American Idol Permitted to Use Beatles Songs

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The powers that be behind The Beatles songbook have finally given American Idol permission to use its tunes on the world's favorite reality show.

"It's something we've waited for for seven seasons now. Sony has agreed to release the Lennon and McCartney songbook to us," producer Nigel Lythgoe told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show.

"Everyone's so good this season they're saying, 'Yeah, go ahead, please sing the songs.' And especially after [David Archuleta] sang the Lennon song last night. How good was that?"

Answer: quite good!

David Archuleta Picture

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