American Idol Top 12, Err, Top 13 – The Week Ahead

American Idol 2009 presented some impressive surprises last week with the Top 12 becoming the Top 13. I’ve got big hopes that this week, the first of our finalist rounds, will be just as exciting. Here’s a look at what to expect.

On Tuesday night’s American Idol 2009 Top 13 performance show the singers will be selecting from Michael Jackson‘s catalog. Don’t get too excited (or worried, perhaps), the King of Pop won’t be providing the weekly mentoring. I haven’t heard who will be filling in on that role yet.

On Wednesday night’s American Idol Results show, Kanye West will be performing his song, “Heartless”. West will be sharing the spotlight (oh I bet he hates that) with the original Idol, Kelly Clarkson, who returns to perform her latest single, “My Life Would Suck Without You,” as well on Wednesday’s show.