"To those who are complaining that Ellen isn't right for Idol, I say she is. Because she has heart. And that's what that show's about."
—Emmys winner and standout musical artist herself (not to mention upcoming American Idol contributor) Kristin Chenoweth, when we asked about the shocking choice of DeGeneres as a replacement judge for Paula Abdul
True enough, I suppose, but we're still gonna miss Abdul's green eye shadow, not to mention kooky comebacks—and Ellen can certainly take care of the latter, just not the former.
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