Remember all of the hopes that we had for “American Idol” was going to change things up and give us some brand-new themes for season 12? Well, that’s already out the window based on the latest announcement as to what the top 9 are going to be performing.
In a new press release, Fox confirms that Kree Harrison, Burnell Taylor, and the rest of the top 9 are going to be tackling the songs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney on this coming show Wednesday. Do the two Beatles have some magnificent songs? Definitely, and there are some that we are even excited to hear again. However, it should also be noted that this is not even the first, second, or third time that Beatles songs (plus what these two artists did later on in their careers) have been used in part for a theme over the course of the past twelve years, which means that we are destined to see a whole heap of repeat performances from the past. (Who knew that it was so easy for producers to clear all these Lennon and McCartney songs time and time again?)
In addition to this news, Fox also confirmed that Jessica Sanchez will indeed be performing her new single “Tonight” (featuring Ne-Yo) on the show, which marks her first-ever live performance of the song. At this point, it’s close to being the debut of the song in general since no one has really even heard the official studio recording for it yet.
What songs do you want to see the top 9 perform during this show? We’ll have our individual picks a little bit later on in the week, and you can read our review for the top 10 results show over at the link here.