Here’s a little American Idol 12 spoiler for ya.

I’m am hearing that the Top 40 arrived in Los Angeles yesterday. BUT, each one has one meeting with 19E either today or tomorrow, and that is basically their only obligation for right now.

The entire Top 40 will be  leaving Los Angeles on the 15th. The 20 contestants whose Las Vegas performances will air the first week of the semifinal rounds (Feb. 20 & 21) will go straight to Vegas. The remaining 20, set to air the following week (Feb. 27 & 28) will go back to their homes, then fly out to Vegas around Feb. 22nd.

What I’m hearing is that the Top 40 rounds will be taped live right before they are set to air with a very limited audience. There won’t be much lead time for spoilers to leak, but I’m sure they will anyway! The boys and girls will continue to be split during the semi-finals, but the Top 40 have yet to learn which week they will be performing.

Stay tuned!

 
  • julesb2183

    They will also have to sign contracts and do interviews and such.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Really excited to see how the semi-final format this year is going to go. 

  • mjsbigblog

    The point is, they aren’t filming the Las Vegas rounds just yet.

  • julesb2183

    Yes. Hopefully we will hear some sort of spoiling. If their is any audience, my bet is there will be. :)

  • http://twitter.com/Sassycatz Sassycatz

    I still don’t understand why they go to Las Vegas in the first place, but this last couple of seasons that they have, they haven’t had an audience while there. So, if they do, that would certainly be different. Don’t know what added value that brings since they won’t be allowing “the audience” to participate in choosing who goes on at that stage anyway. Window dressing? Like the X-Factor does it?

  • girlygirltoo

    Why don’t they just shoot the Top 40 in L.A.? Seems like it is an unnecessary waste of time and money to send them to Las Vegas for no real reason.

  • dabney c

    If there’s an audience and the Vegas rounds are pre-taped even half an hour before airing – there will be leaks. Song spoilers from rehearsals used to get out via audience members texting, so why do they think this will be different?

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    Well, this should be interesting.  I am happy to have these spoilers!

  • chessguy99

    Limited audience could just be people associated with Fox, FreeMantle, Core Media and UMG. Dress rehearsals the last couple seasons were run with a limited audience of people associated with FreeMantle and Fox. There has been no audience calls for Las Vegas from any of the audience ticketing companies I follow. 

  • Kelley

    They will have an audience. I have tickets for the taping on Tuesday and the taping on Wednesday in the LOVE theater at the Mirage. I’m excited!!