Monday, July 6, 2009

Details From the Idols Live Tour

The Idols Live Tour kicked off over the weekend in Portland, which means that the set list is now known…

If you’re attending one of the concerts and want to be surprised, stop reading now…

Here’s the rundown from…


Michael Sarver
"In Love With a Girl," Gavin DeGraw
"Closer," Ne-Yo

Megan Joy
"Put Your Records On," Corrine Bailey Rae
"Tears Dry on Their Own," Amy Winehouse

Scott MacIntyre
"Bend & Break," Keane
"A Thousand Miles," Vanessa Carlton

Lil Rounds
"Be Without You"/"Just Fine," Mary J. Blige
"No One," Alicia Keys
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," Beyoncé

Anoop Desai
"Always On My Mind," Willie Nelson/Elvis Presley
"Mad," Ne-Yo
"My Prerogative," Bobby Brown

Matt Giraud
"Hard to Handle," Otis Redding/Black Crowes
"Georgia on My Mind," Ray Charles/Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
"You Found Me," The Fray

Production Number
Megan & Lil: "Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You," Four Seasons/Andy Williams
Scott & Matt: "Tell Her About It," Billy Joel
Michael: "Suspicious Minds," Elvis Presley
Anoop, Matt, Scott, Michael, Lil, Megan: "Beggin’," Four Seasons/Madcon

Allison Iraheta
"So What," P!nk
"Cry Baby," Garnet Mimms/Janis Joplin
"Barracuda," Heart

Danny Gokey
"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)," Michael Jackson
"Maria Maria," Santana
"What Hurts the Most," Rascal Flatts
"My Wish," Rascal Flatts

Adam Lambert
"Whole Lotta Love," Led Zeppelin
"Starlight," Muse
"Mad World," Tears for Fears/Gary Jules
"Slow Ride," Foghat (with Allison)
"Life on Mars"/"Fame"/"Let’s Dance," David Bowie

Kris Allen
"Heartless," Kanye West/The Fray
"No Boundaries"
"Ain’t No Sunshine," Bill Withers
"Bright Lights," Matchbox 20
"Hey Jude," The Beatles (w/several other Idols)

Entire Group: "Don’t Stop Believing," Journey (with a chorus of Steam’s "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye")

Notice that the only one doing a Michael Jackson song is Danny. Anoop tweeted that they tried to add a tribute at the end of the show, but it just didn’t work out.

If anyone should be singing a Michael Jackson song, it should be Michael Sarver doing “You Are
Not Alone.” I think that would have really stirred the crowd—even before Jackson’s death.

So is it just me, or is this a little lackluster? I can’t really explain it, but I’m just not thrilled with all of the choices. Where is “She Works Hard for the Money” from Kris? And Allison is doing “So What?” How tired of a choice is that, especially since it was a group number on the show? Wouldn’t it have been better to hear her do “Sober” or skip the Pink altogether and just do MJ’s “Give In to Me”? And Matt is doing “You Found Me,” his performance of which on the show was universally blasted by everyone? And Michael doing “Closer” when R&B was what helped knock him off the show?

What do you guys think? Is this a good set list, or are you—like me—starting to doubt your ticket purchase…

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