Nigel Lythgoe Tweets “California Dreamin” Theme: Songs from Bands or Singers from California

Nigel Lythgoe tweeted today that the “California Dreamin” Theme for American Idol 2012 will feature the Idol contestants singing songs from bands or singers from California. The second song would be songs the American Idol contenders wished they had written.

“California Dreamin” Theme for Top 4 American Idol 2012: Song Suggestions, Song of The Mamas & the Papas?

The “California Dreamin” theme for the American Idol 2012 Top 4 performance is not specific, as expected, to heighten fan’s curiosity about the show. Going back to music history, “California Dreamin” was sung by The Mamas & the Papas in 1965