American Idol‘s returning executive producer Nigel Lythgoe Wednesday Tweeted the very first photo of the new panel of judges at work.
“It’s great to be back on American Idol. The judges were great,” Lythgoe wrote as a caption to the picture.
This was the first time we’ve seen Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler sitting at the judges’ table, along with Idol vet Randy Jackson. Lythgoe and Ryan Seacrest are also pictured – standing at the side.
(We couldn’t help but notice that Randy is in Simon‘s old chair! That must be the ‘power seat’!)
The American Idol team is in New Jersey Wednesday as the new panel judges their first group of auditions.
The tenth season of American Idol premieres in January, 2011 on Fox.