MANILA, Philippines - Filipino-Americans Adriana Latonio, Bridget Jett Hermano, and Bryant Tadeo made it to American Idol Season 12's top 40 semi-finalists, determined during Hollywood week.
Now it's time for the next phase of the reality talent show's new format.
On February 21 and 22, 28 and March 1, 10 semi-finalists will perform every night, this time at the stage of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles LOVE Theatre at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
According to a release by ETC, the Vegas move is a new twist in the competition. The semi-finalists will once again be split up by gender — girls on Wednesdays, guys on Thursdays.
In every episode, judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Nicki Minaj have to choose 5 who will stay and move on to the next phase. Five will be sent home.
This means that after two weeks, only 20 contestants will remain.
Filipino fans of AI around the world are waiting to see if a Filipino will once again make it to the AI finals. Will this finally be the year we win the title? We have to wait, see, and express our support on social media. - Rappler.com
(American Idol Season 12 airs every Thursday and Friday via satellite at 6pm with a primetime replay at 8pm and 10pm on ETC.)