Fox television executives said that “I kissed a girl” singer and Posh Spice as other female artists too will be guest judges on the most-watched American television show - “American Idol” - this upcoming season to help replace departing Paula Abdul.
However, this is just a temporary solution, as Fox and the producers of “American Idol” said they are searching for a permanent, fourth judge to sit in Abdul’s seat when the ninth season of the show returns to TV in early 2010. “Between now and January (when the show airs) we will come up with a permanent solution on what we will do … Obviously there is going to be a different dynamic (and) there is something exciting about that,” Peter Rice, chairman of entertainment at Fox said.
Asked whether there was still a chance that Paula Abdul might still find a way back to the show, Rice told reporters gathered at an event showcasing new programs: “Our understanding is that we have concluded the negotiations and Paula has announced she is not coming back.”
Katy Perry has let everybody know that she isn’t going to “pity pass” on American Idol because they have a sob story and that she’s going to be as harsh a critic as Simon Cowell. At least this is what angryape.com reported over this weekend. According to the site, Perry stated: “Ok, I must confess, I’m SO excited to guest host on American Idol. I think Simon & I are gonna get along famously. He tells it like it is… & truthfully, that’s how ppl need to hear it.”
“This isn’t like ur local highschool talent contest. This is AI! Ppl that wanna b in music biz need to know this sh** isn’t a cake walk! ”
“No more pity passing kids on to the next level just cause they have some kinda sob story or cuz they look like a replica of past Idol winners (is it me or does every year have like the nerd, the rocker chick, gospel chick, etc.)”
“Anyway, I’m just excited to tell it like it is & high 5 Simon all day. He may be devil of judges but he’s riggght!”
On the other hand, Victoria Beckham is going to use an entirely different style of judging. It seems she has told host Ryan Seacrest: “I want to be nice to people. I know how it feels to stand there and be judged… I don’t want to shatter anybody’s dream.”
Perhaps that’s the reason why Fox decided to contracted these amazing women. Just like Rice said, “Our job in next four or five months is to consider what makes this the most fun, the most entertaining show”.
This entry was posted on Monday, August 10th, 2009 at 3:49 pm and is filed under News.