In a somewhat unexpected move, American Idol announced yesterday that comedian/talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres would be AI's fourth judge, taking the spot vacated by Paula Abdul this past July. Some fans are keen to see how Ellen will do, while a seemingly equal split of viewers feel this is a bad choice.
Ellen admittedly has no singing experience, however she often shows her general love of music on her syndicated talk show. (Although I will admit that her dancing segment in the beginning of the show always frightens me in a way.)
"Hopefully, I'm the people's point of view because I'm just like you," Ellen says. "I sit at home and I watch it, and I don't have that technical ... I'm not looking at it in a critical way from the producer's mind. I'm looking at it as a person who is going to buy the music and is going to relate to that person."