Tonight on American Idol, you’ll hear the music of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Carole King[/lastfm]! They won’t perform just the songs Carole King sang. They’re pulling from her songwriting catalog, as well. Having been one of the famed Brill Building writers…that’s a LOT of songs! But, how will 6 contestants fill 90 minutes?
(Courtesy of Adam B. Vary – Entertainment Weekly)
With a 90-minute performance show and only six contestants this week on American Idol, the show’s producers need to fill the time with something more than interview packages and awkward banter with Ryan Seacrest. Thankfully, EW has learned exclusively it will be with more singing: Idol contestants Casey Abrams, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart will pair off and sing duets from the Carole King songbook on Wednesday night’s show.
For the last few weeks, the contestants have often sung duets together during the results shows, but this is the first time they’ve performed together during a Wednesday night “competition” show. In seasons 8 and 9, the Top 4 sang duets together on performance night.