CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Ellen Degeneres is out as an American Idol judge! She announced Thursday that it was her decision to leave the show after just one season.
She says a couple of months ago she realized the show just wasn't the right fit for her.
She admits her schedule became more than she bargained for and on top of that Ellen found it hard to judge people and hurt their feelings.
So this means going into the 10th season, American Idol now has two empty judge chairs to fill.