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American Idol - New judges?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:27 pm
by dragongrrl
Rumor has it that Idol will be all shook up by replacing all of the judges. Simon has already left, of course, and now Ellen has announced her "choice" to leave. Idol needs a shake up, but rumors of Diddy? Jessica Simpson? Nigel Lythgoe? I'm digging the idea of Kara being gone and Ellen did NOT fit in at all but is this going to be any better?

Re: American Idol - New judges?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:45 am
by Schuarta
I didn't bother watching this season because of (no talent, no experience) Ellen. :covri:

Nigel is brilliant as a judge, and I enjoy SYTYCD thoroughly. ;)

Re: American Idol - New judges?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:44 pm
by Admin
Harry Connick, Jr, Elton John, Justin Timberlake, among others' names have been floated as well. Lythgoe was quoted a while back as saying, if he returned as producer (which he is), he would favor a clean slate re: the judging panel.

Re: American Idol - New judges?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:29 pm
by dragongrrl
Jennifer Lopez is rumored to be on the brink of accepting. This is a good way to attract a bunch of attention to a show that didn't do well last year.

Re: American Idol - New judges?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:23 am
by jodyrah
Timberlake declined. I'd like to see a clean sweep.

Re: American Idol - New judges?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:16 am
by dragongrrl
And Randy survives. JLo and Steven Tyler are the picks for the win(?).

No more Kara. I may watch just to enjoy that.

Re: American Idol - New judges?

PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:44 pm
by Admin
dragongrrl wrote:And Randy survives. JLo and Steven Tyler are the picks for the win(?).

Ends up being true. Interesting the new format includes "resident mentor" Jimmy Iovine, and the judges-as-coaches model, sounding very much like the format of Simon's new project, X Factor.

Re: American Idol - New judges?

PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:19 am
by dragongrrl
It will be interesting to see which show does better. I tend to think it'll be Simon's for the newness factor. I don't know how much fun JLo and Tyler will be.