Credit: Fox Photo: American Idol 2013 Premiere Auditions

What happens in Vegas usually stays in Vegas, but not when you have American Idol spoilers being leaked! Thanks to MJs Big Blog, we have a bit more of an idea of what we can expect in the following weeks on American Idol 2013 as the Top 40 hopefuls head to Sin City.

Season 12 will be the first time the show splits the hopefuls and gives the girls a night and the guys a night. Each night of the semi-finals, the judges will be tasked with sending five hopefuls home, while five remain to vie for the ultimate title. Wanna get with the program? Check out the schedule below:

*Wednesday, February 20 --  Semifinalist Round, Part 1 -- First group of 10 guys perform
*Thursday, February 21 -- First group of 10 girls perform
*Wednesday, February 27 -- Second group of 10 guys perform
*Thursday, February 28 -- Second group of 10 girls perform

*Each American Idol 2013 episode will be two hours long.

Live shows begin in March:

Tuesday, March 5 -- Top 10 male semifinalists perform live
Wednesday, March 6 -- Top 10 female semifinalists perform live
Thursday, March 7 -- LIVE results show, in which the top 10 finalists are revealed!

Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe explained in the preseason that the split between guys and girls in Las Vegas was to put more focus on the contestants. Do you agree with this?

Source: MJs Big Blog