'American Idol' Premiere Recap: New Season, New York

It's been eight long months since we last heard Ryan Seacrest utter those four little words that have become a staple in pop culture for more than a decade, but "This ... is American Idol" is back for a 12th season of wonderment. If you can remember the first season way back in 2002, you have a leg up most of the competition. The two youngest finalists from last season, Shannon Magrane and Jessica Sanchez, were both born in 1995 and were 6 when the show debuted. If that doesn't make you feel old, the OLDEST finalists from season 1 (Nikki McKibbin and runner-up Justin Guarini) were born in 1978, faaar too close to my own birth year of 1980. Read More...



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