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American Idol" On Key for Sixth Season Opener

11/6/2006 8:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

American IdolA warning to every other show on television: "American Idol" is coming back to rule the airwaves.

The FOX singfest starts its sixth season on January 16 and 17 at 8PM ET/PT, with two hours each night. After that, the show will air Tuesday nights at 8PM ET/PT and Wednesday nights at 9PM ET/PT. Set your Tivos!

The first three weeks will feature audition cities Los Angeles, San Antonio, Birmingham, Memphis, Minneapolis, New York City and Seattle. Aussie canary Olivia Newton John, singer/songwriter Carol Bayer Sager and yodeller Jewel will appear as guest judges during the audition rounds. The semifinal rounds will air February 6-7 and 13-14.

Taylor Hicks was crowned "American Idol" last season. Previous winners were Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia and Carrie Underwood.

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libby    

where in the f*** is ryan seacrest. I would much rather see paula's sedated ass missing from the photo, than sexy ryan seacrest. I think paula and anna nicole would have great conversation," I dunt haaaave a buzzzzzzz annnnna ",says paula." me not eitheeerrr, look at my body"

2822 days ago
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Mad Balls    

I wonder if the English guy is gay cause he is smokin' HOT !! Would he think less of me is I asked him to do Meth and accept erotic emails ?

2875 days ago
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Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV    

I'm so excited for American Idol!

2872 days ago

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