Songs to raise the roof (or bring the chandelier down)

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 04/22/2008, 05:00pm is first with the song selections for tonight’s “Idol.”

Broadway composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is the guest mentor. Let’s see how many times Simon will criticize the kids for sounding either a) Too cabaret or b) too karaoke.

Syesha Mercado: “One Rock & Roll Too Many” (from “Starlight Express”; here’s hoping she does it on roller skates!)

David Cook: “The Music of the Night” (from “The Phantom of the Opera”)
Carly Smithson: “Jesus Christ Superstar” (I would have thought she would have gone for “I Don’t Know How to Love Him”)
Brooke White: “You Must Love Me” (from the film version of “Evita”; this might very well be the most ironic choice if she ends up being sent home)
Jason Castro: “Memory” (from “Cats”; this might be the most half-baked song choice this season)
David Archuleta: “Think of Me” (from “The Phantom of the Opera”; wonder if he will do the aria at the end).

From the looks of things, this promises to be a train wreck. Thoughts?