October 06, 2010 09:00 AM by Allyson Wells
As the new season of American Idol is underway filming, many are wondering what the new show will be like without Simon Cowell’s irreplaceable barbs.Â According to a rumor leaked from the set of American Idol 10 auditions, not only is Randy Jackson sitting in the Cowell’s former chair, he has turned into Simon!
An Idol insider leaked the information to E! News.Â The source reported, “It’s like Randy has stepped up his game and is being more blunt and bottom line.Â He’s definitely not wishy-washy.Â He’s, like, rebranded himself a little.”Â Additionally, Ryan Seacrest commented on his radio show that Randy has become, “The one to shut it down the most.”
The new judging panel on the show also consists of new additions Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.Â While Randy Jackson is supposedly taking over Simon’s role as the mean judge, Lopez and Tyler report that they feel sympathetic to the performers.Â Lopez told reporters at a New Jersey press conference, “We give them more of a chance, because we know what it’s like to be out there.”Â Added Tyler, “Some of the kids are so young that I’m not sure if they can getÂ how long it’s taken me to be successfulÂ and how many clubs I had to play and how I was judged so wonderful by the press.”
Randy Jackson’s new persona adds to the reported drama of tensions brewing between Lopez and Seacrest.Â While it might have once seemed empty without Cowell, these reports give a glimpse into an exciting season!
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