American Idol Tracker: What’s new, Andrew Lloyd Webber?


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This afternoon I will be speaking with next week’s extraordinary superstar mentor, Andrew Lloyd Webber. We’ll be talking just moments after he finishes working with the Idols. I wanted to ask the readers for help in coming up with some great questions for Sir Andrew. Please chime in in the comments section and tell me what questions you’d like me to put to him.

Also have been thinking about song choice for ALW week. This is the time to go big, be completely shameless in their picks. In her farewell press call, Kristy Lee Cook revealed that she had been planning to sing ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,’ so her departure puts that song on the block. Here are the songs I would advise each contestant to sing, remembering this is no time for subtle or obscure choices when you are in the Top Six. Enjoy and please share with the group your ALW picks for each contestant.


Carly Smithson: ‘Memory’ (this could be her McPhee ‘Over the Rainbow’)
or ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’
SyeshaMercado: ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’
Brooke White: ‘Everything’s Alright’
Jason Castro: ‘Night of a Thousand Stars’
David Archuleta: ‘Any Dream Will Do’
David Cook: ‘Could We Start Again, Please’ or ‘Take This Cup Away’

Look forward to your questions and ideas.

-- Richard Rushfield