American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe tweeted the first picture of the upcoming season’s crew of American Idol judges — newbies Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez and old guard Randy Jackson — along with host extraordinaire Ryan Seacrest, doing their official duty at American Idol auditions for season 10.

Seeing the gang all together is totally giving me Idol fever (not to be confused with Bieber fever). But isn’t it odd seeing Randy in Simon’s old seat? I mean, I get that he’s the only original judge remaining and has a certain level of seniority, but for me, the dawg never had any real clout in terms of judging. Jenny from the Block and Steven both seem pretty at home in their new digs.

How do you think they look? Are you excited to see the new crew in action? What do you think of Randy taking Simon’s old spot? Sound off in the comments below!

Check out the press conference with Ryan, Randy, Steven, Jennifer and Nigel after the announcement about the new judges.

(Image courtesy of Nigel Lythgoe)

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