With Paula Abdul not returning for the newest season of American Idol there has been a bit of a scramble to find a replacement. There have been special guest judges though with Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry, and rumor of the Jonas Brothers. I like that idea best. They did hire that other judge (no one really cares who she is) last season, who tore off her dress at the season finale, so why they need a 4th full time judge is beyond me.
Anyways, a new full time judge has been chosen and no it’s not your cousin who sends her text message every 10 seconds. Ellen DeGeneres has taken up the mantel of AI Judge!
“I’m thrilled to be the new judge on American Idol,” DeGeneres says. “I’ve watched since the beginning, and I’ve always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true, and think of all the money I’ll save from not having to text in my vote.”
Ummm… I know Ellen dances on her TV show, and she’s been a stand up comedian for decades, but she’s not a singer. Does that matter? I mean, at least Paula Abdul had been a singer. With hit albums I might add.
Do you like the idea of Ellen joining Simon, Randy, and whats-her-name? Does it matter that she’s not a singer? Or do you like the fan aspect of Ellen?