'American Idol' guest judges
See who's stepping in for Paula Abdul in the early rounds of "American Idol" season nine.
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'Idol' connection: None.
The verdict: We can't help but think that several years ago, the "punk" Avril Lavigne would have sneered at a show like "American Idol." But she'll be part of the machine during the Los Angeles round of auditions.
-- Rick Porter, Zap2it