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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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