'American Idol' Season 12 Performances
'American Idol' Stills
America's favorite guilty pleasure is back for a seventh season and the singing competition starts with the best part: auditions -- good, bad and very bad. "American Idol" is, as always, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, and the judging panel of Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul returns to handpick the best of the best singers and weed out all those wannabes. Tune in to see how many superstars (and how many duds) will make it through to Hollywood. Rumor has it there will be some pretty surprising guest stars and some parts of the show will be different than previous seasons. Tuesdays at 8pm ET and Wednesdays at 9pm ET on FOX.