Barack Obama's inauguration won't be the most exciting event to take place on a Tuesday in January.
A week prior to this ceremony, American Idol premieres its eighth season.
The show will have a new judge (Kara DioGuardi) and a new format (36 contestants, as opposed to the typical 24, will move on to the finals), but the same weekly excitement of trying to find the next Carrie Underwood or Jordin Sparks.
In an earlier spoiler post, we announced the names of a few contestants rumored to move on to the Hollywood round.
Since then, our research team has uncovered even more names and pictures of these aspiring singers. Click on the following photos to read more about various season eight contestants, any one of which might be our next American Idol...