L-R: Season 10 Judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson on AMERICAN IDOL airing on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FOX

L-R: Season 10 Judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson on AMERICAN IDOL airing on FOX. CR: Michael Becker / FOX

Both Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez can sympathize with the contestants on American Idol (Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, FOX). After all, they’ve had their share of critics judging their performances over the years.

Still, with all their success, the newly added judges aren’t sure if they could survive the rigors of the reality competition – especially if they were tossed into the arena at the start of their careers.

“In front of these guys?” Tyler asks about performing in front of the previous AI judges. “Probably scared to death.”

Judge Steven Tyler at the AMERICAN IDOL Season 10 Announcement. CR: Mark Davis/FOX © 2010 FOX BROADCASTING

Judge Steven Tyler at the AMERICAN IDOL Season 10 Announcement. CR: Mark Davis/FOX © 2010 FOX BROADCASTING

“I don’t know,” Lopez says about her chances of winning.

Randy Jackson, however, is confident they would make it…and as a music producer he should know.

“I think they both would have done well,” Jackson firmly states.

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Judge Jennifer Lopez at the AMERICAN IDOL Season 10 Announcement. CR: Mark Davis/FOX © 2010 FOX BROADCASTING

Judge Jennifer Lopez at the AMERICAN IDOL Season 10 Announcement. CR: Mark Davis/FOX © 2010 FOX BROADCASTING