Tuesday night Ryan teased us that news of this season’s American Idol guest mentors would be released on the results shows. Instead, last night we learned that next week’s performances will be a repeat of this week as the Top 11 dig into the Lennon-McCartney library again.
If Ryan mentioned the mentors for the season during the Top 12 results show, I missed it. Maybe I dosed off. I know, I know. With riveting viewer calls like those last night I must have been out of my mind.
Needless to say a repeat of this week’s theme can mean one of two things. Either Idol paid big bucks to use the Lennon-McCartney library and want to get its money worth, or next week’s guest mentor backed out on the producers.
Either way, I think it’s time to stage a fan intervention and help the powers that be pick some new and interesting themes for the upcoming weeks. C’mon, how many times can they do the decades?
So tell me what theme would you like to see most on American Idol? Let’s see some creativity here. And who would you like to see as a guest mentor (let’s choose from living artists)?
Now if only I can figure out a way to get the producers to listen to your answers. Hmm . . .
I’ll get us started. Here’s a few of theme weeks I can think of: Alternative, Bluegrass, Celtic, Country, Gospel, Hip Hop, Metal, Polka, Punk, R&B, Reggae. Okay now I need help. I’m out of ideas.
As for guest mentors, I think I’d like to see B.B. King. What about you?