First look at Ellen DeGeneres on 'American Idol'
by Kona Gallagher, posted Feb 4th 2010 4:48PM
Last night, we just had our eighth audition episode of 'American Idol,' and I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I'm ready to get to Hollywood. As much as I enjoyed Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth, I'm also ready to see what Ellen DeGeneres is going to do in her new role as Idol's fourth judge.
Luckily, FOX has just released a promo for Hollywood week, which is next week. At that point, DeGeneres joins the judges table for the first time to whittle down the 181 people who received Golden Tickets to 24 semi-finalists. For those of you who have watched the show in previous seasons, you know it's not a quick process: these contestants will be performing over three nights, with the Top 24 not being revealed until Wednesday, February 17.
The following week, we get our first live shows, with the top 12 girls and the top 12 boys performing, with the results show on Thursday, February 25. So while I'm excited to see DeGeneres start this week, I'm really waiting for the voting to start the following week.
Here's the promo that's kicking it all off:
Are you looking forward to Ellen coming on, or are you digging the guest judges?