AMERICAN IDOL 2012: Joshua Ledet. CR: Nino Munoz / FOX

It’s Top 7 Week on American Idol 2012 and the contestants are taking on songs from this decade, according to American Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe.

“This week’s #AmericanIdol theme is ‘This Decade.’ In other words 2010/2011/2012,” he Tweeted.

This should be a good week for the contestants. They can pick songs they know and love and show us who they’re influenced by currently. It should definitely give us an indication as to what kind of artists they want to be.

Nigel also revealed that AKON will take the mentor seat next to Jimmy Iovine this week.

On Thursday, one more singer with the least amount of votes will fight for the judges’ save. Will they use it? They have one more week to use it after this week, as it expires Top 5 week.

Check back tomorrow for my song suggestions based on this week’s theme. Also, be sure to join us on Facebook & Twitter and we’ll keep you updated all season!

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