In a live news conference broadcast today on American Idol, TV host Ryan Seacrest announced a refreshed lineup of judges for the hit reality competition series, which begins auditions for its 10th season this month…
Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced as the Idol judges line up for American Idol’s 10th season!
Tyler said in the statement, “I’ve been on tour for most of my life in a band with four guys who judge me every day. Sometimes it hurt, but it only made me stronger.
“I want to give everybody a little love before I decide who goes home heartbroken. If you don’t like what I say, don’t get mad, get better. I’m ready to bring some rock to this ‘roller’ coaster and show these kids if they have the dream, the talent and the drive, they will be the next American Idol.”
Both Tyler and Lopez can offer “Idol” some much needed star power. With his penchant for oddball fashion, Tyler would certainly serve as the spectacle “Idol” has lacked since Paula Abdul left her judge’s seat in 2009. His credibility as a musician is off the charts: Aerosmith has had 21 singles make it into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100.
Like Tyler, Lopez is a personality well known to millions. Unlike DioGuardi, whose role Lopez seems primed to fill, she’s a household name with albums, movies and brands behind her.