You? Could be fantastico or a disaster. We’ll see. So glad somebody’s singing Jolene! Carly will probably have a great night.

  • arahsae

    Seriously, who couldn’t peg that Ramiele would do 9 to 5? Ugh..I shudder at the though. Jason can probably pull his song off, but it will be in that dopey way he sings just about everything. The rest of them I’m interested in seeing. Except for Kristy Lee, of course. Blech.

  • Elizabeth

    I think I would’ve saved “Islands in the Stream” for the group performance on Wednesday night. Oh, the cheestastic possibilities…
    If Rami comes out in a big ol’ blonde poofy wig it will be magic! No shock that Carly & Brooke got the tunes they did.

  • krikky

    Is this the order they’re going in too? Would love it if my boy JC went last…

  • Red

    I CRINGED when I saw this list – Michael Johns singing a karaoke version of “Islands in the Stream”? Ramiele chirping along on “9 to 5″? Jason Castro whispering “I Will Always Love You”? YUCK. Boring, painful, and lame. However, Saint Sunshine should do just fine on “Coat”, and I can hear Carly screeching “Jolene” already. Reserving judgment on the others, but definitely going to need a couple of bottles of wine to go with all the cheese that will be warbling out of my TV tonight.

  • Tony

    I was worried that David Cook would bring out “Jolene,” and sing it the way Jack White did, of course.

  • carrie m

    Ugh, please say this is April Fool’s. I can’t believe anyone would willingly pick Islands in the Stream, much less MJ. And I loves some 9 to 5, but not by that 13 year old in sheep’s clothing! I am intrigued by Jason Castro doing I Will Always Love you though…could be interesting.

  • EP Sato

    Is there going to be an “Idols sing whatever song they want to” night? I’m impressed that a lot of the Idols can transcend genres, but most of these folks already know what they want to do and know what music they can best make. Why not let them do a week where they choose songs from any pop genre?
    I’m glad the wife’s got me hitting up the grocery store tonight. Tonight’s episode strikes me as best watched as a “tivo highlight” recap show.

  • Albeit

    Uh, scary one from the Cookman. At least he’ll have that trusty geeetar with him as his usual security blanket. We wouldn’t have it any other way!

  • JTRaid

    Jason might just be the one to pull off that high hiGH HIGH note that Whitney did. Should be interesting. It just might straighten out those dreadlocks. hehe.

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