Big changes are afoot at American Idol. In the upcoming 10th season of the show there will be new judges. There certainly will also be a new feel to the show without Simon Cowell there. His acerbic wit will be missed. He was blunt with the contestants and gave them a realistic view of the cut throat nature of the music industry.
Jennifer Lopez to Judge on American Idol
Jennifer Lopez is joining American Idol as a new judge. This should set all of her fans into a state of frenzy! Jennifer has a lot of energy. She will be a good fit for this show.
She also has a strong personality and she tells it like it is world of the music business. I saw a TV interview with her once where she advised that a career as a singer “is not for the faint of heart.”
Jennifer is also a singer who has thrived in the music industry through many different trends in music. She has been in the business a long time and is married to a singer too. She’s got the inside scoop on what it really takes to blast off into big success as a singer.
Jennifer Lopez Starts a New Gig
Lopez previously appeared on American Idol in 2007 as a guest mentor to the performers. She will now take on a much larger role on the show. It will be exciting to watch Jennifer, age 41, start a new adventure in her life.
Will J-Lo be kind to the contestants or will she have a bit of a harsh edge to the critiques she gives out? It will be very interesting to see if Mrs. “Jenny from the Block” will be kind and nurturing or a bit harsh with the young singers.
Ellen DeGeneres to Leave American Idol
Ellen DeGeneres has stepped down from serving as a judge for American Idol. People magazine reports that Ellen wants more time for her personal life. “It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for.”
Ms. DeGeneres also stated that “she had a hard time hurting the feelings of the young contestants who try out for “Idol,” according to the New York Times. It seems that Ellen doesn’t like having to be the one saying “no” to young performers. Some people can handle having to be brutally honest with people about their career dreams and for other people it steals a little bit of their soul to have to give out bad news on a regular basis.
Who Else will join American Idol as a Judge?
The Washington Post notes that there are rumors Steven Tyler might be under consideration to join American Idol as a judge. Now that would make for some interesting TV. Other possible picks for a new judge include Elton John, Usher, Harry Connick, Jr, Justin Timberlake, Chris Isaak, and Bret Michaels. And why not also people like Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, or Olivia Newton John?
It will be fascinating to see what the final lineup of judges is for the 10th season of American Idol. This show just keeps getting hotter. The public loves it and it has launched some major music careers.
What kind of new musical stars will appear during the upcoming season? It is always amazing to see the kind of talent that develops as the show’s season progresses. American Idol is like a miracle for unknown singers. It gives them a venue to try out their skills and learn about the music business.