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American Idol's New Judge - Ellen DeGeneres!

American Idol's New Judge - Ellen DeGeneres!

Reality TV staple American Idol has chosen its new judge to replace Paula Abdul….and it’s Ellen DeGeneres!

The 51-year-old talk show host will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi for the next season on AI.

Ellen shared her excitement at the new opportunity, saying, “I’m thrilled to be the new judge on American Idol. 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! Hopefully I’m the people’s point of view because I’m just like you. I sit at home and I watch it. I’m not looking at it in a critical way from the producer’s mind. I’m looking at it as a person who is going to buy the music and is going to relate to that person. ”

Her talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, will continue on. She shared on her show today, “I’m going to have a day job and a night job. This is so exciting for me!”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Ellen being the new American Idol judge – YAY or NAY?

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128 Responses to “American Idol's New Judge - Ellen DeGeneres!”

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  1. 1
    ~LULU Says:


  2. 2
    Sara Says:

    i love ellen
    even tho no one could replace paula,ellen is good too

  3. 3
    ohyah Says:

    I stopped watching american idol but now i’ll be back for it. I love Ellen!

  4. 4
    marvin Says:

    yay :) love her .

  5. 5
    maggie Says:


  6. 6
    luvlucy Says:

    Shouldn’t you actually know something about music to judge music?

  7. 7
    mike Says:

    ellen is a great talent, but I dont see her meshing with the other panelists… her comedy may come across as trying to steal the show and the singers spotlight.

  8. 8
    kris Says:

    NO!!! can’t stand Smellin’ Degenerate – Stick to your stupid dancing and boring interviews

  9. 9
    Kate bosselin Says:

    well heck, at this rate, Kate Gosselin will be your next Sect. of State.

  10. 10
    patty Says:

    I love Ellen and think she’s awsome. I so want to be her next love but after my bf left me I’m kinda in a slump at finding someone who really accepts me for me. Being 42 kinda puts a hamper on things, I’m not petite or anything but Ellen if your interested let me know cuz I’ll be waiting.

  11. 11
    Kate bosselin Says:

    @patty: patty, get mental help.

  12. 12
    emma. Says:

    This made my day. Yaaaay. I’ll actually start watching again. She’s awesome.
    People should stop hating cause she’s fab.

  13. 13
    Rio Says:

    cool, i like her xD!

  14. 14
    patty Says:

    Ellen u can find me here or on dlist, I love love love love you soooo much.

  15. 15
    velcrodots Says:

    I might actually watch now, yay for Ellen!

  16. 16
    omg Says:

    @~LULU: agree . . .I like Ellen but she is in no way is she musical.

  17. 17
    jane Says:

    Awesome! She’s hilarious!

  18. 18
    TENRAGS Says:

    Good choice. She is s class act.

  19. 19
    Donna Says:


    i LOVVVE Ellen but I don’t know if I can imagine her on “idol”. She’s an entertainer and she knows her share in the industry but I was hoping for another ex-pop star or dancer

  20. 20
    Lily Says:


    How much does Randy Jackson actually know about music? Or Paula for that matter? Ok they know alot, being in the business for this long and all that, but it sure doesn´t show in their comments on contestants and their performances…for me AI is now just pure entertainment, and not some professional talent competition, so for me Ellen will add a much needed comic element to the proceedings

  21. 21
    Callie Says:

    Yay!! What an inspired choice!! Can’t wait to watch her.

  22. 22
    fred Says:

    Ellen on a game show, what a downgrade for her

  23. 23
    Cindy Says:

    Is this a joke?

  24. 24
    asha Says:

    @mike: I totally agree. Ellen is really funny but she is more funny by herself than in a group. I don’t see this working out well at all.

  25. 25
    alycia Says:

    awesome!i love ellen!

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