I have to say that when I heard the news that Ellen DeGeneres was taking over Paula Abdul’s seat on American Idol Season 9 I was very excited. I am personally a big fan of Ellen’s and have been for so many years. There are lot of people who are not as excited wondering what will she bring to the show being she does not have a music industry background. There are a lot of good points being made from both sides. I just think she will give the show a fresh feel, bring some humor and a well needed change. I am was not crazy about Kara DioGuardi being brought on last year and I am not a huge fan of hers. For some reason she annoys me – I think it is her mannerisms. I thought having her and Paula was overkill and not needed.
So will having Ellen be overkill as well? Nah. I think she will bring the perspective of the everyday person who buys the music. She will be our voices and look at judging as we would if we were in that seat. Even though she does not have a music industry background per say – she knows a lot about it. I also think it is great PR for the show – I think she will bring in a new audience and a lot of her followers that maybe did not follow American Idol before.
Well I guess this will be a wait and see kinda thing for those who are unsure. The new season will air January 2010 and I think there will be a lot of people tuning in to see how this will all turn out. I will tune in because I never miss American Idol and I am excited to see Ellen and how she will handle Simon. My prediction – This year is going to be one of the best yet.
Stop by my Squidoo page – American Idol Season9 and take a poll about what you think of Ellen as the new judge. So goodbye Paula you will be missed – but something tells me she will appear in some way on the show as well.