The wait is over American Idol returns tonight (January 17th, 2011) with its 11th season. There will be brand new contestants, a superstar judging panel and the best and worst of auditions. Host Ryan Seacrest and judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler traveled across the country to Savannah, Aspen, Galveston, Pittsburgh, Portland, San Diego and St. Louis where the good, the bad and the outrageous auditioned for their shot at stardom.
The show is still going strong thanks to a revamped judging panel last year. Even though they out rate their rivals they’re very aware of the competition. Judge Randy Jackson didn’t miss a recent opportunity to take a dig at The Voice ‘Idol is still the best TV show of its kind anywhere. We are the original. We kind of invented this whole game that everybody is now copying’.
This season promises to deliver the most talented group of singers yet and as always, it’s up to the viewers to root and vote for their favorite contestants, ultimately crowning the next AMERICAN IDOL. Will you be tuning in tonight? Let us know in the comments below!
Tonight’s first auditions will be in “Savannah” and we will be live blogging the show with all the up-to-the-minute results for you. So make sure to stop by at 8PM and spend the evening with us so you can catch our recap!