'American Idol' Season 13: More current hits, new theme weeks

There are plenty of format changes -- or tweaks, rather -- in store for Season 13 of "American Idol," but there's something else that's getting an overhaul: The music. According to the show's new producers, the list of "Idol" songs and themes will be expanded dramatically in the upcoming season. "We have a new approach for the music themes this year to get the kids to sing songs they really relate to," new executive producer Per Blankens tells TV reporters at the 2014 Television Critics Association winter press tour. "The song list is still there, but we're going to work differently with the themes." But there's good news about the song list, too -- it's much longer. "We have expanded the song list; there are many more contemporary songs," says executive producer Trish Kinane. And as for the themes, "We want to find out more about the kids and kind of mold the themes into...


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