There's the Olympics and a new Project Runway. But the big show of the night is still American Idol as the 12 guys perform. USA Today got them to divulge their favorite singers, and even that tiny tidbit proved revealing. To wit:
Bobby -- his favorites are Barbra Streisand and Barry Manilow. Hmmm.
Chris Daughtry -- like several others he savvily picked Kelly Clarkson, giving props to the show and identifying himself with other fans
Taylor -- the grey-haired soul man chose Cyndi Lauper and Billy Joel and Van Morrison and Bob Seger but NOT Joe Cocker?
David -- just 17 but he mentioned Ella and Sinatra, along with showing-his-age picks like Jamie Cullum and Michael Buble and the de rigeuer Kelly Clarkson.
Ace -- the pin-up surprised us by picking Janet Jackson and...Mel Torme!
Will -- this year's JPL, 16 year old Will picked Jessica Simpson and Michael Jackson. Where do I begin? But he's also the only guy to sport a cross, giving him the in on the Christian vote. Get those prayer chains going!