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American Idol returns tonight. Without Simon Cowell. There is a bunch of optimistic publicity about how the new judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, are going to bring a whole new freshness to the show.
I don't want freshness. I want the "good ol days" when the winner of American Idol actually DID become a superstar. (Quick name the winners of the last 3 seasons? Yeah...I thought you might have think about that one.)
Just for the sake of the "good ol days" let's relive the night we first saw Carrie Underwood on American Idol. Here is her audition in front of the judges.