The ninth season of American Idol
is already underway: the first round of auditions have finished, the callbacks are underway, and sooner we could have an idea about who the Top 36 is. Behind the scenes, things are getting hot, too: Paula Abdul has left the show, and the search is on for a replacement as the rest feel sad about the departure. American Idol
season 9 is shaping up to be an interesting, different and anticipated season--and that's without us knowing who'll sing on the stage.
While season 9 has yet to kick off in January, we've begun talking about everything that surrounds the show. Check back here for news and other bits about American Idol
, and check back here again as the season gets underway, and our coverage gets underway, too.ArticlesAmerican Idol: Simon Cowell Closes In On $135-Million DealAmerican Idol: They Can Feel That Space Where Paula Used To BeAmerican Idol: Paula Abdul's Inevitable Departure (And All Those Repeated Questions)American Idol: Paula Abdul Says Goodbye After Eight SeasonsAmerican Idol: Kara's Return Made OfficialAmerican Idol: Kara DioGuardi Is ReturningAmerican Idol: Jennifer Lopez Denies Replacing Paula AbdulAmerican Idol: Brit Singer Cheryl Cole Reportedly Offered Paula Abdul's SeatAmerican Idol: Simon and Ryan Want Paula to StayAmerican Idol: Is Paula Abdul Worth $20 Million?American Idol: Is Paula Abdul Returning or Not?American Idol: Simon Cowell Denies $144-Million Deal RumorsAmerican Idol: Ryan Seacrest Triples His PaycheckAmerican Idol: Ryan Seacrest Set to Get Major Pay RaiseAmerican Idol: Paula Abdul Optimistic On ReturnAmerican Idol: Simon Cowell Might Get $144 Million Next SeasonAmerican Idol 9: Let It Begin All Over AgainSlideshowsPaula Abdul's 13 Craziest MomentsMiscellanyAmerican Idol PhotosAmerican Idol TriviaWhich 'American Idol' Personality Are You? Personality Quiz- Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of Fox)