'American Idol': Rat Pack Standards Night is up next

American Idol‘s final five contestants will perform "standards made famous by members of the original Rat Pack" during next Tuesday’s performance episode, according to Fox’s publicity department. The following evening, Season 5 champ Taylor Hicks will return to the Idol stage to perform his single "Seven Mile Breakdown" as part of the results-show telecast.

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  • john

    for all the talk about being current, they just keeping going back in time.

  • charles

    this is the week where they start singing two songs each right??

  • Amanda P.

    OK, I love the show but the themes are so lame this year. So, we are going to have Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. songs? Am I missing a Rat? Did Joey Bishop have a hit song in the 60′s? I wonder if Danny and Matt will be fighting over “The Candy Man” or “That’s Amore”. Or, maybe they meant “Brat Pack” songs in which case I would love to hear Kris sing “St.Elmo’s Fire”.

  • seattlejohn

    disco-geezer to vegas-sleazer…will next week’s mentor be the relevant revenant peter lawford in a seance with the stars? you get the feeling simon and paula et al are intentionally riding the idol trainwreck off the rails to make their grand exits next year?

  • AJ

    I guess after Anoop’s Usher impression and Matt’s hilarious attempt at Coldplay, Idol’s decided they are done with contemporary music for the year.

  • sweetsmoke

    TAYLOR HICKS on AI next week!?!?
    The BEST reason I’ll have to watch this sucky show in 3 years!! Seven Mile Breakdown will tear the roof off the joint! CAN. NOT. WAIT! Here he comes, Simon! LOLOL!
    Taylor, you show Adam, Danny and Co. what a real performer looks like!
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Ya baby!

  • Shar

    Yes. People will finally get a taste of touring Taylor! Seven Mile Breakdown–southern rock, jam band, with hawtness and harp. Yes a real reason to tune into Idol!

  • souljames

    Who cares what they sing??? WOOOOOOOOO!! I’ll be watching Wednesday for Taylor Hicks to tear the whole place down! FIRST TIME I WILL WATCH THIS SHOW IN THREE YEARS!!

  • david

    LAME

  • Jason S.

    Haha I was reading this article and my mind saw “Season Idol Chump Taylor Hicks”
    Freudian slip or what. My mind knows the truth

  • soullover

    Love me some Taylor Hicks! Next week should be great! It’s about time they showed him some love and had him back on the show – Season 5 Winner!

  • Sarah Hames

    I want to see Adam Lambert sing Judy Garland…

  • sing a song

    so…. here’s the thing,Judy Garland was NOT part of the Rat pack…
    Adam -A Frank Sinatra/or Liza M.song..
    Matt – A Dean Martin song ..PLEASE
    Danny – A Sammy Davis Jr. song -
    Allison – Frank Sinatra song -
    Kris – you’re cute – it doesn’t matter waht you sing …

  • sing a song

    PS – I am looking forward to seeing Taylor Hicks on the show – next week.
    also-I miss Lil and Anoop …already, they have talent – and I wish them well in their future singing careers .

  • u

    Taylor should sing 19 or maybe you should instead.

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