American Idol Spoilers: Ricco Barrino! A Lobster!

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The seventh season of American Idol begins tonight - and we'll recap every last detail up until the next winner is announced in May.

For now, we've gotten our hands on the following pair of brief American Idol spoilers:

  • A former champion's brother tries out.

So much for the suspense: it's Ricco Barrino, brother of season four winner Fantasia. Don't get too excited, though: Simon Cowell recently said in an interview that Ricco wasn't exactly Idol material.

  • A lobster auditions.

Okay, it's just Erin Hughes. And she's merely dressed as a lobster. But consider this one of numerous untalented singers who will attempt to earn their 15 minutes any way they can:


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]