Depending on what happens tonight on “American Idol XIII,” we could enter next week with either seven or eight contestants. The save is probably going to be used at some point, and we really wouldn’t be too stunned at all to see it used tonight unless someone like Sam Woolf or CJ Harris lands at the bottom and the judges don’t feel like they need another crack at this.
What we at least know now is what sort of songs the likes of Jessica Meuse, Dexter Roberts, and the rest of the singers likely to return will perform: Songs from the eighties. TVLine was the first to report this, and while it is not even remotely interesting on the surface (more possibilities for Whitney Houston songs to be done to death), it does give a pretty broad range of music for people to choose from. It’s not making Dexter into anything other than a country singer, or keeping Alex Preston from expressing his creativity. We’re at least pretty happy with that.
Still, what may surprise some is that Ryan Seacrest was talking about possible requests on the show last night, and those songs are not even being considered here. What gives? Actually, this is more indicative of a process than anything else. What we think is going to happen is that producers will collect a list of songs for each contestant, clear around 15 or so of them, and then present the lists to the contestants for the show after next week’s. That’s just speculation, but we have gotten the impression in the past that contestants are already starting to plan and look ahead to next week at the time that they finish their show Wednesday night.
For now, let’s just ask you this: Are you interested in eighties week at all, even if the theme is somewhat uninspired? Share your thoughts below, and click here to read our full review for last night’s much-improved show.
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