American Idol: A Gander at the Tour Set List
Do you have tickets for the American Idol tour later this summer and are wondering what to expect ?   Or, are you just curious as to what goes on during these American Idol tours?  Well, thanks to a thorough concert reviewer from the Bay Area, we have a full set list for you.  Unlike last year, when the American Idol top ten collaborated on a number of songs, even forming “bands” for various performances, this year it's more by-the-book.  Which means it's more boring.  It's basically a countdown, starting with my man Chikezie, who finished tenth last season, and culminating in a set by winner David Cook.  There are a couple of group songs, but no real intermingling.  Below you will find the full set list.

American Idol 7 Tour Set List


"I Believe to My Soul" by Donny Hathaway

"Caught Up" by Usher

"So High" by John Legend

Ramiele Malubay:

"I Want You Back" by The Jackson Five

"Love Will Lead You Back" by Taylor Dayne

"If I Never See Your Face Again" by Maroon 5 featuring Rihanna

Michael Johns:

"We Will Rock You"/"We Are the Champions" by Queen

"It's All Wrong But It's All Right" by Dolly Parton

"Dream On" by Aerosmith

Kristy Lee Cook:

"Squeezin' the Love Outta You" by Carolyn Dawn Johnson

"God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood

"Cowgirls" by Kerry Harvick

Carly Smithson:

"Bring Me to Life" by Evanescence

"Crazy on You" by Heart

"I Drove All Night" by Cyndi Lauper

Brooke White:

"Let It Be" by The Beatles

"1234" by Feist

"Yellow" by Coldplay

Group medley, featuring the bottom 6:

"Pride In the Name of Love" by U2


Jason Castro:

"Over the Rainbow" (the Israel Kamakawiwo'ole version)

"Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley

"Daydream" by The Lovin' Spoonful

Syesha Mercado:

"Umbrella" by Rihanna

"If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys

"Listen" by Beyonce

David Archuleta:

"Angels" by Robbie Williams

"Apologize" by OneRepublic

"Stand by Me"/"Beautiful Girls" by Ben E. King/Sean Kingston

"When You Say You Love Me" by Josh Groban

David Cook:

"Hello" by Lionel Richie

"The Time of My Life" (the crappy songwriting contest winner)

"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith

"My Hero" by Foo Fighters

"Billie Jean" (the Chris Cornell version of Michael Jackson song)

Group encore:

"Don't Stop the Music" by Rihanna

There's a lot of Rihanna in there; I guess that's what the kids are into these days.  The two mini-sets I'd most pay to see are Brooke White's and Jason Castro's, closely followed by Michael Johns'.  According to the review at the Mercury Sun, David Archuleta was more impressive than David Cook.  I believe it.  Cook's voice sounded worn out right after the season ended – recording a new record plus performing every night has to take a toll.  Not that Archuleta hasn't gone through the same wear and tear, but his voice is better suited to over-use (less scratchy, more pure). 

-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
(Source and Image Courtesy of Mercury Sun)