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Welcome to American Idol, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler!

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It's been the worst kept secret in Hollywood, but now American Idol has made the official announcement:

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will join Randy Jackson as the new season 10 judges. The artists were introduced at a press conference today, with Lopez making like Paula Abdul and telling an audience that included many aspiring contestants:

"I love you guys. I am so excited. It is about concentrating in the moment, do the best you can. Just live! Just live, it's your moment."

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J. Lo also set the bar impossible high for next year's finalists, saying: "I'm looking for the next Michael Jackson."

Tyler, meanwhile, was referred to as a "rock legend" by Fox executives and summed up his inclusion on the show with:

"[It] feels like the perfect feathered nest. It's being a part of something much bigger than yourself. I want to bring some rock to this roller coaster."

What do you think, TV Fanatics? Are you excited about the additions of Lopez and Tyler?

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Anna maria

wow, they are way more famous than the others were, except for ellen, so they have star quality therefore CAN judge! I hate it when they put useless people to judge, like, why are they better than the rest? these two are, at least in the success category.