Ellen DeGeneres Joins American Idol Judging Panel

September 10, 2009

It has officially been announced that annoying talk show host Ellen DeGeneres is taking Paula Abdul's spot as the fourth judge on American Idol. I didn’t know Ellen was an accomplished musician.

In a statement from Fox television, the network stated that "DeGeneres will sit alongside Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Kara DioGuardi and offer her own unique perspective to the contestants throughout the competition."

DeGeneres will begin her ‘work’ on the show after the audition rounds, which will feature a group of celebrity guest judges including Shania Twain, Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Joe Jonas, and Kristin Chenoweth.

"I'm going to have a day job and a night job," DeGeneres said at her talk show taping yesterday, assuring her obsessive fansbase that American Idol will not get in the way of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Woo freakin’ hoo.

It’s pretty amazing that they’re putting a judge on the show that has little to no musical talent. The woman is a stand-up comedian! This proves how novice this karaoke contest really is. 

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