Kara DioGuardi

American Idol Experts Weigh In On New Season

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In some ways, the 10th season of “American Idol” is a whole new show. With legendary meanie judge Simon Cowell not on hand to offer up his cutting putdowns for the first time in the show’s history and Jennie-come-lately panelists Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres off the panel as well, there’s a chance for “Idol” to reboot after a lackluster season nine that saw ratings slip.

There are quite a few changes in store, many of which have gotten professional “Idol” watchers excited for the show for the first time in a long time. When the new season boots up Wednesday night (January 19), MTV News’ “Idol” expert and “Idol in 60 Seconds” host Jim Cantiello said he’ll be even more amped up than he usually is (which is super-duper amped up). Read more>>>