2010-03-18 10:47:16 GMT SINA.com
Who cares what Simon, Randy, Kara, or Ellen think? We created our own American Idol panel, with four of the smartest judges we could find. As a judge on American Idol, Ellen DeGeneres could use all the help she can get. Remember when she accidentally thought a piano was a guitar? Actually, this whole season of Idol seems off key—three promising performers went home last week and Simon Cowell seems more tuned out than ever. That's why NEWSWEEK recruited the world's smartest Idol fans to serve as our own judges.