Tuesday, April 11, 2006

here's the list...

Thanks to the sharp-eyed commenters, USA Today has the list of songs planned by tonight's Queens in waiting.

And yes, Pickler is doing Bohemian Rhapsody.

The list is an accompaniment to this article. Beware the line "countrified take on the late Freddie Mercury's melancholy solo in Bohemian Rhapsody."

Holy Mother of Queen, this episode is going to require a trip to the adult beverage vendor.

UPDATE: The Stone Cold Queen Classics website has been updated to include the song list, with a couple of variations from the USA Today songlist. Most suspect that the USA Today list is the most recent and correct, as Mandisa was originally scheduled to sing the song now attributed to Katharine. But this could point to a possible singing order.

UPDATE to the UPDATE: The list has now been edited.


Anonymous friedrice said...

For the love of all that is good and holy, who allowed Pickles to snag Bohemian Rhapsody?! Do they draw straws, or what? This is gonna be frightening.

I'll be joining you at the adult beverage cart.

7:18 AM, April 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I think I will even partake on a few adult beverages if Kellie is doing BR!!! I do have a "Mute" button though, so thank God for that!!!

7:56 AM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger JR said...

I quit drinking over 25 years ago...but I may start again tonight.
I'm still confused about Pickles "dumb as dirt" act again. She's dumb enough to take on BoRap, but smart enough to know that cutting it down to fit into the alloted time is difficult and possibly dangerous, but too dumb to tell anyone that she doesn't want to put herself in that position. Tomorrow morning I may be singing:

Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine.
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime.
Did I kiss all the cowgirls:
Did I dance on the bar?
Did I sart a fight?

Now wait a minute
Things don't look to familiar
Who is this cowgirl
Who's sleepin' beside me?
She awful cute, but how'd she
Get my shirt on:
I had too much Tequila last night.

Later all!!

8:10 AM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger lorguru said...

Regarding Chris' comment about his song choice, Innuendo???

Note to Chris: There me be a very good reason they never performed that song live and that it is relatively unknown! Duh!

And Bucky's comment? Hehe!


8:33 AM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

One of these days, picking those unknown songs is gonna bite one of them in the butt. Nadia taught us that.

I want to know how Ace is going to put R&B in a song with ROCK in its title.

8:35 AM, April 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL on the Ace comment, Jennifer! Perhaps Live did a cover of Innuendo? ;) Jenna

8:44 AM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Sunny said...

I really hope that Paris chooses the version of "the show must go on" from the movie Moulin Rouge. It was a little more theatrical and not so blah. Bucky might just be the best one tonight because of the song he's singing. I'm really hoping for Elliott to pull back through from last week though.

11:35 AM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Dave said...

My favourite quote from the article is "May and drummer Roger Taylor . . . said they initially were reticent about getting involved with a pop reality contest but were pleasantly surprised none of the finalists killed the band's songs."

Even Queen expected their songs to be butchered!!!!

11:38 AM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Dave said...

My favourite quote from the article is "May and drummer Roger Taylor . . . said they initially were reticent about getting involved with a pop reality contest but were pleasantly surprised none of the finalists killed the band's songs."

Even Queen expected their songs to be butchered!!!!

11:41 AM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger MP said...

That list made me want to cry. This is a band I gree up listening to and to have that little twit try and sing BR!!! NO.. Constantine was one thing. And Taylor..what was he thinking? That song was a bomb during the last round of compition...no no no.. I too may need an adult beverage tonight.

1:53 PM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Dave said...

The most appropos song in the Queen catalog is "Princes of the Universe". Sure the words are kind of arrogant ("I have no rival/No man can be my equal/Take me to the future of the world"), but it would be worth singing just to be able to make the "There can be only one" joke during the post-song interview time.

I think it's an absolute crime that they only get to sing for 90 seconds. That's 12 minutes of singing in the entire show. I guess the judges need 15 minutes to run their mouthes, Seacrest has to yap for another 10 minutes and that leaves room for 23 minutes of product placement and advertisements.

I think Chris should have gotten the hint from Queen that if they have never performed it live, there are probably better songs in the catalog for him ("Stone Cold Crazy", "Don't Stop Me Now" and "These Are the Days of Our Lives" come to mind).

2:48 PM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger jennifer said...

Dave, I was thinking the exact same thing about Chris. Innuendo is a good fit for him, but sometimes there's a method to the madness, and if the group doesn't perform it live, that should scream DON'T DO IT LIVE.

And I also agree that it's inexcusable to force them to take these sometimes-epic songs and cut them to 90 seconds when there are only eight songs to be sung.

3:00 PM, April 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nausea, has already set in...

No matter how badly she does, she will still be performing next week, and that's what aggravates me more than anything.


3:14 PM, April 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is Katherine going to stop picking obscure songs? She is one of my favorites, but her song choices are not going to get her the votes she deserves.

6:22 PM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger Dave said...

Since when is "Who Wants to Live Forever" an obscure song?

Granted that it's not as well known as "Somebody to Love" or "Bohemian Rhapsody", but it's still a pretty good one and I think she'll do it well (and it's less obscure than "Innuendo").

6:54 PM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger purplvr said...

What gets me is, how do the producers of this show come up with these "Theme Nights" anyway??? Subjecting any singer to the likes of Barry Manilow and Kenny Rogers (or whoever that plastic man was last week) is just downright cruel. Don't misunderstand me, I respect Manilow and Rogers a lot - I'm from the generation that grew up listening to these artists. But these are kids, for the most part, and I just don't get the logic behind subjecting them to all these Oldie Schmoldie Theme Nights. As for Queen, (and don't get me wrong - I am a huge Queen fan), their music is so extremely unique to them that it's never going to sound as good when anyone else covers it. However, I've been known to have to eat my words before so I'd better watch what I say.
Gotta get a barb in here, though:
As I've already made perfectly clear several times, Pickles for Brains is a burr in my saddle - a boil on my butt (can I say that here?) - a buzzing mosquito in my tent ...
so I mean this with the utmost of sincerity:
I hope she falls flat on her tarantula-eye lashed, calamari-eating face tonight!
As for everyone else, I'm mainly rooting for Taylor, Chris, and Katharine and I hope they can pull these songs off well.
Guess we'll all know soon enough ...

7:16 PM, April 11, 2006  
Blogger lorguru said...

Yeah, I think there is a lot of excitement for tonight...since we can't even fathom how it could be anything other than a disaster! How nice it would be to be pleasantly surprised, huh?
In answer to your question about how they pick these nights...I'm pretty sure they are contacted by managers of bands and artists who have albums coming out. The artist benefits from the exposure and the show benefits from getting that artist's help, promotion of the show (their fans will tune in), and use of their catalog of songs, most likely.
I'm just guessing.
Basically, they are all using each other.
Wow...less than a half hour to go!!!!

Get ready!
Get set....

7:38 PM, April 11, 2006  

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