Ellen is the fourth judge sitting side by side with Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Simon Cowell in the 9th season of American Idol.
Ellen admitted that she�s no music authority compared to Simon, Randy and Kara but she promised to be the people�s point of view among the judges since she�s an American Idol fan herself.
"I�m thrilled to be the new judge on American Idol. I�ve watched since the beginning, and I�ve always been a huge fan. So getting this job is a dream come true, and think of all the money I�ll save from not having to text in my vote! Hopefully I�m the people�s point of view because I�m just like you. I sit at home and I watch it. I�m not looking at it in a critical way from the producer�s mind. I�m looking at it as a person who is going to buy the music and is going to relate to that person," she said.