After 2 days of auditions, 96 contestants remain to face the dreaded group day in Hollywood Week. This is the time for tears and drama to be plastered on your tv screens. Forming the groups is always an initial challenge for many people. Some find it difficult to get organization down, while others seem like they are supposed to be in a group together. Once groups are formed, some start working on vocals right away, while others remain unorganized for quite some time. … more
The ninth season of American Idol that premiered on January 12, 2010 on Fox. Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi will all return as judges, and Ellen DeGeneres will permanently replace Paula Abdul as the fourth judge. Idol Gives Back will also return this season and will be held on April 21, 2010 during the top 7 results show. The top 24 semi-finals format used in fourth through seventh seasons will also return this season.
In Asia, it is coming live via satellite on STAR World on January 13.