American Idol 2023 Showcase Round – Top 60 WILL Film 12/11

American Idol 2023 Showcase
AMERICAN IDOL Lionel Richie, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and host Ryan Seacrest. (ABC/Eric McCandless)

American Idol 2023 Showcase Round is a Top 60

We reported that American Idol would hold its first taping on December 11 in Los Angeles. Now, we have more details.

An email from On Camera Audiences, the outfit that seats studio audiences for American Idol confirms that the American Idol 2023 Showcase Round will be taped on December 11. OCA also confirms that a Top 60 will compete:

“You can see the next American Idol this week before anyone else!” OCA writes. “American Idol: Season 21 starts on 12/11/22! 21 Years of Creating Superstars! Get Tickets Now. Be in the first live audience ever of season 21!”

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The email continues, “The journey begins NOW! Hollywood Week Showstopper performances. The top 60 contestants will perform for the first time ever in front of a live audience. One of them will be the next American Idol! You can be there live! We are taping at the historic Los Angeles Theater on 12/11/22.”

The arrival time for the taping is 2:30-3PM PT. Finish time is approximately 8:30pm-9pm. Minimum age to attend is 12.”

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“This is one of the best Idol tapings of each season!” the email hypes. “Get tickets now for Sunday 12/11/22.”

American Idol 2023 Showcase Round is still following COVID-19 protocols for seating studio audiences:

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS Any audience member age 12 & up will need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 lab PCR test OR proof of up-to-date vaccination. “Up-to-date” means the individual has obtained all recommended vaccine and booster doses when eligible as recommended by the CDC (currently at least 5 months after the last dose of an individual’s primary vaccine series). An individual is “up to date” immediately after receiving their booster dose (i.e., there is no waiting period). COVID-19 test must have been taken within 48 hours prior to attendance.AT HOME PCR TESTS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.Click HERE for Tickets.  All COVID protocols will be on your ticket.

For tickets to the 12/11/22 taping CLICK THIS LINK.

Hollywood Week is Coming!

For new American Idol fans, the American Idol 2023 Showcase Round is a live performance that happens right after Hollywood Week ends. Several hundred Hollywood contestants are whittled down throughout the week leaving a certain number to go on to the Showcase round–typically between 40-60 singers. It’s a fun round, as the contestants sing full songs with full band in front of a LIVE audience for the first time.

The Hollywood Round will probably kick off sometime this weekend. Keep your eyes peeled for spoilers. Also, American Idol will probably announce the winner of the Platinum Ticket contest which they conducted during the American Music Awards

American Idol judges auditioned singers in three cities including Las VegasNew Orleans and Nashville. Season 21 will premiere on ABC Sunday February 19.

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