American Idol Song Spoilers May Be No More As Rehearsal Audiences Vanish

Each week of American Idol for many of the past seasons we’ve had a sneak preview of the songs we’d be hearing that week. Sadly, those song spoilers may be no more thanks to tighter restrictions on audiences attending dress rehearsals.

MJ’s reported the news this weekend that an Idol fan went looking for rehearsal tickets only to be told by On-Camera Audiences, the group who runs Idol audience tickets, that those days were over.

“Are you guys no longer releasing tickets for American Idol rehearsals? Are they not doing live rehearsals?”

“On-Camera Audiences, Inc.: We just received word-no more rehearsal audiences.”

While there could be many reasons for no more audiences at rehearsals I’d have to guess that Nigel Lythgoe and company want to snuff out the leaks and make everyone wait to see who sings what. However, advance knowledge of the songs only goes to the fans that really want to know and even then it’s used to generate discussions and interest in the show. I really don’t see how this could benefit the show or improve ratings.

Perhaps someone a little closer to the show will turn out to have loose lips and we’ll learn more another week, but for now I wouldn’t be holding my breath to find out what your favorite American Idol 2011 singer will be performing.




  1. the song choice is highly important and knowing them in advance might evoke discussion on twitter and elsewhere.since the singers check twitter it might influence them negatively.

  2. It seems to me that what it does is make people sign up to the AI official site where the actual makers of the show benefit from the advertising instead of supporting sites like this one. Sounds wise to me. If I were putting the time and money into the show, I'd want to control how it was presented to the public.

  3. oh i see that's why i can't find any site that reveals their song choices … sobs….

    hahaha but that makes the show more exciting to watch because you don't know whataere they gonna sing for this week…

  4. Matt….thanks for the update but truthfully I'd watch the show and blog no matter how much we know in advance…..I'd rather make up my mind after the idols sing their songs and then comment on it….like we did in the past before all the leaks came about…..

    Your site is very informative and I thoroughly enjoy it…

  5. that goes for me as well.. been browsing the whole day for any sites that could give me (even) a hint of what they're going to sing. but on the second thought, i think its best that we are left unaware of their song choices. biases is inevitable with preemptive discussions… let's see who's gonna give out the best performance of the night…

  6. good to hear that, so that no one can say something unnecessary comments for each idol…let's hear them sing judge them base on their rendition of the songs which they chose…God bless idols.

  7. I got, honestly, 102 comments for my post, with one suggestion to open my own blog.maybe. thanks for all of you who took their time to comment. few comments mentioned that the choices i make might be motivated by racist bias. i understand the sensitivity to race, however i have friends regardless of race. for me there is only one race: human race. i will comment later on the last night performances ( march 16). Pia, so far, is the most consistent. the producers made a huge mistake: they didn't provide a mentor-singer for the singers, but a mentor-producer. first learn singing well. the production comes next -if it comes at all. i twitted the producer Nigel Lythgoe.i am curious to see if he will answer. if you guys agree with me on that, perhaps you twitt

    him too?

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