Ellen DeGeneres

After a month of guest judges, including Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth, Ellen DeGeneres permanently joins the judges table on American Idol

Ellen DeGeneres newest American Idol judge

In September, she announced that she'd be joining the hit Fox show, and said she'd be a great judge "because I've spent my whole life being judged. So I know what it's like."

DeGeneres on Idol: I'll be a good judge because I've always been judged

Still, it looks like all you need to do to get through to the live competition is tell Ellen you love her. Check out her debut in the clip below and offer your thoughts on Ellen being a judge: