Last night’s premiere of American Idol‘s ninth season took us to Boston, where soon-to-be-ex-judge Simon Cowell and his merry band of critics gave away 32 Golden Tickets to Hollywood Week. Tonight, the Idol crew moves on to Atlanta, along with guest judge Mary J. Blige. Considering the number of AI champs that have come from the region, it’s hopeful that they’ll be even more successful in the ATL.

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