February 2nd, 2010
02:13 PM ET
It’s almost Ellen time.
Ellen DeGeneres takes her seat as the newest “American Idol” judge on February 9.
The comic/talk show host will make her debut on the show during the Hollywood round where contestants will vie for a spot among the Top 24 semifinalists.
If past seasons are any indication, there’s sure to be plenty of drama, some tears and maybe even an argument or two as the group battles it out to make it one step closer to one of the coveted slots on the road to the final 12.
And there may be some battles at the judges’ table, too - since word is that the often cantankerous Simon Cowell and the happy-go-lucky DeGeneres may not be seeing eye to eye.
Are you excited to finally see Ellen take her place among the ‘Idol’ judges?
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