American Idol 2010 Schedule Released

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American Idol has finally released its schedule for the first 2 months of the 2010 season with just weeks left until its premiere. Of course you’ll want to be sure to note the shift in Idol times from the usual 8pm slot to the 9pm slot as FOX works to trick viewers in to sitting through new shows while waiting for Idol. Grrr.

The first three weeks of episodes will feature the always fun auditions along with guest judges including Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Jonas, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry and Shania Twain.

Tuesday, Jan. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM)           Season Premiere, Part 1/Boston Auditons
Wednesday, Jan. 13 (8:00-9:15 PM)        Season Premiere, Part 2/Atlanta Auditions 
Tuesday, Jan. 19 (8:00-9:00 PM)             Chicago Auditions Episode
Wednesday, Jan. 20 (8:00-9:00 PM)        Orlando Auditions Episode
Tuesday, Jan. 26 (8:00-9:00 PM)              Dallas Auditions Episode
Wednesday, Jan. 27 (9:00-10:00 PM)       Los Angeles Auditions Episode
Tuesday, Feb. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM)               Denver Auditions Episode
Wednesday, Feb. 3 (9:00-10:00 PM)       “The Road to Hollywood” Auditions Episode

Tuesday, Feb. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM)               Hollywood Round, Part 1
Wednesday, Feb. 10 (9:00-10:00 PM)      Hollywood Round, Part 2
Tuesday, Feb. 16 (8:00-9:00 PM)             Hollywood Round, Part 3
Wednesday, Feb. 17 (9:00-10:00 PM)      Top 24 Semifinalists Announced

Tuesday, Feb. 23 (8:00-10:00 PM)           Top 12 Female Semifinalists Perform
Wednesday, Feb. 24 (8:00-10:00 PM)      Top 12 Male Semifinalists Perform
Thursday, Feb. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM)            1st Results Show / Four Contestants Eliminated

Tuesday, March 2 (8:00-10:00 PM)           Top 10 Female Semifinalists Perform
Wednesday, March 3 (8:00-10:00 PM)      Top 10 Male Semifinalists Perform
Thursday, March 4 (8:00-9:00 PM)            Two Male and Two Female Contestants Eliminated

Tuesday, March 9 (8:00-9:00 PM)             Top 8 Female Semifinalists Perform
Wednesday, March 10 (9:00-10:00 PM)    Top 8 Male Semifinalists Perform
Thursday, March 11 (8:00-9:00 PM)          Four Contestants Eliminated – Finalists Revealed
Tuesday, March 16 (8:00-10:00 PM)         Finalists Perform 

Wednesday, March 17 (9:00-10:00 PM)    One Contestant Eliminated

Wednesday, April 21 (8:00-10:00 PM)    Idol Gives Back

Wednesday, May 26 (8:00-10:00 PM)    Season Finale

Source: BuddyTV