Ellen DeGeneres finally made her highly anticipated debut as a judge on American Idol. Ellen, 52, made her debut alongside Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi on the Monday night Hollywood episode.
The TV Host brought her sense of humor into judging the contestants, telling Skiiboski, one of the more memorable contestants from the Idol audtions — “You frighten me,” she told him. “You were like a leopard behind a cage.” Ellen continued, “Sexy and scary — it’s a fine line.”
And so much for the alleged tension that has been reported between Ellen and fellow judge, Simon, as the two seemed to get along rather well last night, even joking with one another at times.
Ellen recently told Entertainment Tonight she is “getting good at delivering bad news” to Idol wannabes. “I’m trying to do it in a tender way,” she says. “I hate hurting people’s feelings, so that, I think, is the hardest part.”
TELL US – THE QUESTION OF THE DAY IS DID YOU ENJOY ELLEN AS A NEW JUDGE? DID SHE DO WELL?