The show is that more people vote on than the Presidential elections is back. American Idol returns for a ninth season and once again it will be full of some great voices and also some absolutely brutal ones. The biggest change to Season 9 is the departure of Paula Abdul. She is gone as one of the judges but fear not, they have another one in the waiting. Ellen DeGeneres is set to fill in for Abdul’s departure and should bring a unique and funny perspective to the show. Of course, Randy Jackson and Simon Cowell will be back as well.
Created by Simon Fuller, the show’s goal is still to find the best singer in the country, although some would say that it’s more of a popularity contest than an actual talent show. Former winners include Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Jordin Sparks. These winners have all gone on to successful careers. It should be said that only the women winners have had success after the show. Taylor Hicks might be stocking shelves at the local grocery show.
The format and all is the same. At the start of the season, we’ll see more of the bad than the good. But towards the end, the true talent always rises to the top. American Idol airs on Fox on both Tuesday and Wednesdays, depending on voting schemes. To be sure you should check your local listings. If you miss any of the broadcasts, you can get caught up at the following sites:
The official site to catch all the latest episodes of American Idol (in HD). Along with episodes are various bonus clips and features.
Popular online site is like an online DVR. Subscribe to a wide array of shows and their player is also in HD. Hulu redirects you to the American Idol website.
This site is like Hulu except a little younger. We’re pretty sure that Fancast will also redirect you to the American Idol website as well for bonus features as well as full episodes.
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