After one year as judge, Ellen is leaving American Idol. Ellen DeGeneres said she realized that while she "loved discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings." Talks are in the works with Jennifer Lopez to be her replacement. What a switch!!
Henry Connick Jr. is a possibility to replace Simon. Whatever happens, it will certainly be different with the upcoming season.
Source: J-Lo close to deal for `American Idol' - Yahoo! News
Shania was funny. J Lo got some flack because she was gaga over Sanjaya Malakar when she hosted and he was intensely disliked. However, during Latin week I remember he was real good.
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