During one of the commercial breaks a preview of the music video for Madonna's new single "Give Me All Your Luvin'" Ft. Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. was shown, which was promoted by American Idol.
46 people made it on to the Hollywood Round
There actually was one more city (New Jersey) that they went to for auditions but the audition episode was not shown, the first time that a scheduled audition that had taken place was not shown. However the New Jersey audition was a late addition to the schedule. The audition was held but the attendance was reportedly low. Contestants known to have auditioned in New Jersey were listed as having auditioned elsewhere on the official American Idol website. This was only the second time (Season 8 being the first) where there were 8 cities.