I'll be honest I figured Paula would be back next year. When I first heard she didn't sign a new contract, then I thought it was just to get the show into the news with everyone talking about it around the water cooler. Now I'm not sure how well next season will go with the new regular person that will be sitting in Paula's Chair and I was quite surprised to hear Ellen DeGeneres. Ellen has a very sucessful talk show and wondered if the show was ending and have heard she is going to do both.
I like Ellen; however, would have liked to see the new person be somebody in the music business. There certainly are many talented female singers that are popular and I would think the show could afford one. What do you think of Ellen joining American Idol? Is she the right choice?