Michael Slezak
April 30, 2010 AT 05:41 PM EDT

Image Credit: Michael Becker/Fox; Francis Specker/LandovWith only four weeks and eight episodes remaining in its not-so-fresh ninth season, American Idol is going to try something a little different next Tuesday: Harry Connick Jr. will be the first guest mentor in the show’s history to arrange the songs and write the orchestrations for the remaining contestants as they tackle the Frank Sinatra songbook. And since the top 5 hopefuls are having control wrested from their hands anyway, I say let’s do the honor of choosing their songs as well. The full list of 50 pre-approved Sinatra tracks is listed after the jump, and below is my dream set-list. (Related: ‘American Idol’ recap: A note to remember!; follow me on Twitter @EWMichaelSlezak.)

My Dream Set List for Sinatra Night on Idol

Crystal Bowersox: “You Do Something To Me” (she can go all Sinead/Cueball on it!)

Lee DeWyze: “One For My Baby” (do not do “My Kind of Town,” sir!)

Casey James: “Somethin’ Stupid” (could be Kris Allen/”Falling Slowly”-ish, no?)

Michael Lynche: “That’s Life” (somebody’s gotta go uptempo!)

High School Student Aaron Kelly: “In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning” (no I did not pick this because it contains the words “wee small”…I’m not that beastly!)

Approved Song List for Sinatra Week on Idol (available on iTunes)

All or Nothing At All

All the Way

Anything Goes

As Time Goes By

Blue Moon

Blue Skies

Come Dance with Me

Come Fly With Me

Come Rain or Come Shine

Fly Me to The Moon (In Other Words)

I Get A Kick Out of You

I Love Paris

I Only Have Eyes For You

I’ve Got a Crush On You

I’ve Got the World on a String

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

In The Still of the Night

In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning

It Had to Be You

It Was a Very Good Year

Just One of Those Things

Love and Marriage

Love is Here to Stay

Love Walked In

My Funny Valentine

My Kind of Town

My Way

New York, New York (From “On the Town”)

Night and Day

One For My Baby

Pennies From Heaven

Put Your Dreams Away

Someone to Watch Over Me

Somethin’ Stupid

Strangers in the Night

Street of Dreams

Summer Wind

That’s All

That’s Life

The Best is Yet to Come

The Good Life

The Lady is a Tramp

The Way You Look Tonight

They Can’t Take that Away From Me

What Is This Thing Called Love


You Do Something To Me

You Make Me Feel So Young

You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me

Young at Heart

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