American Idol 2013: New Promo Released for Season 12 Premiere!

The American Idol 2013 season premiere is less than two weeks away! Can you believe it is already time for American Idol season 12? There are lots of changes in store for the new crop of hopeful contestants, including a brand new panel of American Idol 2013 judges: Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and — the only returning judge — Randy Jackson.

American Idol 2013 hopefuls
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In addition to an almost entirely new panel of American Idol season 12 judges, there are rumors of other major changes to how things may work this time around. One strong rumor in particular indicates that it will be the judges, not the voters, who narrow the field down to the top 10 or 12 to make sure the ‘right’ kind of finalists end up going into the live shows.

While we wait to find out exactly what will go down with the voting this season, and what other surprises the producers have in store, take a peek at a new American Idol 2013 video promo just released showing the madness of the audition rounds!

Before the live shows begin and those top 10 or 12 are revealed, there will be a whole bunch of cuts first by the judges. Although the American Idol 2013 premiere is still a couple of weeks away, the season is already well under way in the real world. American Idol 2013 spoilers have already revealed who appears to have made the top 40 this season. If you can’t wait to find out who they are, you can check out the spoilers here.

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