Season 8, Episode 1 American Idol

First Aired: January 13, 2009

Season 8 kicks off with new judge Kara DioGuardi and returning arbiters Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson rating (and likely berating) a fresh pool of aspiring crooners in Phoenix. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

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  • Premiered: June 11, 2002
  • Rating: TV-PG
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  • Premise: Wannabe pop stars compete for a record deal by crooning for a panel of judges. The judges review a performer's talent (or lack thereof) and at-home viewers then vote for their favorite potential star. (more)

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