With TV shows like The Voice and X Factor entering and diluting the singing competition market, and the continuing slide of American Idol’s ratings, it would only be logical for producers to be planning a few major tweaks–if not a full scale overhaul-of the new American Idol season.
The Idol Hollywood rounds are beginning next week, and what I’m hearing is that contestants are being instructed to show up on different days. Some are set to arrive in Los Angeles on Monday, December 10. Others on Thursday December 13. Hollywood is scheduled to end on Tuesday, December 18.
However, the separate arrival dates don’t appear to be random. It looks like the boys and girls are being split up into separate groups. The boys arrive on Monday, the girls on Thursday. But this is just speculation at this point, based on a small sample of contestants. Could the boys and girls be competing against each other for the first couple of days? I will update you all with details as soon as I know more!
Also, no word yet on a “Las Vegas” round. Perhaps the contestants will be staying in Los Angeles for the entire round. Again…as soon as I know you’ll know! Stay tuned.