Ellen DeGeneres finally joins American Idol on its Hollywood Round

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The excitement has been building, and the moment America has been waiting for is almost here! Ellen DeGeneres joins judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi, Randy Jackson and host Ryan Seacrest to help winnow down the AMERICAN IDOL contestants during the Hollywood Round beginning Wednesday, Feb. 10 on Star World.

During the Hollywood Round beginning this week, hopefuls from around the nation will endure an intense rehearsal schedule and pressure-packed auditions as they vie for a coveted spot among the Top 24. Contestants will be put to the test during solo performances and group numbers Wednesday, Feb. 10, Thursday, Feb. 11 and Wednesday, Feb. 17 the judges decide who will make it through and who will go home. Finally, on Thursday, Feb. 18, this season’s Top 24 semifinalists will be revealed.

The following week, it will be solely up to America to decide who will garner a spot in the Top 12. On Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Top 12 female semifinalists take the AMERICAN IDOL stage for the first time to perform LIVE for the judges and for the nation. On this season’s first night of voting, the contestants will sing their hearts out in hopes of winning America’s vote and surviving another week in the competition. Tune in to see who impresses the judges and who buckles under the pressure.

On Thursday, Feb. 25 the Top 12 male semifinalists will sing their hearts out LIVE for America and the AMERICAN IDOL judges. After the performances, America will vote, and on the first LIVE results show airing Thursday, Feb. 25 four semifinalists – two girls and two boys – will be eliminated from the competition and sent home.

Watch American Idol this Wednesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. (with same day replay at 8 p.m. on Star World.

American Idol Season 9 is presented by Greenwich, Philippines’ favorite Pizza chain.

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