**UPDATE 8/11/10: Jennifer Lopez WILL NOT be joining the judge’s panel on American Idol. According to People, her demands “got out of hand”. Read more on People.com.**
According to TMZ, Kara DioGuardi has been fired from the show. The show plans to return to a three judge format and it was recently announced that Jennifer Lopez would be replacing Ellen DeGeneres. The article also states that Aerosmith’s front man Steven Tyler may be joining the judge’s panel for Season 10. Read more on TMZ.
So what do you think about the new judge’s panel consisting of Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler?
Jennifer Lopez will be joining the judge’s panel this upcoming tenth season of Fox’s “American Idol”. Lopez has appeared previously on the show as a guest mentor for Latin week during the show’s sixth season.
Also announced today is that Ellen DeGeneres will not be returning as a judge on the show.
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American Idol Season 9 kicks off with live performances tonight, February 23, 2010, on Fox. Don’t know who is in the Top 24? Watch the embedded video on this post introducing the Top 12 Girls and Guys.
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American Idol: Season 8 Finalists - Kris Allen and Adam Lambert - Image courtesy of AmericanIdol.com
It’s finally here! It has been a long journey and last night the final two gave it their all in night one of the two-night season finale of American Idol. This season has had its shocking moments (i.e. the early departure of Alexis Grace) but all of that has been said and done and the battle for the title of the next “American Idol” is down to the Frontrunner (Adam Lambert) vs. The Dark Horse (Kris Allen).
From the beginning Adam Lambert has been the considered the front runner of Season 8 and all of the judges slated Adam to have a one way ticket to the finals. Kris Allen on the other hand has slowly emerged as one to watch as his “artistic” performances from week to week has shown great progression during the course of this competition.
Last week, Kris Allen won the coin toss and chose to sing second. Each contestant performed 3 songs. Their favorite song of the season, a song chosen by Simon Fuller (Creator of American Idol), and an original song: “No Boundaries” co-written by American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi.
So the Top 3 performed two songs on American Idol last night, one of which was Judge’s choice, and the other was contestant’s choice. In my opinion, the highlight performances were Adam Lambert’s take on “One” by U2, and Kris Allen performing “Heartless” by Kanye West. Check out their performances right here…all videos are courtesy of American Idol.com