American Idol Judges 2011 – Who are new American idol 2011 Judges? After the rumors have been spreading for several weeks, finally Jennifer Lopez joined American idol Judges. Fox (official American Idol 2011) also confirmed Aerosmith’s lead singer Steven Tyler as judge. So, JLO and Steven Tyler will be parts of the next edition of American Idol Judges with Randy Jackson.
Fox on Wednesday (9/22) confirmed Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler are joining the judges panel for the forthcoming 10th season of “American Idol,” the country’s top-rated entertainment show.
The three judges have a Herculean task ahead: to replace Simon Cowell and revive an aging singing franchise. “Idol,” though still America’s most-watched entertainment show by far, has seen its ratings slip in recent seasons. With a new set of judges, Fox has an opportunity to at least partly remake the singing competition, though producers note privately that the most important factors are the amateur singers who try out and try to win the viewers’ votes.
The announcement of the new American Ido judges, held at The Forum in Los Angeles, was marred by technical difficulties that blocked online viewers from hearing most of the event.
On stage, Mr. Seacrest asked Ms. Lopez what she would be looking for in the contestants who vie for the “Idol” crown. “I’m looking for the next Michael Jackson,” she said. “We’re looking, we’re looking, like Randy said, for the best American Idol ever.”
Alongside her “Idol” deal, Ms. Lopez also signed a first-look film deal for her production company with Fox Broadcasting and its sister
company, Twentieth Century Fox Films.
Before a group of young people who had come to The Forum to audition for “American Idol,” Ms. Lopez was revealed with a fog machine working overtime.
Mr. Tyler, moments earlier, was introduced to screams and applause, after a promotional video that called him a writer, composer and a “true iconic rock star.” His hair unfurled to his shoulders and his shirt unbuttoned to his chest, Mr. Tyler told Mr. Seacrest on stage,
“I want to bring some rock to this roller coaster.”
Referring to Mr. Tyler, Mr. Seacrest said, “You’re going to have a very interesting experience when you audition in front of this legend,
I can tell you that.”
Over the summer the panel of four judges was whittled down to just one, Mr. Jackson. Mr. Cowell departed “Idol” in May, at the end of Season 9. Ellen DeGeneres announced at the end of July that she, too, was leaving. Kara DioGuardi said three weeks ago that she was departing.
Ryan Seacrest, the host of “Idol” since its inception, will remain on the show.
Sep 23, 2010 American Idol 2011