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In today's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, former American Idol contestants speak out on the many changes coming to the show, which kicks off its ninth season tonight. Last year it was announced that Paula Abdul would be replaced by comedian Ellen Degeneres as a judge, and yesterday Simon Cowell confirmed that this will be his last season. Hear how much Kelly Clarkson's sister will miss Paula, how Adam Lambert hopes Ellen will stick it to Simon in the coming months, and more.

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