American Idol 12 Top 40 Discuss The Judges and Why They Auditioned (VIDEO)

The American Idol Top 40 was revealed on Thursday, and American Idol has wasted no time releasing videos of the contestants as a prelude to the Vegas semi-finals,  which are set to begin on Wednesday.

If you are wondering who performs on which night, check out this unofficial schedule. Also we’ve got a photo gallery to explore. And of course, you can relive the big reveal HERE.

Back to the videos. In the first, the semi-finalists share their thoughts on the Idol judges–Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. Of course, they LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM. Very diplomatic.

In the second, the kids are asked to describe their reason for auditioning for American Idol in one word. “Faith”, “Family”, “Passion” are said early and often. But their are a few interesting answers sprinkled amid the responses.


The Top 40 Discuss The Judges

The Top 40: Why We Auditioned For Idol In One Word

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