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Ninth season of ‘Idol’ will be different, promises Randy Jackson

Veteran judge for American Idol, Randy Jackson, says to expect a 'very different' season with the ninth edition of the singing competition series. He cites not only the addition of Ellen DeGeneres as a judge and the loss of Paula Abdul as key differences, but also the level of talent during auditions, and the other heavy-hitter guest judges, including Avril Lavigne, Neil Patrick Harris, Shania Twain and Victoria Beckham.
January 11, 2010

Veteran judge for American Idol, Randy Jackson, says to expect a ‘very different’ season with the ninth edition of the singing competition series. He cites not only the addition of Ellen DeGeneres as a judge and the loss of Paula Abdul as key differences, but also the level of talent during auditions and the other heavy-hitter guest judges, including Avril Lavigne, Neil Patrick Harris, Shania Twain and Victoria Beckham.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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