The New Season of American Idol: Buh-Bye Dawg-House, Hello Contestants Younger than Bieber

Most living, breathing Americans already know American Idol is undergoing a facelift for its tenth season. Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres are out. Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are in. But new judges aren't the only major changes coming. This year will see a campaign against those McSoulful singer-songwriter types, the inclusion of younger contestants, a ban on all "dawgs." (OK, maybe just less of them.)

Before Wednesday's premiere (8/7c on Fox), breaks down what's new, what's gone and how all these changes will alter the Idol universe...


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