It's a bit too early to predict who will be crowned the next American Idol champion. It might help to have a few names of the finalists and all.
But the new (and improved?) team is featured in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly and the panelists take a few broad guesses about who might end up on the finale stage in May:
Ryan Seacrest: I think you’ll see some of the youngest talent we’ve ever had compete with some of the oldest talent we’ve ever had.
Jennifer Lopez: You may have the youngest winner ever.
Randy Jackson: I’m going to go out on a limb. I think a girl’s going to win the show.
What about Simon Cowell departing the competition?Says Randy:
"It’s definitely been interesting. He’s our friend for life. I don’t know if Steven knows him much, but Jennifer definitely knows him. We’ve all hung out together. So, listen, we definitely miss him, but it’s a different kind of vibe. It’s a different kind of energy now. And I think in season 10 the show actually really needed it."
Are you looking forward to season 10? It kicks off on January 19.