American Idol: 22 Fresh Theme Nights That Need to Happen Right Now

Insanity is asking for American Idol to come up with new and different themes season after season after season and expecting Nigel Lythgoe will deliver anything other Motown Week, Lennon-McCartney Songbook and Hits From the Year You Were Born.

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But as a lifelong Idoloonie, unrealistic optimism isn’t just a mood, it’s a mother-flippin’ way of life!

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And thus, I’ve taken the liberty of cooking up a dozen fabulous fresh theme-night ideas, and adding them to the 10 I brainstormed around this time last year. So click through for the whole shebang, then take our poll to vote which of my suggestions you’d most like to see. When you’ve done all that, hit the comments with your own fresh ideas! And for all my Idol news, interviews, commentary and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV.