'American Idol' has season premiere tonight

The eighth season of "American Idol" premieres 8 p.m. tonight on Fox. The two-hour show features auditions in Phoenix.

The new season comes with some changes, including the addition of a fourth judge, producer-songwriter Kara DioGuardi.

Reporter Sonya Sorich will blog tonight's premiere "live," so visit the "American Idol" blog at ledger-enquirer.com/blogs for updates throughout the show. Check out the blog now to weigh in with your expectations for the new season.