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Ellen DeGeneres – First Official American Idol Judge Photo

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Seriously, can you guys feel the excitement? I can! American Idol Season 9 premieres next week and Fox just released the first publicity pictures of Ellen DeGeneres as a judge.

It’s like electricity — I sense sparks flying every now and then when I go on Twitter, Facebook and the American Idol blogs. This season is going to be amazing!

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gleek squad
gleek squad

Ellen still needs to prove herself worthy of Paula's chair. One thing we know, no funny kinky stuff between her and Mr. Cowell.

blondieee
blondieee

LOVE Ellen ! NOT excited to see her as AI judge though...
I wish X factor would start already, it is better. Season 8 was really bad, they had great contestants, but the bored judges and lazy producers, they just ruined it all...
And poor Allison, jive is pushing kris wayyyyy over her. sigh. Can they at least pay for radio promo for her? geez... Why did they sign her?

Thornton Mulchwegger
Thornton Mulchwegger

This will be the messiest year of Idol ever. And it will probably be the last.

I already picked the winner this year: Tim Urban.

:-D

JUDE
JUDE

I love Ellen but I think she will be a huge
distraction to the judging process. When it comes to her turn we will all have to ........wait for the joke............. and then ha ha, she won't really critique anyone and then it will be Simon's turn and they will be stupid together, and there you have it.
ugh!

keith
keith

"Any judge needs to know about music"
I strongly believe Simon doesn't know anything about music.

Mooka
Mooka

"I just think the judges should have experience with music."

Kara "Bikini Flash" Dioguardi is a good judge? Randy "Come On Dog" Jackson is a good judge? Bah to you. At least Ellen's vocab extends beyond "pitchy" and "artistry."

aero11616
aero11616

While Paula may have had musical experience, she rarely used it in her critiques. She was more of the 'glass half full' kind of person that rarely gave someone a bad comment. I feel like Idol was looking for someone to replace that roll (not that Ellen will only say good things, just saying Paula never really pulled from her background when giving feedback enough to matter).

Shirley
Shirley

I like Ellen as a comedian, but as a judge on a singing talent show, not so much. Paula was a performer who knew the business. She knew what it was like to record music and how to promote her music, and had experience performing at her concerts. What musical experience does Ellen have besides cracking jokes? I just don't see it. I think Ellen turns the American Idol show into a big joke. The joke is on AI, though, imo.

bwatt27
bwatt27

No matter the hype, I'm still worried Season 9 is going to suck it big time. For one, we've had two really great seasons in a row, which means its only a matter of time before something goes wrong. I just hope and pray that Ellen, the new contestants, and the themes will be creative and give us something new. I do not want another Season 6. Worst. Season. Ever.

Betty Garcia
Betty Garcia

Any judge needs to know about music.
She has that expirience?
or they are looking just for a show.

michelle
michelle

I am having a hard time getting excited about season 9. I think Adam ruined idol for me, (not because he lost) for me there will never been a contestant that can bring excitement and unbelievable vocals like he did. I think Ellen will be good addition to the show!!

druzilla
druzilla

I like Ellen but this is a trainwreck waiting to happen. She was insane to take this gig.

Karon
Karon

I am so looking forward to seeing what Ellen will contribute to the show. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to judge good music versus bad. She will be refreshing. I will miss Paula but Ellen will do just fine!

Lola
Lola

I totally disliked her on So you think you can dance. Her comedy is not what we expect from the judges on American Idol.

Lia
Lia

Experience or not, any idol fan can hear the difference between a good song and a bad song. Will Ellen provide good comments as well as comic relief? This is what I'm excited for.

anna
anna

I don't dislike her. I just think the judges should have experience with music. I'll miss Paula for sure.