Season 2 of American started in December of 2012 with several changes.
This season many changes have been made to production. The show is no longer walk on and contestants must now audition, go to Hollywood, and then finish off in the Top 24 stage before going to the Top 14.
GentlemanG and both backup judges have been since fired from American Idol and are now replaced by last year’s winner and runner – up, tuter32 and albinok1ng. tuter32 has a made a pact to judge the show till its end. MonaMania is continuing with being a judge this season.
40 hopefuls tried out with 1 Dream – to be the next American Idol!