In this May 26, 2010 photo, Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the "American Idol" finale in Los Angeles. DeGeneres served as an "American Idol" judge during the 2010 season. Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell were the original judges on "American Idol." The cast of judges has changed over the years, with Jackson now the lone judge left from the first season. On Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban were named as judges, joining Mariah Carey and Jackson, as the judges' panel has now expanded to four members from its previous three. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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In this May 26, 2010 photo, Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the "American Idol" finale in Los Angeles. DeGeneres served as an "American Idol" judge during the 2010 season. Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell were the original judges on "American Idol." The cast of judges has changed over the years, with Jackson now the lone judge left from the first season. On Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban were named as judges, joining Mariah Carey and Jackson, as the judges' panel has now expanded to four members from its previous three. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
In this May 26, 2010 photo, Ellen DeGeneres arrives at the "American Idol" finale in Los Angeles. DeGeneres served as an "American Idol" judge during the 2010 season. Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell were the original judges on "American Idol." The cast of judges has changed over the years, with Jackson now the lone judge left from the first season. On Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban were named as judges, joining Mariah Carey and Jackson, as the judges' panel has now expanded to four members from its previous three. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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