Well, by now I'm sure you've already heard the song spoilers for judge's choice for Elliott, Katharine and Taylor for Tuesday's show. In case you haven't, they are:
Katharine -- "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" -- Simon
Taylor -- "You Are So Beautiful" -- Randy
Elliott -- "What You Won't Do For Love" -- Paula
With her pick for Elliott, Paula has cemented her status as Forever My Girl. It was Randy who gave Elliott early props, but Paula has come on strong for him, and this song choice proves her adoration. Recently, Paula admitted that she wants Elliott to win this whole thing. And this song choice of hers puts the olive in my martini. There is no question. With this song, Elliott's going to wreck shit. Women's underwear will spontaneously disentegrate as he croons. Later that evening, babies will be made. That is the lustful power of "What You Won't Do For Love."
I don't know what the dark lord Clive will pick for Elliott, but if history is any indication, it'll be something that sounds really lame in theory but which Elliott will sound fantastic on. (Unless he has it in for Elliott, and I don't see how anyone could have it in for the boy at this point.) As for his personal song, I won't sweat that. Sure, Elliott's made a couple of lackluster choices (If Tomorrow Never Comes/Heaven/On Broadway), but never anything tragic. And mostly, he picks stuff that he sounds amazing on, and I'm confident he'll keep stepping it up. Lucky for him, he's peaking at just the right time in the thing. (And Paula's choice of "What You Won't Do" should have the female audience peaking for him, too, right on cue.)
Say what you want about Paula. But she knows what tranquilizers to mix with rum to get the perfect, TV friendly mix of loopy personality going on, and she apparently also knows old-school sex music. It's a long competition, with plenty of opportunity to falter or grow weary. But Elliott just keeps getting better. (though it does look like Ray Charles and Journey will be figuring into this somehow.)
As for Kat, I don't care what she picks. Exhibitionist twat laughed when she did her trip home and some DJs made fun of Elliott on air in front of her. Like I wasn't already gunning for her. McPhucking Bitch. Plus, she'll probably choke -- again. And with everyone else now voted off, that layer of protection which had previously worked as her Heimlich manuever is gone, so she'll suffocate on it this week and be gone.
I've heard several different rumors about Taylor's picks. I do know the Joe Cocker song Randy handed him should be interesting. Will he be Taylor doing a Joe Cocker song? Or will he be Taylor impersonating Joe Cocker doing a Joe Cocker song? Or, the worse scenario for him, but potentially good television, will he be like John Belushi impersonating Joe Cocker on a Joe Cocker song?
In the potentially troubling department, there was a rumor in the comments section of MJ's blog that Taylor may be doing Springsteen's "Dancing In The Dark." I don't know what to say to that. I like Taylor quite a bit. And yes, Bruce allowed "Because The Night" to be performed earlier this year on the show, but that's not really a "bruce" song. Obviously, I love American Idol. But hearing a Springsteen song on Idol would be like taking a world-class Morton's Godiva chocolate cake and then blanketing it with Cheez Whiz. Grotesque, yes. Plus, it would break my heart. But I shan't fret. It's just a rumor.