American Idol Chatter: The Jury's Out On The New Judges05:06
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Left to right, "American Idol" judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, and host Ryan Seacrest. (AP)
Left to right, "American Idol" judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, and host Ryan Seacrest. (AP)

This week American Idol opened its tenth season on Fox. Longtime mean guy Simon Cowell is gone from the judging panel, as are Kara DioGuardi and Ellen DeGeneres.

Replacing them are two stars of the pop world, Jennifer Lopez and Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler. We take a look at how they're doing with Ann Powers, Chief Pop Music Critic of the Los Angeles Times.


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This segment aired on January 21, 2011.

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