American Idol has been busy cleaning house. First, Simon Cowell makes his grand exit last season and now two more judges are leaving. Ellen DeGeneres announced yesterday that she was leaving the show. I didn't mind her leaving the show. And it's not because Paula left....but I really wanted them to have a judge that was a performer/singer to be able to give the contestants incite from that viewpoint.
Now it looks like Kara DioGuardi will not return to the show next season as well. Her contract has not been renewed. I liked Kara because she comes from a song writing background. Nigel Lythgoe, returning American Idol producer and producer/judge of So You Think You Can Dance, did say he would get rid of all the judges. So I guess we shouldn't be surprised.
So this leaves Randy Jackson and Ryan Seacrest on the show. There are a few names that have been rumored to be new judges on Idol like: Bret Michaels, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Mary J. Blige. According to TMZ, Idol will go back to the three judge format. I'm happy they are going back to the original format. My picks would be Randy, Bret, and the last seat to go to a female record executive. Who would you like to see in the judges seat?