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.