As American Idol delves deeper into its ninth season, fans will start to concentrate on potential break-out artists and finalists such as Katelyn Epperly and Aaron Kelly.

For now, though, the upcoming departure of Simon Cowell is still a major topic. What does Kara DioGuardi think about her fellow judge saying goodbye?

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Might the name Lambert get lucky two years in a row on American Idol?

As fans know, Adam Lambert made it all the way to the final two on season eight of the country's most-watched program.

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It took us longer than usual - because Hollywood week started taping later on a later date than past seasons - but our American Idol sources have come through yet again:

They've uncovered the names of most of the 24 season nine finalists.

American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]