It's time for the seventh season. Malcolm X Abram and I recently collected some thoughts about the show, which you can find here.
The season begins with four weeks of auditions.(You can find a schedule here.), followed by the Hollywood round on Feb. 12-13.
Viewers start voting after performance shows featuring the top 24 contestants (12 men, 12 women) on Feb. 19-20, with the first results show on Feb. 21. The Top 12 total will be announced on March 6.
I expect to be blogging on a regular basis starting with tonight's show. Malcolm and I are also discussing podcasts but haven't scheduled anything yet.