According to a release from the organizers, record executive Jimmy Lovine, singer-actress Jennifer Lopez and rocker Steven Tyler, have been contracted to join the judges panel for the show’s 10th season.
Tyler and Lopez are replacing Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi.
Randy Jackson, at a news conference after the announcement, said that none of the new judges will be expected to fill the role of villain, which was often played by Cowell.
“We will all have our moments,” Jackson said.
Lopez suggested that it wouldn’t be her.
“I believe in tough love, but I don’t think I could ever be cruel to another artist,” Lopez said “There are definitely better ways to say things and get your point across.”
She said one benefit of her job on the show is that she can settle down with her family in Los Angeles for six months without having to go on the road