New AMERICAN IDOL judges Steven Tyler (second from L) and Jennifer Lopez (second from R) with returning Judge Randy Jackson (L), Host Ryan Seacrest (Center) and mentor Chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M Records Jimmy Iovine and Records (R). CR: Michael Becker/FOX © 2010 FOX BROADCASTING

New AMERICAN IDOL judges Steven Tyler (second from L) and Jennifer Lopez (second from R) with returning Judge Randy Jackson (L), Host Ryan Seacrest (Center) and mentor Chairman of Interscope-Geffen-A&M Records Jimmy Iovine and Records (R). CR: Michael Becker/FOX © 2010 FOX BROADCASTING

American Idol returns in January with an two-thirds change in judges. Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler will join Randy Jackson on the panel when the show premieres (Wednesday, January 20th, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT).

The folks at FOX sent us these nifty “get to know the judges” videos along with a couple teaser vids from the season 10 auditions.

We have to admit, we had doubts, but these videos seem to suggest that Steven Tyler could just add the extra oomph the show needs to boost its ratings, while Jennifer Lopez could have the heart that’s been lacking since Paula Abdul left the program.

Plus, from the looks of it, Randy Jackson has reclaimed his voice as a professional…an element that also seemed to wane over the last two seasons.

Jeez, this could really turn back into a singing competition.

We’re in.

Enjoy!

The judges reacting to contestants.

Steven Tyler greeting the contestants.

Jennifer Lopez greeting the contestants.

Randy Jackson explaining his beginnings and what he expects from the contestants.

Auditions of good singers.

More good singers.