American Idol Season 7 auditions begin tonight, Tuesday January 15, 2008! The two night season premiere will begin at 8pm/7pm Central. What I have found is you either love American Idol or hate it. The same attitude goes for the host, Ryan Seacrest, and also for the American Idol Judges: Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, and Simon Cowell. I happen to love American Idol, and especially Simon Cowell. He is an honest, no fluff kind of guy. That is why most people hate him. He can come off sounding very cruel. So, let the season begin!