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American Idol Season 12 : New Judges, New Audition Twists

January 14, 2013

I dread the mic! I can talk in front of the people like an activist, but don’t expect melodies and lyrics to come out. When the country manager of Indonesia invited us for dinner, and the function room happens to have a karaoke machine – you can feel my dread crossing across seas and vibrating in the Philippines. Why, of all machines would that function room have a karaoke machine? Why not, sewing machine? an ATM machine? or a washing machine?!

So he told me, “you know what, all the Filipinos who come here love to sing..” ( – well.. I am an exception!) I want to evaporate at that moment. It is not just my father’s surname that I am representing, but Filipinos too – Filipinos who love to sing and are great at that!

Filipinos and the whole Asia will unite once again as Star World brings the US’s top reality TV show (for 8 consecutive years!)- American Idol! Star World will deliver American Idol Season 12 to every household in Southest Asia, India, Taiwan and Middle East.

Click Read More to know exciting twists in the American Idol Season 12…

The Judges

New season, new rosters of judges – Randy Jackson will be joined by country music star Keith Urban (Nicole Kidman’s hubby!), quirky pop star – Nicki Minaj (let’s sing SuperBass and Starships), and who doesn’t know, Mariah Carey who has been in the industry for 20 years! Then of course, the show will be hosted by Emmy-nominated TV host, Ryan Seacrest!

What is exciting, a (twitter) fight between Mariah and Nicki (?) – which was reported during the preliminary auditions in 2012. There would be agreements, yes.. but this kind of things add spice to the show – not to mention the out of this world stints of idol-wannabes!

New Twists

There would be new twists to the show:

American Idol Small Town Audition Bus Tour – which will bring the audition to the smaller cities in America for those talents who cannot go to the audition. We know stories of small town girl/boy who made it big in the industry. Sounds like a fairy tale. Very exciting!

Nominate an Idol Program – if your family loves you and believes in your talent, they might already be filling out the form and submitting your home-made video – then, surprise, surprise! The American Idol will raid your house and give you a chance to advance in the audition!

These would add new exciting deets to the show with wider demographics of talents and not-so-talented.

Season 12 of American Idol premieres this January 17, 2013 at 6PM 
with replays at 8PM and 11PM on Star World!
Are you expecting another Filipino to rise and shine on American Idol Season 12?

And by the way, regarding my story above – I did sing that night. Backstreet Boys and Beatles (A Little Help from My Friends) was on the playlist!

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