What many saw coming weeks ago, Fox has confirmed today. In a bold move after welcoming back Exec. Producer Nigel Lythgoe, Fox has revamped the American Idol judge’s table after Cowell’s exit, Ellen’s resignation, and Kara’s departure. With that, welcome new judges Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith front man, Steven Tyler, who will join the only original judge left, Randy Jackson. As season 10 auditions are “officially” just around the corner, Idol brought in the big news with an exclusive press conference ala Dancing With the Stars cast announcement style. Both arguably seasoned performers, Fox hopes that Lopez and Tyler can help keep Idol as America’s #1 bringing their fresh outlooks to the show’s format.
Idol is also installing a new platform to audition for season 10 – online auditions straight at MySpace, where users can upload video auditions (until October 6) for public and production viewing in hopes of making the call to Hollywood and catch their big break. Idol auditions continued in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sept. 22. So, are you happy with this change? Rather have the days of Randy, Paula, and Simon or did you like having a fourth? How do you think JLo and Tyler will fare? Be sure to let us know HERE in our forums and stick to the Yak for all of your entertainment needs!