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"American Idol" -- TMZ Mole Strikes Again!

2/17/2009 9:21 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

American IdolOnce 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
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1.

Angel    

5 times because the BAND kept messing up?? Are you sure they didn't restart 5 times because ANOOP couldn't get it right no matter how the band changed it up to accomodate him? Get real!

1981 days ago
2.

Rita    

To #39 Johnnie.....I agree. Those are my favorites, too.
It makes me laugh to read so many 'who gives a crap'? posts by people who claim they don't watch the show, or they don't care, yet they care enough to comment on this story. If you really didn't care, you wouldn't take the time. Just skip the story and leave it at that....

2009 days ago
3.

capesidelight    

comment on #14, what about Kelly Pickler. She performed on the CMA this past year and she is good.

2009 days ago
4.

MaMaMia55    

SHOW ME THE MONEY !!!!

2009 days ago
5.

Monica Lewinsky's Ex-Boyfriend's Wife for President    

Um, who the hell cares??

2010 days ago
6.

What?    

Err people who want to annoy people who still actually watch American Idol? XP

2010 days ago
7.

purple    

Um, so what, I'd rather see another Beckham snot rocket..........does TMZ get paid to push American Idol?

2010 days ago
8.

rminva    

Check your facts TMZ...there are still 36 wannabes in the game.

2010 days ago
9.

kate    

NOT a mole..the contestants songs were released on iTunes 6 hours ago. Most Idol fans knew what songs were being sung :)

2010 days ago
10.

toofastforyou!    

F........ oh,dang it to hell

2010 days ago
11.

Carrys F.    

Man, tmz, you are doing some hard-hitting journalism. I bet it's like getting close to the White House, getting into that American Idol. Or maybe they just let anyone claiming to be a journalist in. I mean, tmz let's just anyone work for them, after all!! Ha. ha.

2010 days ago
12.

rminva    

I see "final" has been changed to first now....

2010 days ago
13.

Ashlyn M.    

#4 - read carefully - they quoted it as the first 12, meaning there is more than just 12...

2010 days ago
14.

Mrs Joe Jackson    

So you A-Holes would rather ruin for people?

Frigging ruined lives, ruining it for others.

You suck.

P.S: Azzholes.. there is 36 on tonight... Fact check in isle 3...

2010 days ago
15.

Kitty    

TMZ, you were spot on. I am grading our Idol kids and I have already red marked Casey. Who does that?

2009 days ago
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