Chenoweth, Harris, Beckham, Blige and More Are Guest "Idol" Judges

News   Chenoweth, Harris, Beckham, Blige and More Are Guest "Idol" Judges
 
During the preliminary rounds of auditions for FOX's "American Idol," a host of celebrities — including a few with Broadway credits — will join Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi at the judges table.
Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth Photo by Andrew Southam

MTV.com and People Magazine report that guest judges — filling in for Paula Abdul, who has reportedly departed the hit singing competition — currently include Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, recent Tony Awards host Neil Patrick Harris, Victoria Beckham, Mary J. Blige, Shania Twain, Katy Perry and Joe Jonas. "American Idol" will return for its ninth season in January 2010. Ryan Seacrest hosts.

Winners of the first eight seasons comprise Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, Jordin Sparks, David Cook and Kris Allen.

For more information visit www.americanidol.com.

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