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 Paula Abdul and replaced them with younger versions of themselves.
13.09.2012 [Yahoo! News Blogs (blog)] - And the much-ballyhooed new judges (last year's models, Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger, have been very publicly replaced by the blonder, fresher faces of pop princesses Britney Spears and Demi Lovato) weren't the only drastic tweaks to the
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 Paula Abdul.
17.09.2012 [Brisbane Times] - However the gradual departure of its original judging panel - first Paula Abdul 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, Paula Abdul 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 Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger were replaced by pop stars Britney Spears — at a reported