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American Idol 2011: Inside Scoop

American Idol 2011 Kicked off tonight, January 19. Did you watch it? What do you think about the new American Idol Judges. Tonight marks the 10th anniversary season. Golden Globe-nominated actress, platinum-selling recording artist, movie producer and entrepreneur Jennifer Lopez and multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steven Tyler, the frontman of Aerosmith the best-selling American rock band of all time have joined American Idol as judges. There are a few format changes to the show!

Keep reading after the jump to find out the few changes to the show and the inside scoop!

The Judges will narrow the group down to around 40 contestants & they will introduce a “sing for your life” round. This will allow the contestants to sing one song then after all of the contestants have performed the judges will pair it down to around 12-15 finalist. The round of 24 will be removed completely. The finalists will all live together in a mansion where they will live until they are voted off.

During the final rounds they will be able to have background dancers and changes to the set as they sing! Along, with all of this it is rumored that they will be sing a music video to see how well they look and sing in front of a camera.

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