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American Idol: New Judge, Same Bad Contestants

Well, it's back we guess. American Idol returned for an eighth season last night with a mean new judge, a hilarious new executive producer, and renewed promises to keep awfulness to a minimum. Will this year's search again result in the glorious discovery of incredible new singing talent? Or will it be like every other year prior to last? Last night, Idol rolled through Phoenix on the hunt for the next Archuleta. How'd it go? Bad! After the jump, we recap last night's episode in typical chart-based fashion.





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