Bad Omen for 'American Idol'

9/22/2010 3:00 PM PDT

Bad Omen for 'American Idol' -- New Judges Announced

It was the buildup of the summer ... "American Idol" unveiling its new panel of judges -- Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson.  Everyone was in place.  Except for the audio guy.

Ryan Seacrest took the stage and the whole thing went down ... and no one heard a word.

Anyone superstitious?