American Idol Top 11 Redux is Elton John Songs (It’s Official)

2nd Update: @americanidol tweets “UPDATE: It’s official, next week’s theme is Elton John songs! And we wish the Rocket Man a very happy 64th birthday today!”

UPDATE: @americanidol deleted the tweet announcing the Elton John them. But the tweet from last night announcing the 80s theme is ALSO gone.

So that rumor I posted yesterday about this week’s theme being Elton John songs turns out to be true. Unless the intern who tweets for @americanidol is on drugs or something.

Just tweeted:

@americanidol: Next weeks theme will be songs from Elton John, w/ results show performances from @iamwill + @iamjamiefoxx & Fantasia Barrino (@TasiasWorld)”

I only posted the rumor yesterday because it came from a FOX insider. I felt kinda dumb when the Official press release sent out last night announced it would be “Songs from the 80s”

Oh well. I guess we start over with the speculation. It looks like Nigel really has abandoned those broad themes he talked about in interviews…unless he’s saving 8o’s for later on in the season.

I LOVE Elton John, but this is another tired theme. I really only enjoy his catalogue from the 70’s and early 80’s. Pia will probably pick some dreck from one of Elton’s musicals. Paul has ALREADY done an Elton song, not really looking forward to another, thank you.

Obviously, TPTB knew about his yesterday. Would LOVE to know the story behind this one…

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