Ellen DeGeneres is going to be the fourth judge on “American Idol” next winter. Along with Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Kara DioGuardi. She is replacing Paula Abdul, who said last month that she would leave the program ahead of its ninth season. She was said to be a great addition to the program and a rating booster. We will be seeing her in Januari 2010 when the season starts.
Ms. DeGeneres is a popular daytime talk show host, 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.”
Ellen DeGeneres admitted that she would do a day job and a night job and not going to leave her talk show programme.
The new season of American Idol also features some guest judges: Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Kristin Chenoweth, Joe Jonas, Neil Patrick Harris, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry and Shania Twain.