Fox has announced that Ellen DeGeneres will be joining American Idol as a permanent fourth judge.
Here's what Ellen had to say:
"Hopefully I'm the people's point of view because I'm just like you. I sit at home and I watch it and I don't have that technical... I'm not looking at it in a critical way from the producer's mind. I'm looking at it as a person who is going to buy the music and is going to relate to that person. So I'm hopefully going to be that voice of what we're all doing at home,"