I know what you're thinking, "But some of my friends aren't going to sign up!"
I hate to be the one to break this to you, but that's because they are racists.
I know it's true because I read it on the internet, just a couple sentences ago. They can't print things on the internet unless they are true.
Your Nazi-loving racist friends aren't going to sign up because of their hatred of all people, especially minorities and gay people, oh, and women. They definitely hate women.
These Sexism Nazi racist people who don't sign up for Season 9 have no regard for anything other than their pedophilic ways. They mansplain that they don't have the time or interest in signing up for Idol, but we know the truth.
Those pedophile sexist Nazi racist friends of yours.... it's really disappointing that you are hanging out with them. I've talked it over with your parent(s) and significant other(s), and really the only way that you can be redeemed if you somehow can bring them back, and get them to sign up.
The FAQs are here: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/708766.html and the number of days are dwindling until Season 9 sign-up begins.