Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Fox Confirm Lopez & Tyler as New ‘Idol’ Judges

Fox ended months of (mostly correct) speculation today by confirming Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez as the new American Idol judges.

The two will take their seats on the judging panel next to Randy Jackson for the tenth season of the hugely popular show when it begins next year.

Lopez and Tyler will replace the departing Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi as judges after the former both quit and the latter was, ahem, fired after season nine.

Lopez and Tyler are two starry signings but whether they will be able to fill the void left by Cowell remains to be seen. I can’t see either of them being blunt and nasty enough to fill Cowell’s shoes and the show really needs someone of that ilk to work.

Nigel Lythgoe or dare I say it, Piers Morgan, would both have been better signings than one or both of the newbies…

…But hey, at least it wasn’t Cheryl Cole right!?


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