I’ve already handed down my verdict. I think the new panel of Idol judges passed their first test.
Of course, the real test comes when the live shows begin.
Now, here is what some former contestants tweeted about the judging changes on Idol.
A reminder: If you’d like to watch these or other former finalists Idol performances, head here. I’ve posted a page for each former finalist for all nine seasons of Idol, with every video we could find here at The York Dispatch.
I’ll post more comments from former contestants as I find them.
Didi Benami: “American Idol was great tonight, I Loved it! Such a fan of Steven Tyler and (have always loved & been a huge fan of) Jennifer Lopez- Loved the energy between the new panel and the way it all works together. Good Job! I’m looking forward to seeing what happens and heard some great talent!”
Tamyra Gray: “I thoroughly enjoy Idol 2nite!! I like the new judges!! They’re gr8. Woohoo excited about the season, so far.”
Katie Stevens: “I like the Idol judges this year actually, it’s fresh and different.”
Alexis Grace: “I actually like them…good chemistry, still miss my simon!”
LaToya London: “American Idol was great tonight. I love how they change lives!”
Carmen Rasmusen: “I have to admit, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson have a surprisingly great chemistry. It almost seems as if they’ve been meant for the show all along.” From her blog in The Deseret News.