‘American Idol’ Season 12 Auditions Kickoff: Behind the Scenes With Ryan Seacrest (VIDEO)

By: Wes Ferguson / June 8, 2012

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Just two mere weeks ago, Phillip Phillipswho underwent surgery Wednesday on his kidney, was crowned season 11’s winner. But the show has already kicked off auditions to discover next year’s champ.

Celebuzz was on the scene at Dodgers Stadium in downtown Los Angeles Thursday morning, where Idol host Ryan Seacrest worked the crowd of hopefuls into a frenzy. The rowdy group of performers filled the parking lot, where the 37-year-old multi-hyphenate filmed his stand-up segments for the show.

Ever wonder how Seacrest and producers film those audition aerials and shots for the show?

Watch the Celebuzz video to see how it all goes down behind the scenes!

American Idol is heading into season 12 with this latest round of auditions.