Aside from the fourth judge, there will be a major change in the eighth season of the number one reality show in the US, American Idol. For one, the contestants would stay in a house rather than a mansion. Much like a musical Big Brother. That way, the audience will come to know more about the contestants' character and not just the way they sing.
It has also been reported that only big named musicians will mentor the contestants this season, and that Kelly Clarkson will appear in the show for two weeks. Goodbye olden day superstars?