The US series of the Idol phenomenon is set for a shakeup.
To celebrate its 10th season, the show is teaming up with MySpace to let aspiring singers audition online for the first time.
American Idol has announced that submission videos can now be uploaded to the show's site. The entries must be sung a capella and chosen from an approved list of songs.
Scary huh? Ponder how bad some of the auditions are from the people who venture out in public. Now imagine that it's open to a whole new legion of bedroom dwellers.
Similar to the original audition process, a handful of contestants will then advance to the callbacks round in Los Angeles.
UsMagazine also reported this week that Jennifer Lopez would sit on the judging panel alongside Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and longtime Idol judge Randy Jackson. J-Lo will reportedly receive $12 million for her troubles.
We can all be extra thankful there is no Australian Idol this year. And if it comes back in 2011 and the same thing happens here, God help us.