blige harris ai 290 'American Idol': Which guest judge do you want to see?We know that new “American Idol” judge Ellen DeGeneres will be joining the show for its Hollywood round, which tapes in January. But before then, viewers will get to see a parade of guest judges for the audition rounds.

The eight guests — Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris, Joe Jonas, Avril Lavigne, Katy Perry and Shania Twain — sat in with judges Simon Cowell, Kara DioGuardi and Randy Jackson during the show’s open calls, which will kick off the season Jan. 12. Their presence got us wondering: Would any of them make you more inclined to watch the often-excruciating first shows?

Purely on television terms, we can envision both Beckham and Harris mixing it up with auditioners, and it’s not hard to imagine Chenoweth taking issue, Paula Abdul-style, with some of Cowell’s harsher comments. What do you think? Are the guest judges a reason to tune in?

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