Season 6 Premiers January 16

Check out the Countdown clock peeps! Isn’t it awesome? Ok, I’ll admit, it’s a little pathetic. But, I have to say, I’m totally ready for Season 6. Here we go…

American Idol Season 6 premiers Tuesday, January 16 on FOX with a two-hour audition episode starting at 8 pm. Another 2 hour episode follows on Wednesday January 17. There hasn’t been word yet which audition city will be featured first–for some reason TPTB keep that secret right up to the start of the show.

It’s rumored that on Monday, January 15, the day before the premier, the contestants will gather in the “Gold Room” of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium to film what’s come to be known as “The Green Mile”.

From 10 am to 4 pm on the day of the eliminations, the contestants will be whittled down from 40 to the final 24. One-by-one they’ll be brought up–via elevator, and then a long walk (the “green mile”) down a hallway to the “Gold Room”. There, they’ll find out from the judges if they get a spot in the Top 24 and an opportunity to compete on TV for a spot in the Top 12.

You can check out some pictures of the Pasadena Civic Center here and a picture of the Gold Room here.

thanks Idol Maniac

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