Idol Exclusive: First Look at the Season 12 Stage!

To paraphrase a great Sheryl Crow song (one which Season 12 front-runner Kree Harrison might want to consider covering) American Idol is leaving Las Vegas — and headed back to its usual set on the CBS Studios lot in Los Angeles for tonight’s Top 20 results telecast.

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And while this season’s Idol stage doesn’t represent a radical overhaul from the one where Phillip Phillips, Jessica Sanchez, Joshua Ledet and their compadres did battle last year, sharp-eyed Idoloonies will notice a few tweaks to the color scheme and backdrop in the two photos below. All that’s missing from the “judges’ eye view” shot are those signature Coca-Cola cups and the ghost of Paula Abdul’s seal clap!

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Check out the pics, share your thoughts on the Season 12 stage, and then throw down your predictions how America’s vote will go!

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Comments (20)

  • The theatre is so much smaller than it appeals on TV. Kudos to the camera people.

    Comment by andrew rogers (@sublymonal) – March 7, 2013 01:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Michael – how about telling us what is going on with Joshua Ledet. His “Broken Man” was AMAZING….but no tour dates? I can’t find any info!!! Heeeelllppp!

      Comment by JudyVee – March 7, 2013 06:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was just thinking that looking at the pics. The Price is Right is also taped at CBS, and I remember the theater being tiny compared to what I was used to seeing on TV.

      Comment by deedee – March 7, 2013 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I was sort of hoping for something a LITTLE different, but I supposed some consistency is good for the show. The audience seems so small and detached though. Maybe a metaphor for this season’s viewing audience?

    I’d be lying if the sight of this stage didn’t get me a little excited though. Bring it on!

    Comment by Brandon – March 7, 2013 01:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Anyone care to start predicting? Mine…..

    Women:

    Angela
    Kree
    Amber
    Candice
    Aubrey

    Possible Wild Card: Breanna

    Men:

    Burnell
    Paul
    Devin
    Cortez
    Lazaro

    Possible wild card: Curtis

    Comment by lemon – March 7, 2013 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nigel liked the results, so that means Janelle is in.

      Comment by Timmah – March 7, 2013 01:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Hmm… Hard to say…you may be right. I’ll put Janelle at 5th place, and Aubrey as the WC. Breanna–out.

        Comment by lemon – March 7, 2013 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I am gonna be soooo PO’d if Breanna is out. She gave one of my favorite performances two weeks in a row. Janelle has bombed TWICE IMO and Aubrey is all look and little substance / personality.

          Comment by Kelly – March 7, 2013 04:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • yup and that also means no wild card :(

        Comment by HTGRWHOM – March 7, 2013 06:29 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t recall it looking so fashion runway-ish before.

    Comment by Timmah – March 7, 2013 01:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Top 5 Women:
    Angie
    Kree
    Candice
    Janelle
    Amber
    Wildcard: Breanna or Aubrey
    Top 5 Men:
    Vincent
    Paul
    Lazaro
    Curtis
    Devin
    Wild Card: Nick or Burnell

    Comment by Damien Roberts (@dam744) – March 7, 2013 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Too pageanty!

    Comment by Tim – March 7, 2013 02:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My predictions:

    Women:
    Kree
    Candice
    Angela
    Janelle
    Aubrey (should be Amber or Beanna)

    Wild Card: Amber

    For the record, I don’t think Janelle or Aubrey deserve to go on. It should be Breanna.

    Men:
    Burnell
    Lazaro
    Devin
    Paul
    Nick

    Wild Card: Curtis (outside chance of Vincent)

    Comment by Kelly – March 7, 2013 04:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • No liveblogging tonight? I want to see America’s awful choices as they happen!

    Comment by Timmah – March 7, 2013 05:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • This show is fixed.

    Comment by Davey – March 7, 2013 05:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Janelle is out of a beauty pageant. She Miss Generic Country Singer..

    Comment by Davey – March 7, 2013 06:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Girls were as expected and close to as desired here other than Nigel’s Janelle making it over Breanna or Aubrey and, sadly, once Nigel got Candice and Janelle and Angie in you knew there was zero chance for wild card. I think he was worried about Janelle but she made it and that was that.
    .
    We really could dump two of the guys and slot in Breanna and Aubrey but Nigel decided to cut yet even faster. 40 to 24 to 13 was fast enough but 40 to 20 to 10 is just stupid. Why does he copy the worst of The Voice and the XFactor?

    Comment by HTGRWHOM – March 7, 2013 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yup, Nigel got what he wanted, and now the show sucks for everyone who is under 60.

      Comment by Timmah – March 7, 2013 06:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • hmm apparently there is some sort of weird wild card next week, but perhaps only to go on tour and not on the show?? and it’s guy vs girl????

    Comment by HTGRWHOM – March 7, 2013 06:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think all of the right choices were made tonight, except for Janelle. I’d rather have Breanna in her place.

    Comment by Leah Hoffman – March 7, 2013 06:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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