The Hollywood phase of "American Idol" continues tonight with a one-hour episode that airs 9 p.m. on Fox. Contestants will sing in groups.
Viewers will get another look at Ellen DeGeneres' judging abilities tonight. DeGeneres made her "Idol" judging debut Tuesday and received mainly positive reviews in the blogosphere.
In today's conference call with reporters, "Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi said DeGeneres is a good addition to the panel. "I thought she delivered the message with kindness, but also had criticism in there," DioGuardi said.
Will tonight's episode solidify DeGeneres' popularity?
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