Hollywood Reporter confirmed details about how the Hollywood rounds are going to work. “Idol” has given a whopping 325 people tickets to Hollywood, about double what they have in the past.
This should be a good thing: more talent hopefully means a stronger top 12 in the end. An extended Hollywood round means (hopefully) better filtering.
The top 12 return to a mansion and they will be able to Tweet again. “Transparency” is the new theme with possibly more behind-the-scenes footage. Will the traditional “confessional” start being used? Will we see any backstage cattiness, a standard practice on many recorded competition shows such as “Project Runway” and “America’s Next Top Model”? The show has generally kept behind-the-scenes access fairly limited even during years when there was a house. And last year, the Tweets were relatively limited to a general feed after a few weeks where each person had their own.
There may also be a road trip to Vegas to work with Cirque du Soleil’s “Love” show at some point during Hollywood, which is going on now. From Joe’s Place: Yesterday and today are the first solo days. Half will be gone by tonight. Tomorrow is group sing day, which is always fun. By Friday, with another solo day, “Idol” may have it down to as little as 40 to go to Vegas, supposedly. If that’s true, nearly 90% of those who came Monday will have been cut. Brutal!
Here’s a general positive promo that aired last night. (Thank you, as usual, MJ).
This promo focuses on Jennifer Lopez.