Changes are on the way for American Idol‘s 10th season – and executive producer Nigel Lythgoe is sharing all of the details!
Here’s what to expect, via TV Guide:
Contestants will make music videos, promote themselves and work with a band and dancers for a showstopping performance similar to what you’d see at an awards show.
There will not be a Top 24 round this year – rounds will start at the top 12!
Theme weeks will center around decades instead of particular artists – contestants will enlist in the help of Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine as their in-house mentor.
Idol will be back on FOX beginning Wednesday, January 12!