American Idol 2011 Top 7 Weekend Update

Oh Paul, what are American Idol audiences going to do without your happy feet, stage dancing? And no, Jacob, that’s not an invitation for you to start your emphatic hopping again. American Idol 2011 will press on next week without Paul McDonald after his elimination on Thursday night which may have disappointed some viewers, like me, but probably didn’t surprise many.

Thankfully we’ll get a breath of fresh air during the Top 7 performances when the remaining singers must choose songs from the 21st century, otherwise known as “songs from since Scotty and Lauren learned to read” (young whipper-snappers making me feel old!). I can’t wait to see what Branden puts together for his list of song recommendations for this round. Any suggestions to get the ball rolling?

Then on Thursday we’ll get the return of American Idol winner David Cook to perform his new single, “The Last Goodbye.” Katy Perry will also stop by for a rendition of her song “E.T.” Any bets on her hair color for the night?

Get ready for another round of American Idol fun this week!