It is hard to believe that American Idol is in its 11th season and the show has come a long way since its June 11, 2002 premiere. With the show kicking into high gear, the February 15, 2012 episode sees the conclusion of Hollywood week and soon the top semi finalists will be revealed. Hollywood week began on Feb. 8 and 9 and saw the elimination of Jim Carrey’s daughter, and a number of contestants falling ill, and falling off the platform. During tonight’s performance, they will audition once again before the judging panel: Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson, and Steven Tyler, before battling in the performance challenge on Feb. 16, 2012. There will be 70 top finalists selected when all is said and done. The good news is that those who make it past tonight’s episode will audition again on the same stage where Cirque du Soleil plays their ‘Viva ELVIS’ act: the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Thursday’s performance episode will be a special two-hour event and will air on Feb. 16 from 8-10 pm. Eliminations will continue until Wednesday, Feb. 22 when the judges make their final round of cuts and select those who will be the semifinalists. Don’t miss the judge’s pick on Feb.22 and Feb. 23 as well.
American Idol airs on Fox on Wednesday and Thursday.
Check out some of the action from Hollywood Week in the video player below.