If you were looking forward to a live episode of "American Idol" on FOX tonight, you're out of luck. The show was taped last night. A rep for FOX says "We have pre-taped shows at this stage of the competition before, although it's rare." One of the reasons is to make sure all 13 contestants make it into the 2 hour show.
Idol executive producer, Nigel Lythgoe, defended their decision not to air a live episode by tweeting, "We are pre-taping for 2 weeks as we have a new Director & new judges. It has nothing to do with minipulation you morons."
The Top 13 will sing songs from their favorite artists tonight on FOX from 8-10pm. And since it was taped, the song selection has been leaked online at americanidolnet.com.
If you don't want to know what the contestants will be singing, stop reading.
Lauren Alaina - Any Man of Mine (Shania Twain)
Casey Abrams - Little Help From My Friends (Joe Cocker)
Ashton Jones - When U Tell Me U Love Me (Diana Ross)
Paul McDonald - Come Pick Me Up (Ryan Adams)
Pia Toscano - All By Myself (Celine Dion)
James Durbin - Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul McCartney)
Haley Reinhart - Blue (LeAnn Rimes)
Jacob Lusk - I Believe I Can Fly (R. Kelly)
Thia Megia - Smile (Michael Jackson)
Stefano Langone - Lately (Stevie Wonder)
Karen Rodriguez - I Could Fall in Love (Selena)
Scotty McCreery - The River (Garth Brooks)
Naimi Adedapo - Umbrella (Rihanna)
So who do you think will go home tonight?