Monday, January 9, 2012

VIDEO: Steven Tyler featured in new American Idol promo

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler returns to prime time television next week as American Idol returns with a two-night premiere to kick off Season 11.

Tyler joins fellow judges Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson for another round of the series, and he recently told Oprah how impressed he was with the level of talent they review.

“Half these kids that we send home,” Steven told the talk show legend, “are twice as good as Janis Joplin was when she she sang her first note. Or I was. I look at these kids and I go, ‘Oh, my God, I really sucked.’ I would have gotten thrown off the show. All these kids need is 2 to 3 years of clubs and they could be as good as anyone out there.”

In a recent session with FOX’s All Access, Tyler and the panel were asked what they were looking for in the audition process.

“The genre of good,” said the Aerosmith singer. “If it’s good, we love it.”

American Idol returns on Wednesday, January 18.

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