American Idol preview: Singer faints on stage at Hollywood Week: video
Hopefuls who earned a golden ticket during the various audition rounds will gather in Los Angeles this week hoping to impress judges Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson and progress in the competition.
However, a preview released by Fox suggests that the pressure becomes too much for some contestants, including one hopeful who appears to fall off the stage when she faints.
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American Idol's executive producer Nigel Lythgoe recently told followers on Twitter: "Hollywood #AmericanIdol week is so tough. 5 contestants collapsed with one falling dramatically from the stage. It was extremely frightening (sic)."
Lopez has described season 11's Hollywood Week as "brutal", saying: "We had kids falling by the wayside... Kids were forgetting their words. Shaking in their voice. People we thought were going to be in the Top 10 were just crumbling. We were like, 'What is going on?'. I guess it was the pressure of seeing the previous season and how it was big."
However, Jackson added that while Hollywood Week was "physically intense" for a lot of the contestants, it was just as stressful or maybe "even more intense" for the judges.
American Idol airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8/7c on Fox