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Ellen DeGeneres – American Idol Judge

January 07, 2010 01:44 PM by Christine McDow

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The newest judge on American Idol is Ellen DeGeneres and this has caused many people to say, “What?!”  While she doesn’t seem like she will quite fit in, after all she isn’t a recording artist, isn’t a producer, isn’t anything that is musical, Ellen DeGeneres will offer her own unique perspective to the contestants throughout the competition.

For the ninth season of American Idol, Ellen DeGeneres will join the judges’ pannel after the auditions, which will feature appearances by guest judges Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Jonas, Neil Patrick Harris, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry, and Shania Twain.

Upon becoming the fourth judge on the number one show, Ellen said, “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 my vote.”

Ellen DeGeneres was recently a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance which was actually a bit hit, and she dances on her talk show.  She is also an actress with a lot of world wide fame.  That is plenty to qualify her to be a judge on American Idol, don’t you think, and to take over for Paula Abdul?  How do you think she will do?

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