Sunday, March 8, 2009

American Idol News

Idol Spoiler: Upcoming Theme Weeks & Guests

Upcoming theme weeks for "American Idol" will include Michael Jackson week, Motown week and Grand Ole Opry week, according to the Idol blog

Grand Ole Opry week includes only artists that are a member of the Grand Ole Opry (natch!) and the site says it has obtained a list of artists' songs that the contestants will choose from. The artists include Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks and more.

"American Idol" is about to get a double dose of star power: Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson.
The Grammy winners will share the stage as performers during Wednesday's elimination show.
West, making his first appearance on the top-rated Fox series, will perform his hit song "Heartless" from his latest album "808s & Heartbreak."

Clarkson, the original "American Idol," will sing her chart-topper "My Life Would Suck Without You," off her new album that drops Tuesday.

The show — a ratings juggernaut since it debuted in 2002 — has attracted numerous top artists as mentors and performers in recent seasons. Among them: Mariah Carey, Prince, Gwen Stefani, Dolly Parton and Jennifer Lopez.