Join Us for a Special Season 12 Premiere Screening and Live Interactive Q&A Event!

On Wednesday, Jan. 9 (7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT), fans in 11 cities across the country will have the exclusive opportunity to see the Season 12 premiere episode of AMERICAN IDOL for free one week prior to its debut on FOX. Immediately following (8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT), AMERICAN IDOL host Ryan Seacrest and judges Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban will participate in a nationwide, interactive Q&A, which will be live streamed on www.americanidol.com and www.livestream.com beginning at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT.

Originating from Royce Hall at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), the debut episode and LIVE Q&A will be uplinked via television satellite from Los Angeles to venues in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Detroit, Boston, Nashville, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Houston. Fans can RSVP by logging on to www.idolrsvp.com and submitting their name and contact information. The unique promotional event will enable thousands to see the season’s first episode before it premieres on the network in a special two-night event Wednesday, Jan. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Jan.17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

After the episode preview, Ryan Seacrest will moderate a nationwide interactive Q&A LIVE with judges Carey, … read more

Catching Up with Brooke White

Yesterday Season 7’s 5th place finalist, Brooke White took a moment out of her busy schedule to talk about her recently released album, White Christmas. When asked why she decided to release a holiday album Brooke replied, “We were that weird family that always listened to Christmas music and so you know after all the records that I’ve recorded … I just felt like it was time.”

Brooke told us about her favorite song on the album. “You always go through phases with records where one minute you really love a certain song and then later on down the road one starts to grow on you. I really love “Last Christmas” which originally wasn’t in my plans to record. The song’s been recorded so many times and I just thought it’s been overdone, but I still loved it so much I just thought, ah I’m just going to do it anyway.”

The song is a special one for Brooke and her daughter London. She explains, “I actually really love how it turned out. It’s just one of those fun songs that we crank up when we dance in the living room, me and my Londyloo.”

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“SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE” Leaps Into a 10th Season!!

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE will be back for its 10th season!

Auditions for Season 10 will kick off Friday, Jan. 18 in Austin, TX (venue TBD). The show will continue its search for America’s Favorite Dancers on Monday, Feb. 11 at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit, MI; Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Boston Opera House in Boston, MA; Thursday, March 14 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN; and Friday, March 22 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the amazing work that Nigel and the entire SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE team has done over the past nine seasons,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.  “This show is truly one of the most compelling series on television and I can’t wait to bring it back for Season 10.”

In Season Ten, producers will travel across the country in search of dancers who represent the best America has to offer. Those who shine during auditions will be given a ticket to Las Vegas for call-backs, where they work with top choreographers to learn and then be judged on multiple styles of dance. The best of the best will then move on to the live competition shows this summer.

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Audition Information:

Cities Dates Venues
Austin, TX Friday, Jan. 18 The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for the Performing Arts
701 W. Riverside Drive
Austin, TX 78704
Detroit, MI Monday, Feb. 11 Saint Andrew’s Hall
431 E. Congress Street
Detroit, MI 48226
Boston, MA Thursday, Feb. 21 Boston Opera House
539 Washington Street
Boston MA 02111
Memphis, TN Thursday, March 14 Orpheum Theatre
203 S. Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Los Angeles, CA Friday, March 22 The Orpheum Theatre
842 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

** Venue information may change so keep checking back here for the latest information.

Registration will begin at 8:00 AM at each venue. Auditioners traveling to cities for the open calls should make arrangements to stay for at least two days following their initial audition in the event of a callback.

Dancers must be either a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident of the U.S. or possess a current legal Employment Authorization Card enabling him/her to seek employment freely in the U.S. (i.e., without restrictions as to employer) by the date specified in the eligibility rules. Dancers must be no younger than 18 or older than 30 years of age on the first day they register for auditions. Any dancer who is a minor in his/her state of residence must also have a parent or legal guardian sign all required documents. Dancers must provide legal, valid proof of age when they register for auditions.

Check back here soon for full eligibility rules.

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Idol Round-Up

Your favorite Idol alumni have been busy this week joining shows, forming new bands and winning awards! Get all the latest news below:

Season 4 winner and Country superstarCarrie Underwood has been named Country Music Television’sArtist of the Year for 2012, along with Miranda Lambert. Congratulations, Carrie!

Since winning Season 11 of American Idol, Phillip Phillips has rapidly become one of music’s hottest new artists. It was just announced that the talented singer will be joining Matchbox 20 on the road for 21 dates this winter beginning January 29, 2013. Phillip’s first show will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Catoosa, OK. Phillip will be on tour with the popular band until February 27th, 2013! Get your tickets now.

Season 9’s Siobhan Magnus has a new gig! It was just announced that the soulful singer will be fronting a new 90s style band named Doubtful Guest featuring former members of Godsmack, Everclear, Candlebox, and ThirdEyeBlind.

Season 4’s top guy, Bo Bice, isheaded to Broadway! Hewill be in the cast of a Broadway revival of Pump Boys and Dinettes, according to the Associated Press. Be on the lookout as the show starts in March 2013.

Leah LaBelle of Season 3 is working on her debut album! Leah teamed up with producers Pharrell Williams and Jermaine Dupri. Williams and … read more