Besides Adam Lambert, EOnline is now reporting a cavalcade of music stars as possible members of the American Idol judges panel, . Hey. Report enough names, if even one is correct, you can claim victory…right? Actually this sounds like a public relations free-for all to me. The E News lines must have been burning up today!
The American Idol judges table could look very different this fall!
Sources confirm exclusively that along with Adam Lambert (a story we reported earlier today), Idol’s big bosses are also considering some other notable names to join the cast, including: Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Fergie, Katy Perry and (frequent A.I. mentor) Will.I.Am.
YAWN. The usual suspects. I’m willing to bet whomever Idol producers hire, they WON’T be on that list. ETA: It’s hard to take a rumor seriously when the same names come up every time there is an opening on a talent show panel. I remember Jennifer Lopez being a surprise when those rumors began to surface seriously. Britney and Demi also came out of nowhere.
So how many new judges will there be? And who’s most likely to get the gig?
According to sources, the American Idol higher-ups all agree they want Jennifer Lopez back, however, as we previously reported, the megastar isn’t planning to return. And while we are told Idol’s big bosses are fans of Randy and Steven, they also would like to breathe some new (possibly younger) life into the series to compete with X Factor, which recently cast Britney Spears and Demi Lovato.
It’s possible there may be more than one new AI judge this fall.
ETA: Katy Perry tells the Hollywood Reporter that she doesn’t have time to judge Idol:
The pop star tells The Hollywood Reporter, “People have reached out to me about the possibility of being involved and it’s not right for me yet.” Rather, Perry adds, she has other irons in the fire (including launching her own label) and that “it’s a real commitment to be on one of those shows … I have ideas for two or three big, creative things and I want to be able to fulfill those ideas.”