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A first look at the judges’ table. Randy takes Simon’s usual spot

Nigel Lythgoe recently posted this photo. It appears Randy Jackson is now seated in Simon Cowell’s usual spot. But during this portion of the auditions, there is no order in which people talk. So I’m not sure if the seating arrangement matters in any particular way. But it’s cool to see how they look together:

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JTesla

September 29th, 2010
6:30 pm

More scary than I imagined.

Randy, lost weight again, good for him. Or Maybe Steven Tyler is draining his soul!

Are they being directed on what to say?

JTesla

September 29th, 2010
6:31 pm

BTW: Randy should be the one to take Simon’s spot. Keeps the Steven or Jennifer are bad Simon replacements chatter down.

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Finally....

September 29th, 2010
7:07 pm

Finally….Kara and Ellen are GONE!!!! At least Steven and J-LO will bring a breathe of fresh air and new perspective for talent. Kara couldn’t have found her way outta paper bag when it came to talent! And Ellen? Christ allmighty. How did they EVER think SHE could judge singers anyway? If it had been a comedian contest….okay. But singing? Someone connect the dots for me. Please. Ellen and a singing compeition. Hell..I would bring Michael Jackson’s ghost in before Ellen. That’s how small her voice was!!!

JTesla

September 29th, 2010
7:22 pm

I don’t think people realize that Steven Tyler is a soul stealer. He can steal your soul through the television set!

Randy put on a Japanese school girl outfit to try and ward off the effects.

Nana

September 29th, 2010
8:37 pm

Deirdre and Rickster congrats on the grandbaby news. There is nothing more precious than a new baby to love and spoil, unless it’s GREAT grandchildren. I will have to say that I never spoiled my grands nor my great grands. The other grandmother spoiled them!!!!!!!! I know y’all believe that, right?

Deirdre

September 29th, 2010
9:14 pm

Thanks Nana! And a special congrats to Rickster!

Randy put on a Japanese school girl outfit LOL!

Nana

September 30th, 2010
5:49 am

Good Morning!

Can’t sleep and been up since 2:07am. I hate nights like this, but at least all housework and laundry is done.

Highlander

September 30th, 2010
7:48 am

Good morning, all.

Congratulations, D & Rickster – though I’m not sure why we congratulate grandparents, …you had no part in it! :lol:

Nana, is it insomnia or something else that kept you up?

Highlander

September 30th, 2010
7:49 am

Is Nigel trying to get the panel to sing along to something or is he showing them the moves he’s learned on SYTYCD? :shock:

Deirdre

September 30th, 2010
7:53 am

Morning!

Maybe Nigel is trying to impress upon the panel the difference between good singers and not good singers.

Deirdre

September 30th, 2010
7:58 am

Tony Curtis died. I’ll bet that’s someone Mo could tell us a lot about.

Lara

September 30th, 2010
8:26 am

Not a good shot of Nigel….is he drinking too much beer lately?

Woodpappy

September 30th, 2010
8:52 am

Just looks like a wierd combination of folks there. Hope we get used to them and they gel with each other. Bring on the talent….Oh wait it’s not January yet.

Harriett

September 30th, 2010
8:53 am

Morning! Yep, D, Mo sure could tell us all about TC and all that.

Nana, sorry you couldn’t sleep. Bet you will be up for an afternoon nap today. I come from a long line of afternoon nap-takers. Unfortunately, I had to break the habit in order to work!

Go Braves!

Nana

September 30th, 2010
8:55 am

Not sure what Nigel is telling them, but he has their undivided attention.

Highlander, not sure what kept me awake last night. I tend to have nights that no matter hard I try, I just can’t sleep. It’s not unusual for me to do laundry, clean or bake during the night. I did this even before I retired.

Rickster

September 30th, 2010
9:19 am

The good news… there’s only three judges. The bad news, neither of them are Paula or Simon.

And technically, Highlander, grandparents did have something to do with it. If they had not produced a child, there would be no grandchild! :-)

JTesla

September 30th, 2010
9:19 am

He’s trying to distract Steven Tyler from sucking out peoples souls. He’s saying “look at this hand with the pen, wait over here this hand”

Mo Schriebman

September 30th, 2010
9:26 am

Three things about that Tony Curtis person. Get that picture The Vikings for your VCR with him and that Douglas guy also and I mean the old one and not the other one. And he said this and I quote his words as he said them to someone else as I did not know him personally, I would not be seen dead with a woman old enough to be my wife.

Deirdre

September 30th, 2010
9:37 am

He’s(Mr. Curtis) also famous for his Brooklyn accent which he could never get rid of even when playing a Roman slave or a New Mexico cowboy. But nobody seemed to care all that much.

Taking mom to the doc…back soon!

Thanks Mo.

Mo Schriebman

September 30th, 2010
9:55 am

Have you seen that Rifleman television program with that fellow Chuck Connors? He lost his accent from Brooklyn so why could not Tony Curtis be bothered to do the same before making that Viking picture? They should have hired Chuck but he was making that picture The Big Country the same year probably because he did not sound like he was from Brooklyn of all things.

Rickster

September 30th, 2010
11:55 am

Not only is Randy looking thinner… but he’s at least trying to look more intellectual. (Strike that up to the Japanese school girl outfit, I guess.) :-)

Maybe you have to actually look at Steven Tyler for him to drain your soul? (That would explain why everyone is looking away.)

RK

September 30th, 2010
12:01 pm

Still wearing those sweaters…

Frankentasia

September 30th, 2010
12:30 pm

Yalls don’t know it yet but its a suprise! I’m actually the fo’th jedge!!! See yalls in Januerry!

Rickster

September 30th, 2010
1:02 pm

I think Nigel’s actually auditioning… he’s sing “I’m a little teapot short and stout. Here is my handle, here is my spout.”

(He’s not doing all that great of a job on the whole handle/spout thing, though.)

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September 30th, 2010
1:12 pm

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Heather MacDonald

September 30th, 2010
1:26 pm

Nana, if you get REALLY bored, I’d be happy to let you clean our house also! LOL

Hank Williams Jr.

September 30th, 2010
1:37 pm

Heather…..how ya doin?

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Mike S

September 30th, 2010
1:53 pm

OK I see Nigel, Ryan, Randy and J-Lo. Who is the really ugly chick sitting next to J-LO?????? ;-)

Translation of what each is thinking:
Steven: Hmm I could use that pose on stage… maybe during “Cryin”

J-Lo : Ok, if randy scoots any closer to me he is getting this fist right in the kisser.

Nigel : yo, guys – and lady – over here! Pay attention to me. Steven quit snorting whatever that is you have over there. J-Lo pay attention to the contestants and put the make up mirror down. Randy, quit trying to scoot up next to J-Lo, Marc A will kick your a$$. Ryan, could you possibly look more gay with that hand on the hip pose?

Randy : Oh god it’s the Nigel hand of death.. maybe if I scoot a little closer to J-Lo I can duck behind her when is comes down.

Ryan : Silly Randy, I like Nigel’s hand of death, ohhh spank me big boy spank me!

Frankentasia

September 30th, 2010
2:01 pm

Wuh dat supposed to be funny?

Harriett

September 30th, 2010
2:08 pm

LOL, Mike and Rickster! Actually, I find it somehow comforting to see Randy sitting there.

Rickster

September 30th, 2010
2:14 pm

And that says volumes about the state of AI, Harriett.

Frankentasia

September 30th, 2010
2:16 pm

Yalls done lawst yalls freakin minds. Dey aint nurtin funny in this blawg today. ‘Cept fo’ me!! I don’t know which is bigger. JLo’s booty or Steven Tyler’s mouth. Dat mouth so big he can slide a watermelon in it.

Rickster

September 30th, 2010
2:29 pm

Most folks will tell you if you want to see what your girlfriend will look like in 30 – 40 years, look at her mother.

In Liv Tyler’s case…. it’s look at her dad!

Scary!

8-O

JTesla

September 30th, 2010
2:38 pm

Harriett do you mean that it is comforting to see half of Randy sitting there?

I joke, but he is looking good. Except for the dumb glasses, and the school girl outfit, and the fact that he is Randy Jackson.

Liv tyler

September 30th, 2010
2:56 pm

who is this jokester? I’ll remind you I DON’T do drugs. And have you even SEEN my mother? She is gorgeous. I assure you. In 30 years I will still be as beautiful as I am today. Now YOU on the other hand ——

Harriett

September 30th, 2010
3:11 pm

JT, I agree Randy is lookin’ good, and I really don’t expect him to be anything but what we’ve always known. But, he is part of the original “old guard,” and that fact alone endears him to me.

Eddie Longs underpants should be on American Idol

September 30th, 2010
3:21 pm

Eddie Longs Underpants are more talented than this latest crop of wanna-bees and bums. Tyler is an idiot, JLo only has her rump and Randy thinks he is the man now that Cowell has jumped ship.

This is AIs last year so enjoy the train wreck.

Eddie Longs underpants should be on American Idol

September 30th, 2010
3:22 pm

Randy thinks he b lookin like some modern day Pimp. LMAO…he looks completely Stupid, Dawg.

Randy Jackson Doo Doo

September 30th, 2010
3:23 pm

Randy dresses like some 1940 mafia guy or some lame bank president has been. His purple ties and ugly glasses couldnt even make a TJ Maxx manican look acceptable. RJ is just a stupid, over the hill playa wannabe.

*POOT*

Frankentasia & Reuben

September 30th, 2010
3:26 pm

Up yaws. YEAH I said it an all yawl asses gun be dummmyed win me an my lova reuben hab ah baby.

*huff* yea, Franky be righ. She habn my baby an we b lookin righteiousness. To gawd *huff, puff* be daw glowry AMAN beeatches. I gotz my beeatch franky *cough* aw lawd…Hep me…my chess *cough* be *cough* hurtn

Franky caw am amboowanse…*cough*

JTesla

September 30th, 2010
4:21 pm

The fortune in my fortune cookie today: “Keep your goals away from the trolls”

I kid you not.

Harriett

September 30th, 2010
4:31 pm

JT, sounds like sound advice! As for me, I am leaving this wonderful place for the day. Ta ta for now!

Rickster

September 30th, 2010
4:41 pm

My submissions for “thought balloons”

Steven Tyler: “Get that #$^ing guy outta here and bring on the chicks.”

J-Lo: “I like that move. Maybe I’ll use it in a routine if this resurrects my career like I’m hoping.”

Randy: None. (Actually that’s a Randy Jackson wax figure on loan from Madam Toussad’s museum)

Ryan: “I can’t believe I sold my soul & dignity for a lousy $15 million. I shoulda left with Simon.”

Nigel: “Bow to me! I’m the savior of American Idol! Bow to me!” (That, or “I’m supposed to pull off a miracle with THESE guys? Who am I kidding?”)

Rickster

September 30th, 2010
4:42 pm

I’m outta here folks, and off tomorrow.

See you all on Monday. Have a great weekend.

Rodney Ho

September 30th, 2010
6:45 pm

new blog entry for a new day!

Boogers in your hair

October 1st, 2010
9:18 am

LOL…Randy thinks by dressing all pimpy he is gonna get a piece of JLos rumpus…LOL…FOOL!!!