'American Idol': First look at the judges actually judging

american-idol-judges-jersey.jpgIt's a first look at the brand new "American Idol" judges panel actually judging! Or at least getting ready to judge. Producer Nigel Lythgoe tweeted the above picture, it shows him, the three judges ( Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, occupying Simon's old spot, oh ho!) and host Ryan Seacrest setting up to begin the judging contestants in New Jersey.

As we've said before, we're excited about the new judges panel after seeing them in person at the announcement last Wednesday (Sept. 22). Nigel's picture just gets us antsier for the show to come back.

Are you excited for the new panel of judges? How about the changes in format? "American Idol" Season 10 debuts in January 2011.

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