Once again, our TMZ mole has successfully infiltrated the set of "American Idol", where the first twelve contestants were rehearsing for tonight's live performance.
The big scoop: Two wannabes are busting out Aretha Franklin jams -- it's on!!! No word if they're rocking an over-sized hat to match.
According to our mole, Anoop had to restart his song 4-5 times because the band kept messing up. Danny Gokey was the best (the crowd loved him) and Casey Carlson was the worst, with a "Sarah Palin-esque type performance full of winks and poses."
Here's the final rundown for tonight's ep:
Jackie Tohn: "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Presley
Ricky Braddy: "A Song For You" by Leon Russell
Alexis Grace: "I Never Loved a Man" by Aretha Franklin
Brent Keith: "Hicktown" by Jason Aldean
Casey Carlson: "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" by the Police
Anoop Desai: "Angel of Mine" by Monica
Anne Marie Boskovich: "Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin
Michael Sarver: "I Don't Want to Be" by Gavin DeGraw
Tatiana Del Toro: "Saving All My Love For You" by Whitney Houston
Stephen Fowler: "Rock With You" by Michael Jackson
Stevie Wright: "You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift
Danny Gokey: "Hero" by Mariah Carey