American Idol is kind of testing our patience this season, because they’re going into territory that maybe they shouldn’t — i.e. the Beatles catalog and, now, bringing on our beloved Dolly Parton as a mentor. The very thought of Kristy Lee Cook warbling her way through “Coat of Many Colors” makes us want to dig out our eardrums with a spoon. But to tell you the truth, last night’s episode, in which the top nine sang Dolly’s amazing tunes, was not so bad. Even David Cook, who got a haircut, was pretty decent in his rendition of “Little Sparrow”. Thank goodness no one attempted “Islands In The Stream”, though. In any case, Brooke White, who sang “Jolene” (above) was still our favorite, mainly because she doesn’t seem like such a poseur.