American Idol is on the verge of launching its 2009 season tonight with 36 contestants ranging from ages 16 to 28. The competition looks, and sounds, fierce! And I'm sure Simon will be as snarky as ever. If you love American Idol and want to write about it on Gather, Idol fan and Gather member Matt N. has created a group for other Idol fans to congregate (American Idol Fans). So feel free to join the group and join in the fun conversation surrounding this guilty pleasure. So check out FOX on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m./7 c.