Idol Exclusive: Top 9 Week Theme Is [Spoiler]!

American Idol Top 9 themeAmerican Idol‘s Top 9 contestants are about to strike some minor chords — Rickey Minor, that is.

Indeed, the theme for next Wednesday’s performance telecast (8/7c on Fox) will be “(I’m With the) Band)!,” during which each of the remaining Season 13 hopefuls will serve as the lead singer for the show’s musical director Rickey Minor and his merry crew of players.

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The theme is pretty open-ended, considering the Top 9 will be able to choose personal favorite ditties, but they’ll need to hone in on tunes that bring out their inner front-man or -woman.

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Stoked about another week that’s not rigidly rooted in “Disco” or “Motown”? Any early suggestions for what you want your faves to sing? Sound off in the comments!