Ellen DeGeneres is replacing Paula Abdul on American Idol!!

@lelin1123 (15644)
Puerto Rico
September 10, 2009 2:06am CST
Ok guys I know when Paula Abdul left the show because I'm sure concerning money issues I swore I was not every watching American Idol again. I'm sure I made that statement on Mylot. Now there is word that Ellen DeGeneres is taking over the spot left empty by Paula. I'm so excited!I think the show is going to be great and I truly believe that her big personality is going to outshine all the other judges. Yes sorry Paula I will be watching but I love Ellen. She has a big heart and is extremely funny. I think with picking Ellen she will be as kind as Paula was because of her big heart. What are your thoughts or comments on this if any?
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@junmae (1592)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
I like the Paula Abdul because she is so nice and energetic. i dont know what is the reason why she quit American Idol. I know Ellen Is not a singer she is a host, but i also like her because of her humor and i know that she admires singers.
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@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
11 Sep 09
I believe she quit because she wasn't given the money she wanted. However both Simon and Ryan got good money coming for the next three years. Yes Ellen is not a singer but she is going to be great on this show. Thank you for responding.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
10 Sep 09
Ellen is a good choice. She will definitely be a fresh breather for A.I for sure. True that she does not have singing nor dancing experience, but she is an entertainer and a great one at that, and I see nothing wrong with her being in A.I. Just like I don't see anything wrong should Posh be a guest judge too. I suspect A.I ratings will definitely rise with Ellen in it.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
10 Sep 09
Ellen will be great I believe but Posh would not be. She has not a bit of personality, nor does she smile. I find her to be cold and boring. She may be different behind closed doors but that is what I see when she is on TV. I heard she was a guest host for one session of the audtions and she was really bad. Thanks for responding.
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@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
I watched the show of Ellen many times she is very funny. I think she can help American Idol to be interesting. So that viewers going to watch something because sometimes I tired of watching the same thing all over again. From the last American idol season I stop watching it I think I watched it thrice after than I lost my interest to watch it again.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
10 Sep 09
@agv I can already imagine in my head the 'jokes' that she will include. Especially the auditions round, it would be a riot! Ha..
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
15 Sep 09
i do not like her at all never have .but there are alot who do i never could understand why, she is not funny to me
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
15 Sep 09
You are the first person I have ever heard say that they don't find "Ellen" funny. She is the funniest comedianne on TV. Have you ever watched her show?
• United States
15 Sep 09
she had sitcom years ago and i din't like her then it is something about her i don't like.only talk show i watched was Johnny carson and i don't like the others
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
15 Sep 09
Yes Johnny Carson was the best and no one will top him.
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
11 Sep 09
Hello lelin1123 I just found out yesterday, I am so happy Ellen is the best choice in my opinion, I saw her talking about it on a youtube video she said she will be our voice, they need that we can hear we know what sounds good, Ellen will be there to speak for us, Go Ellen love her, I always watch her videos on youtube, Ellen is one of the best entertainers around I am really proud of her, Ellen is Ellen I love this about her, I feel like I actually know her because she is who she is, that makes you love her even more, she is so doggone lovable. I have not watched idol for a few years now more so because I find it boring now I will watch just to support Ellen. Thank you
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
11 Sep 09
I was not going to watch because Paula left. Now that Ellen will be on I will definitely be watching. I love her because she is so real and so funny. It believe she will breath a new life into the show. Thanks for responding.
@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
11 Sep 09
Hello lelin1123 I believe this as well, they are so over due for a change, I welcome this change I will support her for sure
@patgalca (14557)
• Orangeville, Ontario
11 Sep 09
I also think Ellen will bring new life to the show. In fact, I think the show was beginning to slide, but Ellen could bring it back up with her sense of humour. A lot of people have criticized the choice because Ellen is not in the music business. These people do not know Ellen. She loves music. Yes, she loves to dance, but she loves music in general. She has lots of musical guests on her show, many of whom are newcomers to the business, people no one has heard of before. Ellen hadn't "discovered" them, so to speak, but she brought them out to the TV world first and helped boost their careers. She has an ear for good music and I think she will be of some benefit. The only thing I think is wrong is that Ellen doesn't realized what a good singer SHE is. Last season Ellen sang with Josh Groban and it was so fantastic I downloaded it from the website onto my own computer. I love watching it over and over again. She really can sing. And now, after this week's premier with the SYTYCD dancers, we know she can dance too. Ellen is multi-talented. I haven't been watching too much of AI lately but you can bet I will be tuning in now that Ellen is on the panel.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
11 Sep 09
Ditto on all counts. Thank you so much for responding.
@katisaurus (1038)
• Canada
11 Sep 09
I LOVE it! It's better than having another professional point of view joining the show. Ellen's gonna bring it back to the top ratings and such that it deserves to have. She's going to be the "peoples voice" because she's got no background professional history about music.. She's just there as a fan/viewer. I think it's going to be awesome, I'm so excited for this season now!
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
11 Sep 09
I agree with you totally, and I can't wait either. Thank you so much for responding.
@sasalove (1710)
• China
11 Sep 09
I know paula Abdul with the song RUSH RUSH, beautiful song I love it, the line" I have been a fool before, wouldn't like to get my love caught" from the song STRAIGH UP, and what is the famous song of Ellen, lol...
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
15 Sep 09
If you heard Ellen talking about being the judge she is not judging on technical stuff. She will be a judge like we judge from our living rooms. She is a judge for the people. It has nothing to do with her having a song or being in the music industry or not. Simon doesn't have a song and he can't sing either. He's a producer who knows what sounds good and what doesn't. I know what sounds good and what doesn't like most people and Ellen is in the same boat. I don't see the problem. I can't wait and I was one who wasn't going to watch because I felt bad for Paula. If they had Victoria Beckman as the new judge I wasn't for sure not going to watch. However, with Ellen I believe she will breath a bit more life into the show and it will be fun to watch.
@robert19ph (4584)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
hello lelin1123, I love Ellen. For the sure the show will be better for she is a comedian. Only one thing for sure, with Ellen around plus Saimon, Ryan and Randy, have no lady in the show anymore for they are all guys. He he
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
11 Sep 09
You forgot about Kara she is all female. Thanks for responding.
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@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
11 Sep 09
I'm not sure I am comfortable with the idea of having Ellen Degeneres as AI judge. Yes, she's funny but what does she know about music? I mean AI is a singing competition and those aspiring singers deserve to be judged by people who have made names in the music industry.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
11 Sep 09
She is going to be great. She will not be judging on technicality she will be judging as if she was in the audience. Judging for the people with her compassion and wit. She will have the same compassion that Paula had. There is really no need for four judges to be judging on the Technical aspect of the singing voice.
• Canada
11 Sep 09
Yes put Ellen in, I'd watch that too. I think Ellen's great and think that Paula would do better if she was up on stage. I don't think she's happy judging the idols. I like Ellen, I think she's funny and she cares about some of the same things I care about. She also has more energy and is very expressive.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
11 Sep 09
Yes she will be the judge for the people like us. She has heart like Paula but she also had a great sense of humor. I think the show is going to be great. Thanks for responding.
@kykidd (6819)
• United States
11 Sep 09
Yes, yes...Ellen is great! She is a kind soul and has a lovely personality. In addition to all of that, she is funny too. My family can be really judgmental when it comes to people that are different. And if they like Ellen, I think that probably everyone does. She'll do great and I think she will probably bring a whole new audience along with her to the program. Have a great day here on myLot!
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
11 Sep 09
I know I'm so excited because I was seriously not going to watch this coming season. Thank you for responding.
@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
10 Sep 09
Wow..ellen is funny, so it might be more exciting and can't wait how she 'handle' simon.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
10 Sep 09
I think it will be a breath of fresh air and fun. She will be a judging like us the people is what she said today on her talk show. Thanks for responding.
• United States
10 Sep 09
Wow thats interesting.... I love ellen...and though i love paula i never did think she did much for that show....but it seems to me ellen is an odd choice for that show too isnt she?? I mean she isnt involved in the music industry AT ALL that i know of...what would be her credentials for judging that show?? Anyway I still love her so im sure she will do fine... but i sure wish they would get rid of that cara diaguardi bisnatch...I really cant stand her!!!
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
10 Sep 09
She just announced it on her talk show and she said she does not know how this happened. Only that she has watched every show and love the show. She said she will be speaking for the audience being the ear for the people I guess. Watching like us but giving her views not technically of course. I think its going to be fun. Thank you for responding.
@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
10 Sep 09
I find Ellen really funny and love watching her daytime talk show. But I still don't know if she does know many aspects of the whole music industry. I do like her whole personality. I have seen her as a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance and think she did a really good job. I wish her the best of luck with her new gig.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
10 Sep 09
I too saw her guest host on "Do you think you can dance" and thought she was good on that show. I'm looking forward to seeing her on American Idol. I believe its going to be alot more fun especially with the big personality that Ellen has. I think the contestants are going to love her.
• Uruguay
10 Sep 09
Really ? I liked Paula, although she never offered any real advice . I really like Ellen too, we'll see how this goes .
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
10 Sep 09
I liked Paula too because she has a big heart and never wanted to be mean towards the contestants. I think Ellen will bring the same thing to the show. I think it will be interesting. Thank you for responding.
@cherrc (666)
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
wow! i love ellen. no offense meant Paula's fans coz i also like her. but ellen as the new character, it would be a good recipe. :)
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
10 Sep 09
I agree I love them both and I think they both have compassion for people. The contestants will be treated nice by Ellen like Paula did. The show needed a person like that. Posh ( Spice Girls) would never have worked out because she is not compassionate and she is a bit boring in my opinion. Thanks for responding.
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
are you serious??? that would be great if that's true! ha!ha! i love watching her show. she's so funny! but how can she be a judge in a singing contest???
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
10 Sep 09
I don't know we shall see. Like I said earlier Ellen can hear a good voice or not. I know I can tell if someone can sing or not. We may not have the technical aspect of a singers voice but we know what sounds good and what doesn't. I think Ellen is going to breath new life into the show and its going to be alot of fun. Thank you for responding.
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
I think she will add the excitement in the show, i just don't think she's that capable in judging especially in the technical parts.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
10 Sep 09
Maybe not in the technical part we will havet to wait and see. She will bring the same compassion that Paula had for the contestants unlike what the other judges lacked. Thanks for responding.
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I had not heard this, thanks for the info. That should make for a very interesting show. I like to watch ellen to but i get tired of her so called dancing. Don't guess she'll do that on this show, lol. I liked paula to at first but had gotten a little tired of her. This should be an interesting change.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
10 Sep 09
I love Paula because she has a heart and was never rude or cruel to the contestants. I believe that Ellen will bring the same type of kindness to the show plus maybe alot of comedy to it too. We shall see. Thanks for responding.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
10 Sep 09
I think alot of her reason for leaving, had to do with the stalker she had. I remember seeing a comment that said she had to stay, even though she didn't want to because she was under contract. I do think that Ellen will give Simon a run for his money.
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
10 Sep 09
Yes I think when it comes to Ellen and Simon the chemistry will be quite different then what Paula brought to the table. However, I do believe that Ellen and Simon are friends so it should be a fun time and alot more entertaining.