american idol top 3 'American Idol': Top 3 judges' choice songs announcedThe Top 3 take on songs the “American Idol” judges choose for them and the announcements have been made on the Friday, May 14 hometown visits.

Ellen DeGeneres chose “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney for Crystal Bowersox. Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson chose “Daughters” by John Mayer for Casey James. Simon Cowell chose “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen for Lee Dewyze.

Interesting. We find this to be kind of weird for several reasons. First, Ellen picking for Crystal is a surprise. Simon has been her champion all season long, so we just assumed he’d get her. Simon also usually chooses the song of the eventual winner, so maybe this tells us something about the voting totals?

Secondly, we are surprised newbie judge Ellen wasn’t paired with Randy, letting Kara pick on her own. But maybe Kara picking for Casey James was just feeding too much into the weird cougar storyline going on with them.

Finally, we are very surprised Simon chose “Hallelujah” for Lee Dewyze. Not that it’s a bad song. On the contrary, it’s a great song and Lee will probably do it very well. But Tim Urban did it just a few short weeks ago and it’s strange Simon would pick a repeat.

What do you think? Good song choices?

Thanks to Joe’s Place Blog for the tip.

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