13.09.2012 [Christian Science Monitor] - ... the judging panel, Demi Lovato and Britney Spears. Simon Cowell, in a move that was rather cliche for a middle-aged man, dumped last season's female judges Nicole Scherzinger and PaulaAbdul and replaced them with younger versions of themselves.
17.09.2012 [Philadelphia Inquirer] - ... singer Keith Urban will join Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey as American Idol judges, the Fox network announced Sunday. Jackson is the only judge left from the original trio of arbiters that also included scowling Simon Cowell and perky PaulaAbdul.
17.09.2012 [Brisbane Times] - However the gradual departure of its original judging panel - first PaulaAbdul in 2009 and then, most significantly, Simon Cowell a year later, led to a steady diluting of its audience and status. Ill-fated appointments such as Ellen DeGeneres and
17.09.2012 [New York Times] - Ms. Aguilera's shadow also extends over “The X Factor,” the Fox competition that last week gave its new judge-mentor panel its debut: the two older male executives, L. A. Reid and Simon Cowell, remain from Season 1, but the two women, PaulaAbdul and
17.09.2012 [Washington Post] - After that show's first season attracted far fewer viewers than Cowell and Fox had promised, “X” also underwent a highly hyped shake-up, in which judges PaulaAbdul and Nicole Scherzinger were replaced by pop stars Britney Spears — at a reported