American Idol

‘American Idol’: Top 8 Theme is…

Credit: FOX

Credit: FOX

For once, Ryan actually revealed the theme at the end of the show (like in the days of old!). For the third week of the American Idol Season 12 finals, the theme will be the music of the Motor City. Yes, it’s the theme that, if I’m not mistaken, has been used more than any other theme in the history of the show. However, it’s also a theme that, arguably, has the most depth of any of their repeat themes. I say “arguably” because who am I to doubt the Music of Neil Diamond?!

For the third week of the finals, the theme is Motown.

Via: The Idol Pad

Embedded below, a song I can pretty much guarantee we’ll be hearing next week. Well, either that or “Heatwave.” Whatever, at this point, I’ll take just about anything uptempo, short of the “Macarena.” That said, this theme will do nothing to disabuse doubters of the notion that Idol is at the end of its rope. I’m sure the majority of performances will be good, but what are the actual chances that we’ll see something we haven’t already seen half a dozen times?

What should the finalists sing? How can they rearrange these well-known songs? Sound off in the comments!

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KariCook
KariCook

Is it really that hard to get a new theme? Anything! Tom Petty songs, boy bands, disney songs, musicals (not just lloyd webber), songs from the 90's, theme songs, one hit wonders, etc...anything would be more interesting than hearing the same songs we hear every year.

ArchieSue
ArchieSue

Another  worn out theme? I don't want to hear the same damn songs again!  Idol has given up this season. The ratings were in the freaking 2's yesterday. Those are X-Factor ratings. :( I am so mad at Nigel and the producers with all the stupid changes this season. I want my old idol back. Bring the rockers back, the WGWG and anyone with a pulse that can actually entertain and not put us to sleep. Why can't they just sing whatever the hell they want?  Nigel and his producers screwed up big time with all the stupid changes. Sure they want a girl to win this season but they need to have boys that can entertain too. Where is the fun contestants??? This will become the worst season ever, so Rickey was right. It will be worst than season 9 and I really don't want to see a bunch of balladeers on tour. BORING!    

jbeee
jbeee

Wait....music of Motor City....I thought they were doing Bob Seeger?

Mathieu R
Mathieu R

Good Lord. Would it hurt to do songs from the top 40? Even songs from the 90's would be better than this. 

At least the themes are improving slightly each week. By the time there are 4 singers left, the themes might actually become tolerable. A Beatles theme night when there are only 4 white contestants and no rocker or WGWG was a big misfire (not that minorities can't get down to the fab 4, but...)

Anyway, Motown should be an improvement. Everyone should know the songs at least, except for Lazaro, who pretty much didn't know any of the songs even when they had a list of popular songs to choose from in group rounds. In fact, Lazaro didn't know the ending to his own victory song. #Hopeless #Facepalm.

darahmude
darahmude

i hope they all will choose different song...

this is season 12, we're all already getting bore with the same songs

it just makes us compare with tha past contestans

takakupo
takakupo

If anyone chooses heatwave, they either better turn that shit on its head and do some crazy spectacular acoustic/techno version or Jennifer Lopez needs to stop the show and eat that girl who chooses it....alive.

KevinB
KevinB

Anyone know if they provide the available songs to the general public so we know what they will be choosing from?  There are so many songs that it is sort of hard to come up with a good idea of what songs they should even choose.

hrstump
hrstump moderator

So, it will be a bunch of Divas & Queens doing Diana Ross impressions. It is beginning to seem like a training ground for RuPaul's Drag Race, isn't it?

sheerio4life
sheerio4life

Amber, Burnell and Candice will shine! :)

KevinB
KevinB

@sheerio4life I think Candice will definitely shine, and Burnell definitely has way more chances in his song options to kill it next week compared to the previous two.  Amber can probably do pretty well, but I would think Kree will also kill it next week.  So Candice, Burnell and Kree are my top 3.  Lazaro will really struggle again.