American Idol starts back January 13 at 8/7c on Fox! Sounds like a good idea for a party to me! Get everyone together to laugh over the first auditions and then have them over when the voting begins. Drop the names in a hat and vote right in your living room. Announce who "your" winner is at the end of the season and see if its the same as the "actual" winner. I would serve light food and make it a casual gathering. If you wanted to go all out, you could buy some red fabric and make it a "Red Carpet" event. Bonus-if you have Rock Band or Guitar Hero, that would be awesome to play after the show and have your own competition.
Here is the schedule for the upcoming shows from americanidol.com:
American Idol Announces Season 8 Schedule
Get Ready To Share Your Voice As American Idol Returns With A Brand-New Season, New Contestants and a New Judge Tuesday, January 13 and Wednesday, January 14 on FOX.
- Top 36 Semi-Finalists Revealed Wednesday, February 11.
- Voting Begins Tuesday, February 17.
- Top 12 Singers Revealed After Judges' Wild Card Round Thursday, March 5.
- Top 12 Finalists Perform for First Time Tuesday, March 10.