Oh my Gawsh.
This is flippin' exciting.
Like a sale on women shoes are to a shopaholic, or fine wine is to a sommelier, American Idol is my guilty pleasure...with wine. While I was sorry to hear of Paula's departure I am thrilled to hear that Ellen DeGeneres will be filling her spot. Ellen will bring the same compassion, better stated, will dance just as much, and will be a hoot dealing with Simon. She's been a fan since the beginning and had several of the contestants on her show so she knows how it works. I haven't heard yet if she will be in the early judging but think those episodes will be even more entertaining with her in the mix.
"We're all delighted to have Ellen join our ninth season of American Idol," said executive producer Cecile Frot-Coutaz. "Beyond her incredible sense of humor and love of music, she brings with her an immense warmth and compassion that is almost palpable. She is one of America's foremost entertainers, and we cannot wait to have her join our team."
What are your thoughts...if you're a fan?