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American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week Live Recap: Round 1 — Watch With Us! (VIDEOS)

The first round of American Idol Hollywood Week for Season 12 has arrived! Thousands of hopefuls auditioned across the country. Only a select few were chosen from each city to receive a Golden Ticket to Hollywood. Which of your favorite singers will impress American Idol 2013 judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson enough to move on to Vegas Week? Join us for our American Idol live recap of Hollywood Week round 1 and watch what happens with us!

To be technically correct, on American Idol 2013 this season we actually have two Hollywood Weeks rather than one. The producers shook things up this time around and decided to separate the guys and the girls, giving each group their own week. The men will kick things off tonight in a two hour show starting at 8 p.m. on Fox, followed by a one hour show on Thursday. The ladies will take the stage next week to battle it out for a place in the Top 40. (BTW, you can sneak a peek at who makes it to the Top 40 in our American Idol spoilers here.)

The contestants for American Idol Season 12 Hollywood Rounds will have to perform three times for the judges. The first will be an a cappella solo, followed by a group performance, and then solos accompanied by a band.

The group round is always incredibly dramatic and tension-filled. Singers clash with teammates and fabulous performers sometimes get tanked and eliminated simply because of bad chemistry or a failure to practice together enough. However, this season for American Idol 2013 Hollywood Week, the producers will be selecting the groups rather than letting the contestants pick. We can only hope this will create much better performances... and not be an even bigger fail.

Are you ready for the first night of American Idol Hollywood Week for Season 12? We are! Be sure to stay tuned right here for our live recap of tonight’s show starting at 8 p.m. and watch all the action with us! Meanwhile, if you just need more Idol right now, you can read up on our American Idol spoilers for Hollywood Week!

Click here for our live American Idol Hollywood Week round 1 recap starting right now!

02.7.2013 / 06:33 AM EDT by Wetpaint Staff
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