American Idol

Season 12 Episode 5

Long Beach, CA & San Antonio, TX Auditions

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 30, 2013 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • Due to the fire alarm going off on the Queen Mary, everyone had to evacuate. After a while everyone was let back on, and auditions resumed as normal.

    • On Day 1 of the Long Beach auditions Mariah was stuck in traffic and Nicki Minaj was at a rehearsal for an awards show. At the start it was just Randy and Keith, and Mariah showed up later and Nicki showed up even later.

    • Ryan mentioned the new American Idol App, and said that it can later on be used to vote. More details are explained in a future episode.

    • This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #idolsanantonio, #idolduo, #idolnominate, #tiebreaker, #idolauditions, #idollongbeach, #idolinspire and #goldenticket.

    • 40 people made it on to the Hollywood Round from San Antonio, & 50 people made it on to the Hollywood Round from Los Angeles.

  • Quotes

  • Notes

    • Despite it not being the end of an episode the words "to be continued" appeared on screen before the commercial break when the fire alarm was going off.

    • For the first time ever, auditions take place on a boat, as the Long Beach auditions were held on the famous, Queen Mary.

  • Allusions