The next batch of "American Idol" judges has been announced! Though the show will never be the same without Simon, perhaps the makeover will be good -- especially since two extremely familiar faces will be joining veteran "Idol" judge Randy Jackson on the show ....
Jennifer Lopez: After much anticipation -- and allegedly complicated salary negotiations -- JLo signed on to be the female face of the show. (She reportedly asked for $12 million a year to sit on the panel.) She's showing some early signs of Paula-like positivity: She told the tens of thousands of hopefuls auditioning that she was very excited "to work with you and watch you grow."
Steven Tyler: Aerosmith's lead singer will be replacing Simon (though really, can anyone fill Simon's shoes?). Tyler said he wanted to be "part of something bigger" than himself: "I wanna bring some rock to this roller coaster," he said.
The new cast was announced during final rounds of auditions for next season. What do you think of the two new judges? Do you think adding a mom like JLo to the panel will breathe new life into the long-running show?
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