Ryan Seacrest, presenter of American Idol, announced at a press conference in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sept 22 that the new panel of American Idol’s upcoming 10th series judges are Aerosmith, Steven Tyler and singer Jennifer Lopez. Only record producer Randy Jackson remains from the original four judges. Judges Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi recently left the show. Simon Cowell quit the programme in May to concentrate on a US version of his show “The X Factor”. Lopez said the judges would be \'\'looking for the next Michael Jackson\'\' and she feels excited to see who they find.
Jennifer Lopez - American Idol’s newest judge!
Before the decision-making was informed, many people and newspapers guessed Jennifer Lopez could not have chance to join the American Idol judging table next season although the fact is that Lopez is the only person to make the record: one album and one movie in the same week.
3 judges of American Idol: Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson
According to People magazine, the star of “Love Don\'t Cost A Thing”, will be paid 12 million dollars for her role on the show. She also expressed what the judges will bring is the fact that they do have the experience of trying to make it in this business and achieving a level of success and what that brings with it. The singing contest is expected to feature on US television in January 2011. It is broadcast on ITV2 in the UK.
Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler - 2 new judges of American Idol
American Idol will witness some changes for the new series including: contestants will not be force to wander from their favorite musical style, country singers can sing country songs and rock singers will not have to sing folk songs. The program remains the most-watched TV show in the US though this year\'s American Idol finale was the lowest rated since the first series in 2002. There are also no plans to have celebrity mentors come on the show, as was common in previous years.
3 judges and M.C Ryan Seacrest (right)
Lopez is the only person to make the record: one album and one movie in the same week.
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