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Clarkson and Movie Themes Top Next ‘American Idol’
LOS ANGELES ( – The mourning period over the dismissal of Vanessa Olivarez has ended on “American Idol” as producers look forward to next week’s show, which will help narrow the field of 11 finalists down to 10.
The theme of next week’s episode will be movie songs, with contestants warbling to the greatest numbers ever heard in films. Viewers will have to wait until Tuesday, March 18 to find out if Clay Aiken will sing the theme from “Shaft” or if Kimberly Caldwell will do a rendition of Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” or Ruben Studdard will sing “Maniac” from “Flashdance.”
Audiences can hope to see Joshua “The Marine” Gracin perform “Up Where We Belong” from “Officer and a Gentleman” and reformed party-boy Corey Clark’s take on Christopher Cross’ “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do).” Perhaps after last week’s close calls Julie DeMato can do “Stayin’ Alive” and Kimberley Locke can take on “Danger Zone” from “Top Gun.”
“American Idol” will also pay tribute to that upcoming presumptive classic “From Justin to Kelly.” There will be an exclusive clip from the film, starring last year’s final 2, Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini, and Clarkson will be on hand for a performance.
“American Idol” airs Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.