ellen degeneres 320 2 'American Idol': Ellen DeGeneres' first day as a judgeFind out how Ellen DeGeneres feels her first day judging “American Idol” went.

It sounds like Ellen is really enjoying “Idol” so far — except it’s keeping her from the show itself! “I couldn’t watch ‘American Idol’ last night because I was busy working on ‘American Idol’ last night.” 

She continues, “It’s exciting, I have to tell you because last year I watched ‘American Idol’ in my pajamas sitting on my couch. And this year, it’s totally different because I actually get to be right there and although we have these late, late nights and if they keep going like this, I’m going to have to put my pajamas on.”

We are very excited to see Ellen as an “American Idol” judge. This year could really shake things up for the franchise and allay some fears going forward.

What do you guys think? Excited for Ellen?

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."