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'American Idol' Top 9 theme will be Lennon-McCartney songbook

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American Idol‘s Top 9 performance night next Tuesday will focus on the songs of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Ryan Seacrest announced during Wednesday night’s telecast. The guest performer for the following evening’s results show will be Rihanna, who will sing “Te Amo,” before another finalist is sent packing to the tune of Will Young’s “Leave Right Now.”

Idol last focused on the music of the Beatles’ legendary frontmen in season 7, when Top 12 and Top 11 week carried the themes of “Lennon-McCartney songbook” and “Beatles,” respectively.