American Idol’s New Judges: "We’re Not Here to Break People Down"
A year after Simon Cowell announced his departure from American Idol, the new judges panel stepped onto the same stage in Pasadena, Calif., to talk about how different they are from the caustic British judge.
"We're not here to break people down, but we're here to guide people through it," Jennifer Lopez said Tuesday at the Television Critics Association's winter previews.
Viewers will get to weigh in for themselves on Lopez, fellow new judge Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson when Idol's 10th season premieres on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 8/7c on Fox. Returning executive producer Nigel Lythgoe emphasized a focus on not only finding but also mining a "true artist."
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Tue, Jan 11, 2011