Tyler Idol New Judge Announced. Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler will be the new judge on Fox’s American Idol next season. The American Idol information came from a source who claims Steven Tyler has been selected as a new judge.
According to the source, “there is no reason to refute” Mr. Tyler’s account. The source would only speak on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to comment publicly on the matter. It’s difficult to confirm the report.
There has been a lot of speculation about who will be replacing “American Idol” judges Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres. Cowell left the Fox Idol series in order to bring a U.S. version of his British show “The X Factor” to the United States by 2011. Ellen DeGeneres departed from the series after one season. In a statement, DeGeneres stated that the series “didn’t feel like the right fit for me”.
In addition to the anonymous source, Deadline’s Nikki Finke reported that sources close to the rocker told her Steven Tyler’s “deal is done” for him to join the reality singing competition as a judge. Access Hollywood too had a source that Steven’s deal was done. Apparently, the rocker finished up negotiations with the show last week.