Ellen DeGeneres – New 4th Judge for American Idol – What do you think?

So talk show and comedian Ellen DeGeneres is going to steal the fourth judge’s seat on ‘American Idol.’ They couldn’t find a respected singer, musician or someone in the music industry?

I mean, don’t get me wrong, I like Ellen a lot (except her little dance moves) especially after standing up for Adam Lambert (Ring of Fire). I am sure she will be very entertaining. I just wonder if she can be a good judge.

What do you think?

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LOS ANGELES β€” Ellen DeGeneres is dancing her way into the fourth judge’s seat on “American Idol.”

Fox announced Wednesday the talk show host and comedian, who admittedly has no formal music experience, just a passion for tunes, will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi for the ninth season. The announcement all but seals the departure of Paula Abdul, the original third judge who announced she was quitting amid a contract dispute in July.

Wednesday’s announcement came as a shock to many of the singing competition’s fans, who did not expect the Emmy-winning talk show host to fill Abdul’s spot. DeGeneres told her talk show audience in an episode scheduled to air Thursday that she had been “dying to tell everyone” and would not abandon her chatfest. Instead, she will have “a day job and a night job.”

“The times we’re living in,” she quipped, “we’re all doing that.”

Abdul had been replaced by a succession of guest judges across the country as “Idol” started next season’s auditions, which will air in January. Among them: Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Joe Jonas, Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry and Shania Twain – but not the 51-year-old DeGeneres, who will join the ninth season following the show’s tryout rounds.

“Hopefully, I’m the people’s point of view because I’m just like you,” DeGeneres said on her talk show. “I sit at home and I watch it, and I don’t have that technical … I’m not looking at it in a critical way from the producer’s mind. I’m looking at it as a person who is going to buy the music and is going to relate to that person.”

It won’t be DeGeneres’ first time in a reality TV judge’s seat – or on “Idol.” She served as a guest judge earlier this summer on “So You Think You Can Dance,” critiquing the dancing competition’s top eight finalists. In 2007, she was the co-host of “Idol Gives Back,” the singing contest’s charity event. She returned the next year in a pre-taped segment.

DeGeneres’ has enjoyed a successful reign as the host of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” for the past six years, although her four-year streak as the talk show host Daytime Emmy winner ended this year when Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Sherri Shepherd and Barbara Walters from ABC’s “The View” were awarded the prize for the first time.

Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/09/ellen-degeneres-joining-a_n_281466.html

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Comments

  1. Dianne Hill says:

    I am really not sure about Ellen being a Judge, if she does just bring it from a “people’s point of view” then she may be okay, as long as she doesn’t go too over the top and try to be funny all the time then just maybe…, oh I think the jury will have to stay out until we actually see her doing it. I just wish they had kept Paula, I have watched Idol a lot and knew what Paula was like, she could be annoying yes, but she knew talent when she saw it (she loved Adam didn’t she – and David Cook, last year’s winner) and she was always so supportive of the contestants. That is what I liked about her, plus she got to know them, did anyone notice that half the time Simon didn’t know who he was judging, that to me speaks of ignorance. I guess we will just have to wait and see.

    • I love Ellen but not as a judge. Unless she will be different than she was when she was a guest judge on SYTYCD. All she did on that show was joke around, it was all about her, she was not that serious and to me I don’t want that on Idol. It needs to be about the contestant not the judges. She wasted time on that other show, so that is why I don’t want her on Idol. I love Ellen the Talk Show Host, and Ellen the comedian, but not as a comedian judge. If she can change that, then yes she would be great.

      • Dianne and Trish,
        I agree with you. I like Ellen but I think she is not right person for the show. I am afraid it will be too many jokes on this show and less heart… I remember once Adam or Kris said that “with Paula you feel good SAFE. Even if you having a bad day, you know that you will always hear something positive from her… ”
        I saw Ellen on SYTYCD too and she was lost there… Her comments were short and awkward… She didn’t contribute to this show…
        Anyway I hope she will be better on AI beacause OMG
        Ryan Seacreast just confirmed that Adam will be soon on air!!!! with some news!!!!!
        Sorry, I am listening to this radio show on my computer!!! News from Adam!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I like Ellen to bring the ‘everyperson’s’ perspective to the judging. I enjoy her humour but hope she will also give some practical feedback to the contestants, that is what they want, along with someone to make them feel comfortable on stage. Oh she’ll do the comfort thing just fine, but will she also bring some of her astuteness gleaned from her years in the entertainment field?

    Sometimes I felt that Kara was too detailed and technical last year, so hopefully Ellen will bring a balance to the four. Simon is in a category all his own and Randy is able to bring tech feedback, encouragement and warmth. It should make a good mix.

  3. Ladyc9543 Glamb 481 says:

    I am hopeful for Ellen. But I doubt if American Idol will ever be the same for me without our man, Adam!
    Chris / Ohio 481

  4. I think Ellen will work out well….she has a great sense of humor (which will break the tension) and I think she will make the contestants feel comfortable (I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like her) and I think she will have the “audience’s point of view”….. I also think she’ll give Simon a run for his money!!! Should be fun to watch…Time will tell.

  5. she has a lot of viewers on her show. they need a famous one to replace paula’s viewership. many would not watch because of her loss and the fact that people believe of the rigged factor especially of adam……..

  6. Marie/Toronto says:

    I actually, and I’m being serious here, think that it will be hard to watch Idol this coming season. I worry that I’ll feel melancholy. No Adam, no Paula…….The complete rush of seeing someone like Adam will NEVER happen again.

  7. This is so very true … Without Adam AL is not going to be as exciting and amazing any more … nowhere near … A contestant like ADAM comes once in a lifetime, this we should remember!!!

  8. since adam lambert tweeted awhile ago congatulating ellen on her new job as the 4th judge, i cannot help and have faith that she will make an excellent judge… adam has faith in her and likes her.. so why not give her a chance..

  9. paulamaya says:

    yes NINOK and nary ,,,, american idol never the same without adam … i agree :a contestant like him once in a lifetime !!! but i love Ellen and im sure she will be an extraordinary judge ..

  10. I wish Ellen all the best – I like her too. Like others have mentioned above, however, I have significantly reduced interest in watching AI again post-Adam. I would rather spend my time listening to his music, chatting on line here, meeting with other Glambs, watching his videos, etc.

    Our Adam is a tough act to follow obviously and I am sure the producers know this and will have to be creative to keep interest in the show high next year and beyond.

    Jane
    Glamb #20

  11. AdoringAdam says:

    I think they hired Ellen because Paula was out and they wanted to make sure the ratings stayed high because of what happened with Adam last year. A lot of fans were angry. I won’t be watching AI this season. It has jumped the shark for me. Even though it’s a corny show in many ways, Adam totally deserved to win. I am still not sure it wasn’t fixed. Adam was the best Idol contestant ever,

    • Deerocker says:

      My sentiments exactly. The show has lost all credibility – to be blessed with the finest vocalist and performer of all time and block him from winning is ridiculous. Yes it was rigged — Look at the AI fansites — he had over 10 times the number of fans than Kris and much more devoted. It’s pretty obvious to anyone attending the AI concerts who the fans were there to see. As far as this cornball show goes, they could have trained monkeys judging from now on — I’m never watching again!

  12. I think they should have stuck with 3 judges. Four take up too much time with their wind and stupid antics. I didn’t watch the show much before Adam, and likely will not be able to stand it again. I have no interest in the judges or Ryan. I just want to hear the singers. There was no excuse for the show to go over time like it did this past season…to the detriment of the singers and the audiences at home.

    I doubt Ellen can be “just like the viewers at home”. She is not like us, she is a celebrity with her celebrity status to protect by remaining popular. I doubt she will be very critical at all and will just make one-liners. I really like her talk show. She should stick with that.

  13. earlzagurl4u says:

    I’m not really looking forward to watching Idol this season altho I will watch it. It won’t be the same without Paula. I think there will be too many people trying to imitate our boy, Adam. and *that ain’t happenin’*! peace, light and lotsaluv, Sista Glambs,,

    • I will watch it some as I have always follwed it off and on. I like watching the ‘kids’ evolve over time and I am a big music lover. I have already heard/seen a new Adam type young man. I think Adam has paved the way for some really good singers, time to get rid of the weak links in the competition lineup… sure, do the funny auditons stuff then move on.

      BTW the new contestant is nothing like Adam so will not take away at all, he is =NOT an Adam wannabe.

      • Dianne Hill says:

        Well I will be watching it because I love music and I love to see the contestants grow, but the main reason I will be watching it is because at some stage Adam will be on the show and I would not miss that for anything. I know they will never find anyone near as good as Adam, no one can even come close to him, but this season one guy that didn’t make it to the final 13 was a guy called Tai (not sure of spelling), he was a lovely looking guy, quite curly hair if I remember rightly and was a very good singer, now if someone like him came along that would make it worthwhile watching. But as I said, I will be watching so I can see Adam again.

  14. I think that Ellen will be great, like she said , not a pro singer , she’s just like one of us.
    don’t plan to watch AI again, but I didn’t last year either until I heard Adam singing Satisfaction.
    For me, Ellen makes it more tempting to watch but how can it be anything but downhill after Adam?
    Nobody will even come close to matching his talent, no one ever will.

  15. BETTY BARBESEIN says:

    LAST SEASON WHEN ADAM DID NOT WIN, (I THINK WAS FIXED) I SWORE NOT TO WATCH AMERICAN IDOL AGAIN AND I AM STICKING TO MY GUNS….I WILL ONLY WATCH IF THEY BRING ADAM BACK FOR A GUEST APPEARANCE…..I LIKE ELLEN, AND I HOPE SHE DOES WELL BUT SHE IS NOT PAULA! SINCE I WILL NOT BE WATCHING THIS SEASON I WILL ONLY BE ABLE TO READ ABOUT IT….HAVE A GREAT DAY ALL. BETTY

  16. Jane Parker says:

    I love Ellen, but not sure about her as an AI judge. These kids need to be judged by experienced judges in the singing business. So what is Simon doing there, right?? Well it will probably all work out in the end. We need to watch AI some this coming season, because Adam has told us to. Even though we are mad he did not win last season, there are still talented people out there that need to be discovered.

    BUT WE WILL BE BUSY WITH ALL THINGS ADAM!!!!!

  17. I think Ellen is awesome and will be a great judge. We need someone different. Besides the judges don’t pick the winners we do. Not that I believe that totally because of Adam not winning. So what difference does it make who they put as the fourth judge. Ellen is not a stupid women and she is fun. I think she will bring a lot to AI.

    No one will ever compare to Adam but AI is entertaining. It will be fun to watch them try to be as good as Adam and of course we all know that no one will ever reach his caliber of excellence.

    When you think about it do you think maybe AI wanted Adam not to win so that he could go on to do bigger and greater things. I don’t think he would of been able to do the song for 2012 if he was the winner of AI. My husband always said it is about the money and only about the money. So in saying that maybe it was fixed but fixed because they knew Adam was so fantastic and letting him win they wouldn’t of gotten as much money out of him as letting him loose.

    Whatever it was Adam will be one of the biggest STARS we have ever known………

  18. I don’t really care. I mean, I love Ellen, but I’m not sure I’m gonna watch the next season. The eight season was the first season I watched and I watched it just because of Adam. And there will be no Adam next season so… I’ll probably skip it. But I’ll definitely watch the episode when Adam will be the guest!

  19. GLAMB#474 kimber says:

    I am not a regular viewer of AI, so after witnessing the birth of our true American Idol STAR, ADAM LAMBERT, I have no need in watching AI again. When ADAM appears as a guest performer, then I will have to be sure to record. Ellen may do alright and I like her, but will she or anyone on the panel have the ability to truly feel the music inside of themself like Paula did? The show will not be the same w/o her, but things change, like with people. It’s great that they are all professionals in whatever field they come from, but to look inside one’s heart, they must be true to themselves to credit whatever true artist comes their way. I know Simon stated that he truly believed in his heart that they had found a world-wide star, when judging ADAM. Other than his comment about ADAM’s ROF, I feel Simon knew exactly what path ADAM was headed toward, stardom! I LOVED ROF!!!!! MY FAVORITE, AND I LOVED THE RECORDING VERSION JUST AS MUCH!!!! PLL TO ALL THE GLAMBS!!!!!

    • DonnaNoble says:

      Kimber – agree with what you wrote about AI, Paula, Ellen and Simon. After last season and finding Adam, I don’t feel a need to watch AI again except to see him perform on a results show and that will be recorded for frequent viewing, LOL. I wish all the best to everyone but count me out as a viewer.

  20. I’ll probably watch to see if I like Ellen. It just won’t be the same without Adam and Paula so I”m not too motivated to see it. Last year was the first time I voted and the first time I made a point to watch to see Adam each week. Before that I caught an episode here or there but was not a regular viewer until last year. I think Adam was the best contestant they have ever had.

    • GLAMB#474 kimber says:

      Hi donna! S8 was the very first time for me to vote also, I guess you could say ADAM was my first! I spent 2 hrs each until the end I spent 4 hrs voting for him on the final voting. What nerves I found inside myself getting so anxious hoping ADAM would be saved. At the end, I, like ADAM, had to prepare myself for anything, for whichever way it went. It was when ADAM was in the bottom3/2, I totally freaked out. I cried so much, my daughter and my husband both came to comfort me. Now that’s family support. PLL to ADAM, to you and all the GLAMBS!!!

      • AdamAddict says:

        Same here Kimber.My first time was to Adam,LOL! Only because I was skerd like hell too when he’s in bottom 3! F*** that Ryan who asked him to choose then pushed him to the other sides!! Grrr!! Ooh,you should see how I reacted when that happen,wasn’t pretty!Voted 6 hours for him in the finale but only few that were in.Screamed when he was in bottom 2,screamed when he was in top 2,screamed when he got no. 2!! I heard they going to make the sequel of the movie “Scream” Neve Cambell should retire after she hear I’m screaming!!! Hahaha! πŸ˜›

        • GLAMB#474 kimber says:

          Hey AA!!!! How’s it go’in? LOL!!! You see, I’ve nearly blocked that entire episode out of my mind!! That one was so hard for me I guess because I was at the peak of my Adamgasm!!!! I posted on your art of ADAM and I loved it!!!! I envy you for I have no talents except for maybe making Wal-Mart customers happy when they leave the store. PLL to ADAM, to you and all the GLAMBS!!!!

  21. AdamAddict says:

    I like Ellen,she’s funny!She gave Adam an underwear before and Adam said it’s comfortable.That shows Ellen very good at picking size,I mean picking the best!She didn’t give Kris underwear or …did she gave anything to Kris??!! A boxer or a singlet,just give something to that dude!Size does matter,lol, I love that line! LOL!

    But I just excited about Adam coming back to perform.When Ryan announce that tomorrow,the guess artist is Adam,I bet we all can’t sleep.We will get butterflies hours before the show start.Heart beat going faster as soon he comes out and we will scream as soon the voice coming out from that delicious mouth.Just praying not to pass out before the show is over.Then,pass out,pass away,whatever!!

    Imma pretty sure when that day comes,this sites will full of swearing and curses! “That was F****** awesome”, Adam is F****** hot”, “Are they hire the same B**** that try to sebotage Adam?”, F*** I too excited I forgot record in my DVR!” F*** my husband asked me to make him a sandwich right when Adam came out,I refuse,and we’re argued!F*** I crashed my TV accidentaly when I tried to throw chair at him!!”, “That B**** tried to throw a chair at me when I want to enjoy watching Adam while eating my sandwich!” LOL! That day will come and I can’t wait! πŸ˜› “F*** it’s raining,I can’t get the signal!” Ohh,please don’t let that happen.Everytime before,I kept looking outside hoping the weather is good! Haha!Sweet memories!

    • Emili!!!!
      Are you listening!!!! to Ryan Seacreast radio show!!! he just confirm that Adam will be there in a few minutes!!!! with some news!!!

      • AdamAddict says:

        Keep bringing the news,I’m listening! πŸ˜€

      • GLAMB#474 kimber says:

        Sometimes Ryan will show clips if his radio show on Enews. Since I don’t get that radio station, I will look for anything on Enews this evening or tomorrow. This might help for those who don’t have access to the radio station. In fact, Chelsay Lately had a brief comedic segment on ADAM topping Streisand on amazon, a few shows back. I’ve given up all my other shows just for this purpose to see what entertainment shows will have any news of ADAM.

      • OMG OMG OMG He just finished !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        Here are the news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        1/ He is gonna perform his single on AMA award…
        2/ Single will be not like TFM more glammer. gliterer…
        3/ Its not gonna be “one body performance”…. LOL I like how he worded it…Dancers, tons of clothes
        4/ No date for single release but soon…..
        5/ No name for the coming Album yet but
        6/ they picked the picture for it!!!!
        Now I can run to the washroom I was listening to this stupid Ryan for 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!hours
        But I am rewarded!!!!!
        BTW Paula was there toooo but very short…. Less then Adam

        Adam, I am soooo happy for you!!!!

        • AdamAddict says:

          LMAO!! 3 freaking hours for that few minutes with Adam??!! Hahaha! I respect you so much.You don’t even bother when the nature calls,do you? Yeah,who need to pee or poo when our Adam going to say very, very important!!! And thank you so much for the info! I’m super excited in every each he said! YEEEESSSS!! I wonder which picture??!! Waaargh,excited!! πŸ˜€

        • GLAMB#474 kimber says:

          OMG!!! I’M SHAK’IN W/ EXCITEMENT!!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH GALA!!!!! PLL TO YOU!!!! OH ADAM!!!!! SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!! SO PROUD!!!!! TEARS OF LOVE AND JOY!!!!! PLL TO YOU ADAM!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! ImI ROCK ON!!!!! ImI

        • Wow! AMA chose the right artist 2 perform. Exxxxxxccitttedddd! Thx 5 sharing!

        • Thanks Gala, for all the info. Bless your heart, you held your breakfast in , just to hear Adam.
          I’m so happy for Adam too. He was probably soo excited talking about all of this, as we are
          listening to him.
          Hope someone can post this interview??

        • Silvana/Argentina says:

          Gala,
          thank you for all the first hand information!!!!!!!!!!!!! It will be amazing….Adam, plus dancers, clothes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing.

    • Silvana/Argentina says:

      Emili,
      YOU ARE HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. ellen degeneres- is ok but wish they kept paula abdul. i dont watch american idol this time; not very excitign anymore with out paul ana d adam lambert.

    • AdamAddict says:

      Remember,Adam will be the guest! I mean they always bring back the last year stars.You don’t want to miss that one,do you? The rest,yeah,you can miss that.Not that important! πŸ˜›

  23. I think Ellen will be a nice addition. Lets remember its us who vote and the judges just comment. With 3 already there to drag the contestants over the coals,it will be nice to have a few laughs. She does represent what WE will buy,because she buys it just like us. Anyone who has a love for music,which she does,will be a nice addition to the panel. It should prove to be a funny year ,with lots of laughs. That might be refreshing insted of watching Simon and Paula make digs at each other…IMO πŸ™‚ I am SO excited Adam will be back……YES!!!

  24. Ellen said she will be a good judge because she has ‘been judged all her life’, and she will not be mean, but still honest, and provide info that will help the person be better. I think she might make the show more fun, lifting it up a bit, since Simon brings it so down with his dreary, mean comments. People watch TV for entertainment, and sometimes AI gets so far away from that when the judges talk. She will add an entertaining value. Yes, with Adam gone, it won’t be that entertaining. so Ellen might help it out a bit, as she is cheery and bright and light, and AI needs that, I think.

  25. American Idol, I love the show that was the beginning of Adam Lamberts SuperStardom! His Rock
    Star Dream come true. Not sure why there is a need to have 4 judges. I think they take to much time off the clock, not with their critiques of the idols, but with their own idol chit chat back and forth.
    I would like to see the contestants have more time added to their singing. But, I will never be into the show again, like I was this year with Adam. I’ll watch it, but not as into it. Ellen may bring a lighter side to the criticisms. She’ll be a positive judge. Put Simon in his place, when needed for she’s not skerd to say whats on her mind. Think she’ll have a good ear for their talents from a buyers point of view. Looking forward to Adam making a guest appearance where it all began!
    Oh, have goosebumps just thinking.

  26. I have nothing against with Ellen, she’s a great artist but to be a judge for AI will be fiasco and a comic show. You asked my opinion there you go. Enjoy watching AI I won’t be there except if Adam appears. Peace!

  27. This has almost nothing to do with Adam. Why not just wait and see what happens? I’d rather talk about Adam. I’m just saying…… ;- ))

  28. On the Adamstorm thread I followed one of Lorrin’s links and ended up here…. it’s Adam with all the children over time, followed by comments, many from the kids themselves or their moms.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZNae9yq0gE

    • Dianne Hill says:

      Emili, you will be happy to know that I almost peed myself laughing at your post, OMG you are so f*****g hilarious. You know, Adam would love you Emili, he would love your humour and your talent for drawing, I really think that you should send them to him maybe through his record company. I am exhausted now because I have been laughing so much.

      You should have your own sitcom Emili, throw out Ellen, let’s put Emili on, you can be a judge on Idol too, that would be awesome, you would soon sort Simon out. I love you Emili, keep on smiling girl. Hugs and a huge Mwah to you.

      Dianne Glamb 356.

      • AdamAddict says:

        We are twins,don’t peed yourself,because somehow we’re connected.I don’t want chatting with my neighbour talking about Adam and suddenly I wet my pants. Oye,that’s not cool! People might think I’m too excited!! No ~shaking head~

        If I be the judge,I will swear a lot fo sho.LOL!
        “F****,you are not good as Adam,what the f****** hell you doing here?”
        “F*** you not gorgeous as Adam,F*** off,dude!”
        “F***,you scream through the whole song,we don’t need another Gokey here,one is enough already!”
        “F***,don’t tell me you wear eyeliner B****,learn from Adam first,you look like a f****** panda,alright?”
        “F*** all of you,everything you did is so boring and lame!I have to wait this long to see that f****** superstar??!!”
        F*** you Ryan, you talk too much,just bring on Adam!!”
        “F*** I took this job because they said Adam will perform every week! F*** they lied to me!F*** I’m so stupid!!”
        “F*** why only 1 contestant is going home today?Just send eveybody home,they all not f****** gorgeous Adam!!”
        “Fuck,can we watch Zodiac Movie now?It’s after this f****** show,right?I got free f***** ticket,right?VIP,right?MotherF*****,just give me the damn slurpee and hotdog….extra large size to go with it ,please,B****!”

        The whole show will be full with tut tut tut tuuuuuuut!!LOL! πŸ˜›

        • GLAMB#474 kimber says:

          Right on sista!!! You’d be a f****** great judge!!!! Why didn’t they ask you instead of ellen? I’m with ya on that one!!!

          • AdamAddict says:

            I guess I need to have my own show first before they interested in me!! πŸ™

            • Dianne Hill says:

              Oh my god, you are definitely a one woman show. I can’t even type this because I’m still f******g laughing. You would be the best judge ever in the history of American Idol, you tell them motherf*****s where to get off. Love it. Do you know what though, you are dead f*****g right. They should all step aside and just let Adam stand there, sing his heart out, no one else is needed.

  29. KailuaGirl1966 says:

    Ellen will be a good judge. She is an entertainer and has been associated with America’s greatest and most talented people in show business. After all, not many of us (Glambs and AI fans) are singers or musicians yet WE know talent when we see/hear it. The problem of fair and accurate judging lies not on the AI judges…. the problem is that the public votes are based primarily on personal values (and prejudices) other than the ability of the contestant to perform and entertain. Yes, I believe Ellen DeGeneres will be a strong contributor to both the judging and AI’s ratings. Rock on!
    KailuaGirl1966
    Glamb# 394

  30. im glad…. they need someone like ellen on the show.. she is great and will do a good job on the show..but i will miss paula ):

  31. Nana#1

    I think Ellen is one of the funniest and quick-witted commedians of our time. I would rather wait until I see her a few times in action, before I make any judgement. I cannot compare her to Paula as they are two different personalities, however, I think what they both may have in common is their sensitivity and understanding of others. I do believe that there should be only 3 judges as having 4 seems to take time away from the contestants efforts to really shine. I would venture to say that I completely agree that no one on idol will compare to Adam! Having said that, I don’t think we need to compare..every person should be judges on their own merit. There are so many talented artist that we can enjoy more than one. No one will ever even come close to what Adam represents, because he seems to encompass perfection all in one package, whereas normal mortals are born with “flaws” here & there..ha,ha. I am beginning to believe that he really is from another planet! Maybe Adam is here to SAVE us when the world comes to an end in 2012?? LOL, LOL Just kidding folks, the world is not comming to an end in 2012… (and neither is our fascination with our Adam)..it’s just a movie!
    Hugs to All

  32. Yes, Gala it is all so exciting! I can’t wait for his album, his full track for Time For Miracles, his single, GMA interview/performance and the AMA’s. The Adam Storm is on it’s way. Oh yes, don’t forget Elle photos in December. It can’t get any better than this.

  33. My first reaction wasn’t good, however, I will keep an open mind and give her a chance. Paula was very knowledgable about her critiq;ue, better than the others and I would have preferred her being advised about her performance by the producers, istead of being manipulated into resigning.She is worth it.

  34. JoAnne T. says:

    Personally I really could care less as I will not be watching AI this season unless Adam is on and it’ll only be on long enough to see him. Yeah, I guess I’m still carrying a bit of a grudge that the REAL idol didn’t win and we all know who that is! If I were to predict anything for Season 9 it would be that it is gonna flop MAJORLY and will be it’s final season. I don’t know if Ellen is the right choice for it but I gotta give her props for supporting Adam so to her I say “Good Luck”.

    JoAnne T.

  35. I’m with you on this subject, I like Ellen but I love Paula, Ellen is going to turn Idol into Ellen night show. She has no clue whatsoever about music, I predict a lots of feuds between Simon, Kara and Ellen. Lets boycot to bring Paula back, yaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy