More changes may be in store for 'American Idol'
December 8th, 2010
06:00 PM ET

More changes may be in store for 'American Idol'

Looks like “American Idol” may be trying to kick things up a few more notches.

According to “The Hollywood Reporter,” producers are considering several ideas for the upcoming season, including possibly having the Top 12 contestants live together in a house in the Hollywood Hills. No word yet on whether the show will feature behind-the-scenes footage of the Top 12 in their communal home.

Said contestants may also be more accessible to fans via social networking. Last season’s group started out the season on Twitter, but those individual accounts were eventually discarded for a main, show account.

There is also talk that this year’s contestants might take a road trip to Las Vegas to connect with the Beatles-inspired Cirque du Soleil  “Love” show.

CNN did not receive a response from Fox when contacted regarding the reported new changes.

Other changes that have already been confirmed include new judges, a lower age limit for auditions, a move to Wednesday and Thursday nights and contestants being charged with creating their own music videos during the show.


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  1. greymare

    That is how the show was in the beginning. This is nothing new. They used to live in a big mansion together. I remember years ago when Clay Aiken moved in to the mansion, the girls were giving him trouble because he was afraid of the pool. LOL

    December 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Laughing at Pearl Harbor Girl

    We need better education in our schools. Parents need to check your kids' homework with them. Instead of having your kids watch silly tv shows like American Idol or playing Wii all hours of the night, have them sit down and read a book. Please don't let your kids grow up to be like Pearl Harbor Girl. She is dumb and made a fool of herself on the internet. Her future looks bleak but its not too late for your kids.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • So Funny...So Sad

      Funny stuff!! When you want to make a point you need to make sure you get your facts right. I agree with "Laughing at Pearl.." America places to much value on trivial stuff and fail to understand that "those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it"....education is key.... make something of yourselves...other than a laughing stock.

      December 9, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. apparently old lady

    Since when was there an age limit for talent.......i didnt realize that anyone over the age of 25 was too old to be talented.......guess that means that aerosmith and the rolling stones are dead huh??

    December 9, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. sdg

    What AI needs is a restriction on how many times you can vote each week! I don't even bother anymore since I can't sit up all night texting votes over and over.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  5. Not watching

    Idol will not be the same without Simon. I'm sorry, but J-Lo and Steven Tyler will not be able to offer the same level of honesty that seems genuine without trying to make themselves appear intelligent.

    Prediction: A.I. done in 2 seasons and Simon's new show will be a huge hit.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. art vandolay

    Just bring back Paula and Simon–and all will be well in Idol-land. Naybe Sanjaya too!

    December 9, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. Bye, Idol!

    Please cancel this show. It was so great at first and has really gone down hill. Now you expect me to watch without Simon and with Jennifer Lopez, watch contestant's homemade videos, and watch them living in their house, trying to drum up some drama? Please! I miss the old A.I. and will NOT be tuning in anymore...just my opinion.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. DMR

    Idol the last couple of seasons was not very good, the new judges and these other changes should pretty much kill the show.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Shaka

    Please, no more Beatles nights!

    December 9, 2010 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. canadianman

    Did you say china did pearl harbour?

    December 9, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  11. CookDuds

    TV is gimmick to get rating. Idea is there b/c there's an audience – American public. Signs of American values and its state.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  12. Ac

    I think the new chnges should be.. They should come clean and admit the whole show is a fraud and the phone calls have absolutely nothing to do with who wins.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Bull

      I like to see a $2.00 per call /vote charge .Then use the money here in the US .

      December 9, 2010 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  13. eday

    Agree on palin Comment

    December 9, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  14. Ryan Seacrest

    I don't care what they do with American Idol, as long as the Palin's stay far away from it. Momma Bear and Bristol Big Britches are clearly a dangerous duo. Besides, we'll be seeing plenty of them when dumb, Christain, fear-mongering America vote them into office in 2012. Seacrest out!

    December 9, 2010 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  15. LoJenk

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVdV4X2M2AI&w=640&h=390]

    December 9, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  16. SKY

    FACT; YES I CARE ABOUT PEARL HARBOR DAY, AND YES I SEEN THE SHIPS IN HAWAII
    AND TALKED TO THE PEOPLE THAT LIVED THERE....MILLION DO CARE.
    IT WASN'T A GAME IT WAS REAL AND THEY CALL IT "WAR".
    THEIR WERE THOUSANDS OF WINNER. NO LOOSER.

    December 8, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Go to school

      Go back to school, stay in school, study, something but learn the difference between "there" and "their"!!!!!!!!!!

      December 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Pearl Harbor Gurl

    Does anyone care about Pearl Harbor Day?Anybody even seen it?China was a surprise attack against Hawaii.

    December 8, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. SKY

    FACT; ONE OUT OF A THOUSAND....WILL MAKE IT. AND YOU KNOW EVERY YOUNG PERSON THERE
    IS TRYING HIS BEST TO MAKE A BETTER LIFE FOR HIMSELF AND HIS FAMILY.....SO YOU WANT ME TO
    SIT AND WATCH A SHOW THAT REJECTS 50 PEOPLE A WEEK. MY HEART WON'T ALLOW THAT
    ANYMORE...BECAUSE IT NOT A JOKE, OR A GAME...ITS REAL.

    December 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hannah

      That's the nature of show business...If the people that audition for American Idol are serious about making it, it's a necessary step to get used to what they want to pursue. Everyone needs to learn to take criticism, particularly those who are trying to make it in a business that is so critical. I'm all for following your dreams, but sometimes the best way to provide for your family is to get a stable job.

      December 9, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Mike

      Whaaaa !!!!

      January 17, 2011 at 5:37 am | Report abuse |

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