Fox is planning to overhaul American Idol‘s format for the upcoming new season. A memo within the network says they plan to air less audition rounds and instead of focussing on the bad singers, more “aspirational” talents will be featured during the early shows. There will be a top 36 instead of a top 24, who will compete for a place in the semi-finals. They’re also bringing back “Wild Card Week.” The Idol Gives Back charity show will not take place every year, but will instead be an every-other-year event, next appearing in season nine. As previously announced, songwriter Kara DioGuardi is joining the judging panel to bring the number of judges up to four.