Ellen DeGeneres off American Idol

July 29, 2010

Ellen DeGeneres Photos

The shake up for American Idol is in motion and the first piece to fall is Ellen DeGeneres.  The newest member of the judging panel announced that she has voted herself off the show on her Twitter account.  She released a statement on her her website that gave some more detail as to why she was leaving the suddenly shaky talent show.

A couple months ago, I let FOX and the “American Idol” producers know that this didn’t feel like the right fit for me. I told them I wouldn’t leave them in a bind and that I would hold off on doing anything until they were able to figure out where they wanted to take the panel next. It was a difficult decision to make, but my work schedule became more than I bargained for. I also realized this season that while I love discovering, supporting and nurturing young talent, it was hard for me to judge people and sometimes hurt their feelings. I loved the experience working on “Idol” and I am very grateful for the year I had. I am a huge fan of the show and will continue to be. [Ellen Show]

With this news coming today expect that on Monday we will find out who will be sitting on the panel next season. Will they go with four judges, three judges, will Kara be sent packing???

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