As earlier reported, diva Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler were announced as two-thirds of the all-new American Idol judging panel. Peep pics of Lopez and Tyler (along with original judge Randy Jackson) at the show’s press conference today below…
Randomness: The judging panel isn’t the only major change in this the show’s tenth season. Now featured as an in-house mentor will be Interscope head Jimmy Iovine. What does this mean, you may ask? Gone, according to reports, are the weekly themes. Instead individual acts will be honed to be great in the genre of music which suits them as an artist. What’s more, Interscope in-house producers such as Timbaland and Polow Da Don (as well as other label figures) will be working with the contestants each week to ‘up their everything’ (posture, vocals, artistic growth etc). The heavy involvement of Interscope (a subsidary of Universal Music) comes on the heels of the label replacing long-time Idol collaborators Sony Music as the winners’ label.
Sounds like Idol may actually be worth the watch this go round.