Ryan Seacrest, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr. Ryan Seacrest, Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick, Jr.

It's called The Chamber. Several crew members have nicknamed it the Sweatbox. But to American Idol hopefuls, this new photo booth-size capsule is the first stop on their journey to fame and fortune. Host Ryan Seacrest ushers the singers into the cramped compartment — outfitted with three cameras — where they can practice, pray or collect their thoughts before stepping through the door to the adjacent room to audition for judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr.

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