'American Idol': Ellen DeGeneres back as a guest? What do you think?
"When we started that first audition city in Jersey, it was so bizarre because I'd look across the panel and you weren't there, Kara wasn't there, SImon wasn't there. I was like, 'What show are we on?'" laughs Jackson.
He then says that he's happy with new judges Steven Tyler and Jenifer Lopez.
"I was [Steven's] champion from the beginning because I thought you needed something unpredictable. He's a rock legend ... we're legends from the modeling word," laughs Jackson, indicating himself and DeGeneres. "But he's a legend from the music world."
And J.Lo is "a true triple threat. She's an actress, dancer, singer, performer. She's got it down."
But he thinks his "E," has he calls Ellen, should stop by to "do some funny guest thing."
Ellen hesitantly says, "Yeah, I'll come back. I'll do a guest thing."
We aren't sure she meant it, but we would welcome her back for a guest spot. What do you think, "Idol" fans?