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:
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Fox has released the first photos of an Idol-fied Ellen DeGeneres, and she looks like she couldn't be happier about her new gig.
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American Idol first-season runner-up Justin Guarini is used to pressure.
He's performed on one of America's biggest stages on American Idol and deals with the demands of live TV on a regular basis as co-host of Idol Tonight and Idol Wrap for the TV Guide Network. This weekend, Guarini will face a very different kind of pressure when he walks down the aisle Saturday to marry girlfriend Reina Capodici.
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American Idol contestants don't have to worry about Ellen DeGeneres being fair, she says.
"I'm going to be a great judge because I've spent my whole life being judged," DeGeneres says on an episode of her talk show scheduled to air Tuesday. "So I know what it's like."
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Watch out, Ellen DeGeneres! It looks like Paula Abdul may be moving in on your job.
While hosting VH1's Divas Live on Thursday, Abdul boogied down the aisle of the Brooklyn Academy of Music dressed as DeGeneres, who is replacing Abdul on American Idol.
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Look out, Ellen DeGeneres: Adam Shankman is stealing your thunder.
"We're going to have a third resident judge now. Adam Shankman is going to come and join us," So You Think You Can Dance judge Nigel Lythgoe told TVGuide.com.
Shankman, a director (Hairspray, A Walk to Remember), producer (17 Again, Bedtime Stories) and choreographer, has been guest judging on So You Think You Can Dance since season 3. Back in June, Shankman kicked off a Twitter campaign asking fans for support to secure him a permanent spot at the judges' table.
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