Well, this is something I am looking forward to. Others have said they liked The Voice better, but I don't. I wonder if having the 2 shows running at the same time will kick one of them to the curb.
It's a little too early for major spoilers, but I did find a list of many, many names of people who made it to Hollywood. It's such a long list, I won't copy it. I don't think I'm really supposed to anyway. But if you Google "American Idol Season 11 Spoilers," you'll find some stuff. Wetpaint has the extensive list of names, and Rickey has a list of people who made it to Hollywood last season, along with videos to help you remember them. I will list some of the returning contestants.
Hollie Cavanagh, British teen living in TX, got weepy during her audition.
DeAndre Brackensick, young teen with soulful voice and long, curly hair.
Scott Dangerfield, early 20s, longish hair and glasses from WI. Favorite of JLo's. Word is that he voluntarily dropped out last season to finish his eductaion.
Frances Coontz, young teen with dark, curly hair. One of the meanies who wouldn't let Jacee Badeaux join her group. Doing that didn't hurt Scotty though.
Brandy Neelly, being featured in this season's promos. Doesn't sound like she got much air time last season, though.
Travis Orlando, had sad stories of being homeless. Was pretty popular.
Jessica Furney, not from last season, but prior seasons.