American Idol

Season 12 Episode 11

Vegas Round 1

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Feb 20, 2013 on FOX
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Vegas Round 1

In a new twist, the competition moves to Las Vegas, where the Top 40 semifinalists will be split into males and females. Starting tonight, 10 female semifinalists will perform and the judges will be faced with the tough decision of choosing which five will stay each night and which five will be sent home. Watch to find out if your favorite female singers make the cut.

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Contestants going through to the Semis:
        Teena Torris
        Kree Harrison
        Angela Miller
        Amber Holcomb
        Adriana Latonio

        Contestants Eliminated:
        Jenny Beth Willis
        Brandy Hotard
        Kamaria Ousley
        Shubha Vedula

      • This episode's Twitter hashtags were: #IDOLSUDDENDEATH and #IDOLGIRLS.

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    • NOTES (3)

      • Songs sung tonight:
        Jenny Beth Willis-"Heaven, Heartache and the Power of Love" by Trisha Yearwood
        Teena Torris-"Soulmate" by Natasha Bedingfield
        Adriana Latonio-"Ain't No Way" by Aretha Franklin
        Brandy Hotard-"Anymore" by Travis Tritt
        Shubha Vedula-"Born This Way" by Lady Gaga
        Kamaria Ousley-"Mr. Know It All" by Kelly Clarkson
        Kree Harrison-"Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)" by Patty Griffin
        Angela Miller-"Nobody's Perfect" by Jessie J
        Isabelle-"God Bless the Child" by Billie Holiday
        Amber Holcomb-"My Funny Valentine" by Chaka Khan

      • Although this is still a pre-semis round, the judging seating is what it will be for the remainder of the season. It is (From left to right) Keith, Nicki, Randy and Mariah. For the first time it is a girl that sits in that last seat, and not in the middle. It is also the first time it is not either Randy or Simon.

      • This is a brand new Round added before the Live Semi-Finals. It is called "Sudden Death". Like the last couple of years, this is in Las Vegas, however it is done more like the Semis and Finals, as each contestant sings in front of a live audience, and then critique is given by each judge. However, America does not vote, but rather, like with the Hollywood/Las Vegas rounds of past the Judges make cuts, that night. 10 performers perform each night (Girls on one night, Boys the next) for two weeks. 5 go through to America's vote while 5 get sent home each night, until there is a Top 20. The venue is the same as the Las Vegas round in Season 10, which is The Beatles Love at the Mirage. There is no "Las Vegas" Round (singing in groups etc.) or a "Sing For Your Life" Round, although that is basically what this is, but changed up.

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