It is official! The new judges on the 10th season of American Idol will be Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, lead singer of Aerosmith.
American Idol held a press conference a few days ago with the 2 new judges along with Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest and the show producers to announce the new line up. They promised that the new season will be the best ever.
As reported earlier in our blog Simon Cowell left the show to start his own competing show in the US, X-Factor, which has already been a very successful show in the UK. Kara Dioguaradi and Ellen Degeneres were let go of their positions earlier this year by the show producers.
Steven Tyler said that he had agreed to be a judge on American Idol since he wanted to be a “part of something bigger” than himself. “I wanna bring some rock to this roller coaster,” claimed Tyler. The other new American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez said she was very excited “to work with you and watch you grow.”
Jennifer Lopez, stated “I think innately you can’t help but want to give them tough love in a sense. I don’t think I can ever be cruel to another artist because I am an artist, and I know what its like to put yourself out there, be in front of people, and say, ‘Hey do you like me?’ [I’m always going to judge] with a lot of love and caring and a lot of nurturing and honesty.”