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New "Idol" Stage: Go Big Or Go Home!

3/10/2008 3:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A TMZ spy (and apparent art school dropout) was able to peep the new the stage "Idol" is setting up for the Top 12 and it is a sight to be seen. So here's the sketch and a pic.
American Idol stage
The band is located above the stage, towards the back, with a cityscape backdrop behind them. There are two spiral staircases located on each side of the stage that are connected by a walkway that goes over top of the stage. Each staircase has a landing area at the top with an LCD screen -- probably so Ryan can chat it up with the contestants with a Coke logo over his shoulder.

The judge's area is completely separate from the stage, leaving room for people to stand in front of the stage like at a concert. Our spy says it is all "way bigger" than any set-up "Idol" has used before.

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raggedy    

Hate that show

2342 days ago
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Cat    

first!!!!!!!! but this is stupid news and no one cares TMZ!!!!!!!!!!

2366 days ago
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JFq    

Cool

2366 days ago
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yonkers new york    

SECOND!!!! IT'S LIKE FIRST BUT WITHOUT THE BITTER AFTER-TASTE

2366 days ago
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Jenni    

OOOH..please get some more secret stage info...maybe "Moment of Truth" or Deal or No Deal'...I don't think I can wait much longer...hurry!

Boring..so boring I had to comment.

2366 days ago
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Rick Roll    

This is pretty cool, looking forward too see how it looks on TV.

2366 days ago
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ME    

wow that's amazing

2366 days ago
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Rick Roll    

They have to step up the look of the stage to counter the look of the contestants with all there troubles they have been having lately.

2366 days ago
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Tracee    

I agree that no one really cares. Who's even watching this show any more?

2366 days ago
10.

Rick Roll    

Just 30 Million People a week...but who's counting......

2366 days ago
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Jess    

I personally love American Idol. If you don't, that's fine, but why take the time to comment on something you don't care about. Don't you have better things to do than comment on things you don't even care about?

2366 days ago
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Cat    

look Jess biatch I wanted to be first, but YES I DO NOT CARE ABOUT AI'S STAGE...but the show is usually fun to watch :)

2366 days ago
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L.S    

Hate that show......

2366 days ago
14.

Sean    

Who gives a rat's patooeeee!!!!

2366 days ago
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PN    

Though I'll get to see the whole stage on Tuesday night, the new stage is spectacular! It looks like you're at a concert instead of a TV show. It's closest to what the major stars do with their tours with the staircases and walkways. They're giving the finalists more space to perform on the stage instead of having them and the band all cramped up on the stage at one time. This really steps American Idol a notch up from all the copycat talent shows that have bit their style the past 5 years or so. Very massive stage set!!!!!

2365 days ago

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