Catch a Glimpse of the Season 8 Audition Room – VIDEO

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Here’s a little glimpse of the new audition room backdrop for the  upcoming season of American Idol, featuring Season 7 winner, David Cook.  Ohh, David is right next to golden girl Carrie Underwood–Cook must be on TPTB’s good side.  For now.

More Season 8 stuff:  In this interview with Extra, Simon Cowell says that new Judge Kara DioGuardi never lets him get a word in edgewise. He says, “She never shuts up.” Simon says Kara and  Paula Abdul are getting along fine–considering that “girls in general don’t like working with other girls.” Hm.

In case you were wondering, the seating order at the judges table will go: Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.  During the audition rounds, Simon Cowell will serve as  tie breaker as he did during Seasons 4 and 6 when audition episodes featured guest judges.

ETA: I found a video that pans the entire back drop of the Season 8 audition room. I’ve posted it after the jump. Here’s the order of the Idols on the backdrop: From the far left–Taylor Hicks, Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Jordin Sparks, The Idol Logo, David Cook, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia Barrino. Taylor Hicks, Idol’s red-headed step-child, has the tiniest picture on the far left, while Jordin, David and Carrie have prime positions. Kelly’s last record My December bombed, so she’s relegated off to the corner next to Taylor. Heh.

Video after the JUMP…

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