Update: Ryan Seacreast has confirmed that Michael Jackson will be next week’s theme on his radio show today.
According to Vote for the Worst, upcoming American Idol Season 8 theme weeks will include, Michael Jackson, Grand Ole Opry, and Motown:
One of our always reliable sources tells us that three of the theme weeks currently being planned are Michael Jackson week, Motown week, and Grand Ole Opry week. The Grand Ole Opry week includes only artists that are a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Want to know who those artists are? Well we have the intial list of songs that the Idols were given today to pick from. In case you didn’t know, most weeks the Idols are given a list of songs to choose from. The list is expected to expand slightly in the future, but never before have you been able to see the songs the contestants are chosing from… until now. Click “read more” for the entire list the contestants were given today for the future Grand Ole Opry week.
Also, they’ve posted what is reportedly the song list for Grand Ole Opry week. Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash are included on the list…