Randy, Simon and Kara are joined by a special guest on season nine: star singer Mary J. Blige.
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Shania Twain is seated next to the American Idol judges you know and love in this shot from season nine.
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Welcome to American Idol, Neil Patrick Harris. The hilarious actor serves as a season nine guest judge.
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Victoria Beckham serves as a guest judge on season nine of American Idol. We're not sure what she knows about singing.
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We love Kristin Chenoweth. She guest judges an episode of American Idol, prior to the season's Hollywood round.
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Welcome to the world's most popular show, Joe Jonas. The cute singer guest judges an episode of American Idol.
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No way Simon Cowell would give the thumbs up to a record deal with Robert Pattinson, would he? That's the rumor.
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Here's your new panel of judges on American Idol: Kara DioGuardi poses with Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson.
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Simon Cowell Biography

New American Idol Judges Simon Cowell is our favorite American Idol judge. He's sometimes mean, but always honest and entertaining. He also knows how to put Paula... More »
Born
Birthplace
Simon Phillip Cowell
Full Name
Brighton, East Sussex, England

Simon Cowell Quotes

It was a little bit like Chihuahua trying to be a tiger.

Simon Cowell [following David Archuleta's attempt to sing a Chris Brown song]

I’d pack your suitcase.

Simon Cowell [to Jason Castro, after the former sung "I Shot the Sheriff"]