American Idol 12 Spoilers: Chicago Auditions Plus Who Is Headed to Hollywood?

The American Idol 12 judges round auditions took place at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, IL on Tuesday and Wednesday. And I have a few spoilers for you!

First off TIP has begun gathering Idol spoilers. You can check them out here.

So far, the contestants who have gone through to Hollywood are:

Baylee Goley
Brianna Marie Bell
Gabe Brown
Jay McNeil
Kiara Lanier
Schyler Dixon 

It was reported that Johnny Keyser, Shelby Tweten and Richie Law from Season 11 auditioned for the judges in Chicago, but it’s not clear if they advanced to Hollywood or not. Colton Dixon’s sister, Schyler Dixon, is reported to have advanced to the next round.

On day two (today) 39 contestants auditioned with 25-30 receiving golden tickets to Hollywood!! WOW .

The judges are headed to Charlotte, NC North Carolina next! The producer round will be on Friday and Saturday with the judges round taking place the following Tuesday and Wednesday.

A report from the Chicago Tribune:

“I literally was in tears today,” said Carey, sitting alongside long time host Ryan Seacrest and fellow judges Urban, rapper Nicki Minaj and record producer and “Idol” original Randy Jackson.

“The stories are beyond belief. And they can sing too. It wasn’t the norm, I’d imagine.”

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  • Danny Latham

    I sure hope TIP was right about Richie Law not making it to the judge’s round. We had no need for that ham and egger cowboy last season, and we don’t need him now. 

  • Brittany Keener

    Oh dear…this could be the largest HW week ever.

  • fantoo1

    It says Richie Law was cut by producers. Same with Angie Ziederman from last year.

  • Venus Hooper


    American Idol 12 Spoilers:

    One of the best parts of the new seasons to/for me…  Going by that “Golden Ticket to The Hollywood Rounds” and the rumor of that goldenrod color piece of paper passing by us in a flutter of Happiness!”  :)

  • blackberryharvest
  • blackberryharvest

    Symone(the girl who fell off the stage last year) tried out again also-not known whether she made it past the producers or not.

  • Anny_nanny

    I don’t know. If this is the best that there is in these kids, I hope they will be lost in Hollywood.
    But Gabe Brown was fun – a mixture of Joshua, AdamB and even some forgotten guy from ??11. It can be interesting, although I don’t think that far will be held.
    And Yes, Schyler will help the popularity of Colton. I remember that many ppl loved she in this year, but for me she won the match only against the background of her brother, I’m sorry.

  • wkstrack

    TIP is starting early on the spoilers lol I think this is Gabe Brown though.
    He’s more Jack Black in School Of Rock

  • julesb2183

    No, these are normal numbers for HW – they just usually audition about 100 per city.

  • elliegrll

    This is a normal number of people.  The only potential problem is that we will have an audition round like we did last year, where we only see people getting through to Hollywood, no matter how good they are.  There’s also the problem of having all of the judges agree to put someone through.