American Idol 2013 judges

Each year the audition process takes a long run from the summer all the way up through the premiere of the season and American Idol 2013 is no different. Once the mass “cattle call” auditions ended over the summer there were additional rounds for singers selected to move on and upward. We’ll see a lot of those auditions when the Season 12 premiere hits on January 16, 2013. Singers who make the cut after performing for the new judges panel are handed a “golden ticket” which sends them on to Hollywood. That’s what’s going on right now.

Idol Hopefuls began arriving for the next big challenge on Monday morning. The spoilers allege this year has split the singers with boys coming to Hollywood on Monday while the girls arrive later that Thursday. What this means for the season is uncertain but it could be a separate set of performances that keep eliminations held to same-sex groups at least to get things going.

We’ll keep watching for any American Idol spoilers to sneak out, but otherwise singers who move on from Hollywood this week will face another round of eliminations before they even get to the live shows. American Idol is a tough process and lasts a lot longer than the show reveals so get ready for some strong talent again this year.