Sunday, February 10, 2008

Watch American Idol 7 Hollywood Round Live Online

All 164 talented contestants will endure a grueling rehearsal and audition schedule during the Hollywood round as they try to make the Top 24. The Hollywood round Part 1 will be shown on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 8PM ET/PT and Part 2 shown on Wednesday, Feb. 13 where the top 24 Semifinalists will be announced.

Although viewers won't see it play out on television until Feb 12th & 13th, American Idol has allegedly selected its Top 24 seventh-season semifinalists. "The Top 24 were chosen today - and no, I have no updates at this time." -- Joesplace

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"Joesplace'" claims appeared to be supported by a Pasadena Star-News report in which Rick Barr, the general manager of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, confirmed American Idol filmed at the auditorium on Tuesday.

"Fox officials don't want people around here," Barr told the Star-News. "This is not an audition, it's an elimination thing - they're not singing and dancing. They find out whether they go on or not."

The show was also seen filming about sixteen American Idol 7 contestants arriving in and emerging from Ford vehicles on the steps of Pasadena City Hall early Tuesday morning.

"I can confirm that we are shooting today, but details are confidential," - Fox publicist Jill Hudson

"Two people working on the film crew" reportedly said that they were "filming a commercial," however additional details were not made available, including the exact number of contestants present for the shoot. As one of the show's three major sponsors, Idol contestants regularly appear in Ford commercials throughout each season's broadcast run.

Idol has filmed segments for previous Idol installments on the steps of Pasadena Civic Auditorium and in the building's Gold Room, Ariel Penn, Pasadena's head of the city's film office, told the Star-News.

However the auditorium's steps are currently closed for construction, which Penn cited as a potential explanation for why the City Hall filming may have occurred.

Idol's seventh-season is currently entrenched in its audition-episode broadcasts, which will end with the show's February 6 broadcast. The initial portion of the Hollywood Round -- where 160 hopefuls get narrowed to the season's 24 semifinalists -- filmed in late November. Check out American Idol 7 Full Schedule.

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