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American Idol Season 11 returns

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Written by : published Tuesday 17th January 2012

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American Idol returns this week with Judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, and veteran Randy Jackson for its 11th season. The two-night season premiere kicks off on January 18, 2012 and January 19, 2012 followed by a special, Sunday night episode on January 22, 2012. This season features audition cities in South Carolina, Colorado, Texas, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oregon, California, and Missouri. Judges audition cities include Savannah, Georgia; Aspen, Colorado; Galveston, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Portland, Oregon; San Diego, California; and St. Louis, Missouri. Those interested in staying up to date with the show can follow the judges and host Ryan Seacrest on Twitter. Once the finalists are selected, you will be able to follow your favorite artist on Facebook and Twitter as well.


American Idol debuted in the United States on June 11, 2002 and is the Americanized version of the UK hit series “Pop Idol.” American Idol has earned rave reviews in the U.S. and continues to be a ratings favorite. There have been ten “American Idol” winners including Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook, Kris Allen, Lee DeWyze, and Scotty McCreery. Many of American Idol’s runner-ups and other contestants have enjoyed successful, lucrative music careers as well. Some examples of previous American Idol successes include Adam Lambert, Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson, Clay Aiken, Katharine McPhee, Elliott Yamin and Kellie Pickler.


The beginning episodes of American Idol are known for their drama and entertaining factor as the judges go through contestants auditioning for a spot in the top 100 and a chance to make it to Hollywood week.

Tune in to American Idol which airs on Fox:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 from 8:00-10:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 8:00-9:00 p.m.

A special American Idol episode will air on:

Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET and 7:00-8:00 p.m. PT.

You may follow American Idol on the following social media networking sites: 

www.facebook.com/AmericanIdol

www.twitter.com/AmericanIdol  / #AmericanIdol

American Idol on Myspace

@RyanSeacrest

@yo_randyjackson

@JLo

@iamstevent

*Photo Credit: Warwick Saint / FOX

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