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Ellen DeGeneres Interview With Ryan Seacrest About American Idol Judging

Are You Excited to See Ellen on American Idol?

Ellen DeGeneres announced yesterday that she will be replacing Paula Abdul as the fourth American Idol judge, and this morning she called in to Ryan Seacrest's radio show to chat about her new job. She opened up about why she thinks she's qualified to judge the singers, said she'll be friendly to the contestants, and also expressed her hope that Paula is OK with how everything turned out. It sounds like Ellen's ready to take on Paula's role as the "nice judge," so tell us — are you excited to see Ellen on Idol?

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care0531 care0531 7 years
I also didn't like it at first but I watched her show where she explained that she loves music and she never misses a show and that she is "the peoples" judge. She is not the judge to be technical with the performance but to give feed back based on what all of us are thinking as we watch it at home. I just hope she doesn't ramble and saves time for us to hear Simon. I actually think Simon should almost speak first but we all know he likes to have the last word.
mlen mlen 7 years
at first i thought it was weird cause she has no music connection, but really did paula add much music-wise? no she was there for entertainment. and ellen interacting with simon would be quite funny, so why not!
candygirl012 candygirl012 7 years
The show would be entertaining and funny. Never mind the music background, Simon, Kara and Randy would be still there!
KrisB KrisB 7 years
Love Ellen she is hilarious but what qualifies her to judge someones singing ability. If Idol stops taking the music part of the show seriously no one will be watching.
Asche Asche 7 years
I would like someone with actual singing capabilities.
sylvangirl sylvangirl 7 years
Weird choice. I love Ellen - she's incredibly funny - but I don't quite see turning a talent competition into a comedy fest as a good thing. I can't see how she and Simon will mix either. Paula has experience with the music industry. I'm not sure what helpful comments Ellen can provide. I don't like this choice.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
this does not make a lick of sense i think this will ruin Idol and will ruin my love for Ellen this is a bad bad fit
bonniebonnie bonniebonnie 7 years
I pretty much agree with this anonymous person's post "Like her, but think this is an awful choice. She was terrible on So You Think You Can Dance. They need to bring in someone who is like Simon and can offer real concrete advice (after watching SYTYCD judges, I now have zero tolerance for AI judges phoning in their jobs)"
CoryEly CoryEly 7 years
jaan_black jaan_black 7 years
nope and I like Ellen but not even close to interested in this season past the stupid auditions...
little-k little-k 7 years
Disappointing choice. No background in music. I could do as well as she. I'll miss Paula and cannot believe this is all for real. May not even watch the show.
lizzylu49 lizzylu49 7 years
Really good choice. I'd be disappointed with almost anybody else.
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
Nope, I will going through Idol on the DVR so I won't have to listen to the judges.
JamieUK JamieUK 7 years
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