This just in from The Idol Pad:
The themes next week will be Standards (thank you, God) and Hit Songs From 2013.
I had tweeted Nigel Lythgoe to please include Standards this season – maybe he listened. Did any of you tweet the same message?
Whatever – my wish is granted and I am sure many of you are doing a happy dance knowing that this popular theme has been reinstated. The music from the Big Band Era is absolutely gorgeous and we have the vocalists to do justice to the sublime melodies and expressive lyrics.
And, for contrast, the second theme will be Hit Songs from 2013. Was this pure and utter genius or what? Something for everyone. Plus, we will see which of the remaining gals can genuinely sing songs from both the retro and current eras. Like I said – genius.
So, suffice it to say, no one is being eliminated this week. Why? Because that would bring us to the Top 3 next week and the traditional themes for the Top 3 are Producer’s Choice, Judges’ Choice and Own Choice.
As I am still recouping from a stomach virus and on clear fluids here, I will not be able to write the VM article for this week’s show. It took me a half hour just to write this. I apologize for this and hope you understand. By 8:00 at night I am pretty wiped.
But, I know next week will still feature the same Top 4 (or my name isn’t Masterclass Lady) so I will have the opportunity to evaluate them. Let’s see if I am correct in my prediction. Everyone else is predicting the same so we can’t all be wrong, can we?
And didn’t Nigel say at the beginning of the season that he had a major announcement to make, one that would happen toward the end of the season? Is this it? We shall see soon enough.