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 (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.

  • QUOTES (0)

  • 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.