Judging the New ‘Idol’ Judges- Are They Cutting It?

April 5, 2011 – In The News
Today.com

Critics and “Idol” fans are still debating whether Jennifer Lopez and Stephen Tyler have enough honesty and perspective to captivate fans as well as Simon Cowell. While their personalities have shined through, it has yet to be seen if they are willing to put aside their established celebrity personas and speak the truth.

A judge more focused on his or her reputation can become a show’s dead weight, said Darrell Miller. “If you come in and you’re not honest or funny – and are basically a rubber stamp, if you’re not offering any meaningful criticism then you’ll fade into the woodwork,” he said. “I imagine Jennifer Lopez is more concerned with being helpful and honest than being mean for mean’s sake.”