The preliminary rounds of auditions for American Idol, Season 9, will be different from the past seasons. Because of the departure of Paula Abdul, the producers of American Idol have opted for having celebrity judges at the judges table.
The list of guest judges is excellent. They include Tony Award winner, Kristin Chenoweth and this years Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris. Other announced judges are Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Joe Jonas, Katy Perry and Shania Twain. Each one of these guest judges is active in the entertainment industry at this time and should be able to add some suggestions and advice to the contestants.
The guest judges will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi at the judges table. Ryan Seacrest will still be hosting the show.
Although the guest judges are all highly qualified, many people believe that Paula Abdul will be missed on the show. Although she has always been a bit “flighty”, she played an important role in the 8 years of American Idol.
What do you think? Do you think the celebrity judges will be good? Will Paula be missed? Please share your thoughts!