American Idol's seven finalists fill out the two-hour show tonight with a half relevant/half irrelevant mix. The first half finds the Idols singing songs of today by Lady Gaga (two apiece), Alicia Keys (two apiece, including the oft-covered Simon-era audition song, Fallin'), Usher and Adele.
The second half features old soul songs from Steven Tyler's and the producer's generation from Marvin Gaye (two apiece), Sam Cooke, EW&F, Wilson Pickett and others.
Any wonders on why Idol's 18-24 audience continues to fall? Producers haven't had a fresh idea since Season 2. Might be interesting to see what host Ryan Seacrest says of his idol, Dick Clark, who passed away today at age 82. RIP Mr. Clark.
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