'American Idol' is in Chicago, which Ryan calls "the jewel of the Midwest." Weird, I'm from Michigan and have never heard Chicago called that -- it's a blue collar town, maybe the belt buckle of the Midwest or something.

Idol runs some clips of President Barack Obama in his hometown, using "yes we can" to promo the show. Wow, Fox will rip anything off....

Shania Twain's the guest judge, cause, you know, if there's one thing you associate Chicago with it's country.

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