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Ellen DeGeneres Joins the American Idol Judges Panel for Hollywood Week 2010-02-09 09:30:00

Are You Excited For Ellen DeGeneres to Join American Idol?

While rumors still circulate about who might replace a departing Simon Cowell (with Howard Stern adding his name to the list of contenders), tonight begins the American Idol makeover!

To kick-start the Hollywood week portion of auditions, we'll be saying good-bye to guest judges as Ellen DeGeneres takes her place on the panel — and I cannot wait to see how she meshes with the team (particularly the curmudgeonly Simon Cowell).

DeGeneres's involvement actually gets me pretty amped for this season. The franchise was starting to feel a little stale — you can only hear "dawg" catchphrases so many times — and her humor will help balance Cowell's curtness. My personal wish: I would love to see her do her own version of "Pants on the Ground"!

Photo courtesy of Fox

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dana-stewart dana-stewart 5 years
Already I have seen an American Idol with her, and it's definitely change in the good and funny way.
Pampire Pampire 5 years
Yes, I love Ellen! :) :) :)
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 5 years
I don't think the show will change any with the addition of Ellen, but I enjoy her so I'm looking forward to it.
danielle854 danielle854 5 years
I think she's going to be able to add a dynamic element to the show that is going to be necessary after Simon leaves. The show is going to be completely different after this season. Take a gander at where the show started and look to the future of where it will be.
buzzlightgirl buzzlightgirl 5 years
I can't wait!!!
lemuse20 lemuse20 5 years
Where's the "show will go more downhill from here" option?
Beauty Beauty 5 years
Ellen could read the phone book and I'd still be excited. Love her.
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