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.
Learn more about some American Idol contestants
- MTV.com: Bronx-native Travis Orlando sings "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
- YouTube: New York's Robbie Rosen sings "Billionaire" by Travie McCoy
- Victoria Huggins: Gospel singer goes for Idol win
This segment aired on January 21, 2011.