American Idol 2013 January Premiere

FOX has released the official American Idol 2013 schedule for Season 12 with details on when we’ll see which auditions and how soon we’ll get to the voting phase. Take note that things will be a lot different for this season of American Idol as the audience voting won’t kick in until we hit the season’s Top 10 on March 5th!

American Idol 2013 Schedule:

Wednesday, January 9 @ 7:30PM ET Season Premiere Party
Wednesday, January 16 @ 8PM-10PM ET Season 12 Premiere – New York auditions
Thursday, January 17 @ 8PM-10PM ET Season 12 Premiere – Chicago auditions
Wednesday, January 23 @ 8PM-10PM ET Auditions – Charlotte auditions
Thursday, January 24 @ 8PM-9PM ET Auditions – Baton Rouge auditions
Wednesday, January 30 @ 8PM-10PM ET Auditions – San Antonio & LA auditions
Thursday, January 31 @ 8PM-9PM ET Auditions – Oklahoma City auditions
Wednesday, February 6 @ 8PM-10PM ET Hollywood WeekGuys Part 1
Thursday, February 7 @ 8PM-9PM ET Hollywood Week – Guys Part 2
Wednesday, February 13 @ 8PM-10PM ET Hollywood Week – Girls Part 1
Thursday, February 14 @ 8PM-9PM ET Hollywood Week – Girls Part 2 & Top 40
Wednesday, February 20 @ 8PM-10PM ET Las Vegas Rounds – 10 females perform
Thursday, February 21 @ 8PM-10PM ET Las Vegas Rounds – 10 males perform
Wednesday, February 27 @ 8PM-10PM ET Las Vegas Rounds – 10 females perform
Thursday, February 28 @ 8PM-10PM ET Top 20 Revealed10 males perform
Tuesday, March 5 @ 8PM-10PM ET Live Semifinalists – Top 10 females perform
Wednesday, March 6 @ 8PM-10PM ET Live Semifinalists – 10 males perform
Thursday, March 7 @ 8PM-9:30PM ET Live Top 10 Revealed
Wednesday, March 13 @ 8PM-10PM ET Live Top 10 Finalists perform
Thursday, March 14 @ 8PM-9PM ET Live Results show, One finalist eliminated
Wednesday, March 20 @ 8PM-10PM ET Live Top 9 Finalists perform
Thursday, March 21 @ 8PM-9PM ET Live Results show, One finalist eliminated
Wednesday, March 27 @ 8PM-10PM ET Live Top 8 Finalists perform
Thursday, March 28 @ 8PM-9PM ET Live Results show, One finalist eliminated
Wednesday, April 3 @ 8PM-10PM ET Live Top 7 Finalists perform
Thursday, April 4 @ 8PM-9PM ET Live Results show, One finalist eliminated
Wednesday, April 10 @ 8PM-10PM ET Live Top 6 Finalists perform
Thursday, April 11 @ 8PM-9PM ET Live Results show, One finalist eliminated
Wednesday, April 17 @ 8PM-10PM ET Live Top 5 Finalists perform
Thursday, April 18 @ 8PM-9PM ET Live Results show, One finalist eliminated
Wednesday, April 24 @ 8PM-10PM ET Live Finalists perform
Thursday, April 25 @ 8PM-9PM ET Live Results show, One finalist eliminated
Wednesday, May 1 @ 8PM-10PM ET Live Finalists perform
Thursday, May 2 @ 8PM-9PM ET Live Results show, One finalist eliminated
Wednesday, May 7 @ 8PM-10PM ET Live Finalists perform
Thursday, May 8 @ 8PM-9PM ET Live Results show, One finalist eliminated
Wednesday, May 15 @ 8PM-9PM ET Live American Idol 2013 Finale Part 1
Thursday, May 16 @ 8PM-10:07PM ET Live American Idol 2013 Winner – Finale


The auditions portion of this season will fill the rest of January before moving on to Hollywood Week the first episode in February. From there we’ll spend two weeks in Hollywood before the Top 40 are confirmed from the spoilers.

Once the Idol Hopefuls reach Las Vegas they’ll be there for two weeks and perform while split into groups based on sex. Ten of the guys will perform that Wednesday while ten girls will perform the next night. The other half of each group will perform the following week. Each night five singers will be eliminated leaving us with the Top 20 at the end of the Las Vegas rounds.

With the Top 20 singers determined they’ll perform again based on sex with the guys going on a special Tuesday episode and the girls following that Wednesday. America’s votes will then be tallied and revealed that first Thursday in March. Beyond that we’ll hit our stride with the usual Wednesday/Thursday and performance/elimination episodes until we reach the finale in late May 2013.

We will continue to update and expand this list as the American Idol 2013 season progresses.

Source: FOX Press Release

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