”American Idol”: Our favorites so far
Ah, winter: snowstorms, chapped lips, and the loss of a social life thanks to nonstop airings of American Idol (Fox, Mondays and Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, 9 p.m.). Last year’s lackluster competition — really, Diana DeGarmo in the final two? — prompted producers to change the rules, resulting in older wannabes and an intriguing boys-versus-girls showdown that’s making season 4 a must-see. As psychotic (or is it psychic?) Idol addicts, we at EW are already choosing our early faves.