Portia de Rossi Ellen DeGeneres Porsche Although an ability to sing is not a pre-requisite for becoming a judge on American Idol, Ellen Degeneres told X17online yesterday that she was getting her voice in shape for the show.

We caught her out tooling around town with Portia in a new Porsche (bought with Idol money, no doubt.)

The premiere is still several months away, but we cannot wait to see how Ellen changes the vibe on the panel!