'American Idol' Live Recap: The Top 4 Sing Lieber and Stoller Songs, and Songs That Inspire

This week has largely been advertised as "Lieber & Stoller" week, which means some updated doo-wop-y songs that usually tell a story. For their second song of the night, though, because they can't just sing one full song and let the show be an hour, the American Idol Top 4 will be singing "Songs That Inspire." Oh god, songs that inspire! At least the Space Jam hit, "I Believe I Can Fly" has already been done this season. Who needs another reminder that they could be watching Space Jam for 90 minutes instead of American Idol? Not me!

But seriously, "songs that inspire" almost always fail to inspire. And James Durbin is rumored to be singing "Don't Stop Believin'," which is such an obvious song choice I feel like he's already done it. But Lady Gaga is here, so maybe she can fix everything. I also think she'll do a good job mentoring when it comes to the Lieber & Stoller songbook. Someone just sing "Stand By Me," do an amazing job, and get it over with! Read More...



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