After months of speculation, American Idol finally announced today that joining Randy Jackson at the judges’ table this season will be Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler. When Idol debuts its 10th season in January 2011, Randy will be the only original judge remaining.
I am dying to know if you are going to tune in for the new season or do you think Simon Cowell is irreplaceable. I don’t think anyone could ever replace Simon’s black t-shirt but I applaud Fox for giving J.Lo and Tyler a shot. Both of them are more interesting to me than Kara DioGuardi.
I haven’t decided if I am going to tune in yet. Weigh in…who’s gonna watch?
American Idol is now down two judges after Ellen DeGeneres announced yesterday she would not be returning to the hit Fox show. “A couple months ago, I let FOX and the ‘American Idol’ producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me,” Ellen said in a statement issued to Access Hollywood yesterday. Simon Cowell, who announced last season that he was not returning, has yet to be officially replaced by Idol execs. Online reports are buzzing this morning, however, that Jennifer Lopez will fill one of the two open judges’ seats.
Personally I think Idol should call it quits. While no one can fill Simon’s black t-shirt, with two judges gone I think the show can no longer be what it once was. The records hit a record low last year even with Simon still there. I think the only thing that could rejuvenate Idol at this point is a Simon/Paula return.
What do you think? Are you going to still watch Idol with two new judges?