American Idol 11: Top 9 Settle into the Mansion (PHOTOS)

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Entertainment Weekly has an EXCLUSIVE look at the American Idol top 9 lounging in their brand new digs–a lush mansion set high in the Hollywood Hills.

The well-appointed house features a workout/weight room, a dance party room, ping pong, a pool table, an actual pool, and more.

Last year, the Idols were chased out of their mansion by ghosts. Well, not really. It was water. During a rainy spell, the house began to flood. The finalists lived in a mansion for the first 3 seasons of Idol. Seasons 4-7 had the kids living anonymously in an apartment complex. It hardly seemed worth renting a house when the kids were rarely there, was the reason for the switch. But then the kids were back in a mansion during Season 8, back in apartments for 9, and then the aborted Season 10 attempt.

With Idol going to a full 2 hours for the rest of the season, maybe Nigel is planning a little mini-reality series of the Idols at Home as a time filler? Heh.

Check out a gallery of photos with hilarious captions from Annie Barrett at Entertainment Weekly

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