‘Idol Party Live’ Will Feature Analysis, Celebrities And Karaoke

MTV News' Jim Cantiello's weekly 'American Idol' live stream starts this Thursday at 10 p.m. ET.

“American Idol” fans, you’ve been cordially invited to attend MTV News’ brand-new weekly interactive online series, “Idol Party Live”! And unlike semifinalist Scotty McCreery’s get-togethers, there’s no need to “lock them doors” nor “turn the lights down low.”

Hosted by “Idol” expert and MTV News correspondent Jim Cantiello, “Idol Party Live” is your new destination for can’t-miss post-game analysis, commentary, interviews, conspiracy theories, “Idol” insanity, karaoke and more.

Every Thursday, immediately following the “American Idol” results show, Jim and a special celeb guest will gab about all the drama, music and Steven Tyler-isms that make “Idol” a TV addict’s dream. Plus, viewers can join in the fun by tweeting their passionate opinions with the hashtag #idolparty. The best tweets will get shout-outs live on the air, and our favorite commenters may be asked to Skype in for a future episode.

In addition to past “Idol” stars, Jim will be joined by celebrities who watch the show just as religiously as he does. Find out who in Hollywood is rooting for your favorite season 10 contestant!

Did the right singer go home? Who had our favorite performance of the week? How much spit did Jacob Lusk unleash on the front row of the studio audience? Did Lauren Alaina really flirt with Steven Tyler again?! And what was up with that eyebrow-raising results-show performance from [insert current music star's name here]? “Idol Party Live” will dish on all the fun, burning questions that pop up throughout the “Idol” season.

And since it wouldn’t be an “Idol” show without some ear-piercing karaoke, each episode will end with Jim and his guest performing the song they would have selected had they been on “Idol” that week.

So don’t miss the premiere of “Idol Party Live” on MTV.com this Thursday night at 10 p.m. ET, the moment “Idol” goes off the air. (Don’t worry West Coasters, we’ll have the entire show archived on the site by the time the results show airs in your neck of the woods.)

Get your “Idol” fix on MTV News’ “American Idol” page, where you’ll find all the latest news, interviews and opinions.