UPDATE: Top Idol reports that “American Idol’s extra-special theme will not only feature Adam Lambert as mentor, but also Cirque du Soleil’s new Las Vegas production Viva Elvis.”
She confirmed with somebody connected to the production. Read more HERE.
FOX has confirmed Adam Lambert will mentor the Idols for Tuesday’s show, and then perform his single, “Whataya Want From Me” on Wednesday’s results show. They have not confirmed the theme yet, but the Wrap is reporting that Adam will be traveling to Las Vegas to mentor the show at hotel where Cirque Du Soleil’s Viva Elvis is playing.
Via The Wrap:
A little birdie told me that Glambert would be mentoring the Idols in the theater at the Aria hotel in Las Vegas. Hmmmm, this is the very theater where the new Cirque du Soleil show, “Viva Elvis,” is playing. A couple of years ago the Idols attended the “Love” show in Vegas to prepare for Beatles Week … I could be way off but Glambert looks like Elvis and is controversial like Elvis. Viva Las Vegas! I can’t wait to find out if my hunch is right!
19E’s parent company, CKX owns the rights to Elvis Presley enterprises. Many Elvis song have been performed on Idol. Back in Season 5, the Top 4 visited Graceland for an Elvis themed week. An Elvis themed week is not a far-fetched idea.
Of course, if Adam is headed to Vegas to mentor the kids for next week’s show, it could be just a coincidence that the sessions are taking place in the same hotel as the Viva Elvis show. The theme could be something else entirely.
Also, I’m hearing from multiple sources that FOX 5 is reporting that next week’s theme is Teen Idols, but that’s got to be a mistake. That can’t be the “very special” theme Ryan referred to last night, besides they had planned to do that theme a few weeks ago and then ditched it at the last minute.
I don’t understand why the producers keep this stuff under wraps. Maybe they want to wait until Monday when the news will have more impact on the press.
Ha. No. The Season 7 Idols didn’t visit “Love” to prepare for Beatles week, so the reporter has already got one detail wrong. Someone in comments pointed out the visit took place Top 4 for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame week…