American Idol Spoilers, Preview of Season Eight

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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...

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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]