American Idol was one of my worse experiences
Ellen DeGeneresis finally speaking the truth behind her exit from Amrican Idal after a single season and says it was her worse experience!
The popular talk show host, who joined Randy Jackson, Kara DioGuardi and Simon Cowell as judge for the ninth season in 2010, told Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show, "It didn't feel like the right fit for [her]".
When asked if she hated being on show, Ellen responded: "Yes… that's one of the worse decisions I've made."
When pressed further about why she wanted to be part of the Fox competition series in the first place, she explained, "As a fan of the shows, it doesn't matter that I sing or I know anything about pitch or anything, I'm like everybody else at home. It's 'American Idol.' ... So I thought, I'm gonna represent those people at home that have opinions ... but then I just thought, like Howard says, 'I can't break this person's heart.' Let somebody else do that."
Ellen has joined the likes of former judge, Mariah Carey who earlier this year called judging the show ''the worse experience of my life". Adding that it was "… You have to make up things to say about people. Half the time, the performances are good. You'd just be like, 'It was good!'" she told the Kylie and Jackie O radio show in Australia.
Ellen and Carey's confessions are coming months after it was announced that 'American Idol' will come to an end on Fox after its 15th season, with the series finale airing in 2016!
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