American Idol: Will The Glam One be Mentoring the Top 9 on The King?
American Idol: Will The Glam One be Mentoring the Top 9 on The King?
Abbey Simmons
Abbey Simmons
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Since word arrived that Adam Lambert would be mentoring the Top 8 (now Top 9) Idol contestants, we've wondered just what theme the Glam One would be guiding this year's crop of Idols through. We had all kinds of great ideas that would be perfect for Adam's mentorship: Glam Week, '70s rock, hit songs by former Idol contestants ... but that's not what the Idol powers that be have in mind. While FOX has not confirmed it yet, it appears that Adam Lambert will be helping the Top 9 with the tunes of The King: Elvis Presley.

Before you start groaning about another rehashed Idol theme, this week's take on Elvis could be slightly different than when Season 5 performed it. You see, word on the web is that Adam will be mentoring the contestants in Las Vegas and Idol blog Top Idol has confirmed  that the Top 9 will take in Cirque du Soleil's newest show Viva Elvis. I'll give you a moment to wrap your head around the train wreck potential of that.

Tweets from Ellen DeGeneres all lend credence to the Viva Las Vegas story; she tweeted this afternoon about being in Sin City:

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The Top 9 are definitely going somewhere, Andrew Garcia and Katie Stevens just Tweeted about heading off on a little vacation:

American Idol, Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil, Adam Lambert and Elvis ... even if the Top 9 doesn't get to bring acrobats back to the big Idol stage, we have no doubt next week is going to be a spectacle. Especially if I get my way and the Top 9 perform their group number in Elvis' signature white jumpsuit ... a girl can dream.

(Images courtesy of FOX/Wenn)