'American Idol' contestants in town for sudden death competition
(KTNV) -- Contestants for the latest season of "American Idol" are now in town, competing in a new format: Sudden death.
In the sudden death competition, 10 contestants compete each night with half of those being sent home.
At the end of the sudden death competition, only 20 contestants out of the original 40 will return to Hollywood.
The competition has been taking place in "The Beatles' Love" Theater at The Mirage.
There will be two more competitions next week and the Top 20 will be announced Feb. 28.
'American idol' Recap: Sudden Death Begins in Las Vegas -- Rolling Stone