Deadline is reporting that American Idol is eying country superstar, Brad Paisley, for a seat at the judges table.
I think putting a country star on the panel would be a great idea. With Mariah Carey representing R&B and pop, having a representative from an extremely popular American genre like country makes total sense.
Besides, Brad is totally BFFs with one of Idol’s most successful graduates, Carrie Underwood. They recorded the 2011 hit country duet “Remind Me” and co-host the CMA awards every November.
Carrie is not the only American Idol connection to Brad. 2011 Idol winner, Scotty McCreery opened for Brad on tour this year. Brad knows his American Idols!
What do you think? Great choice or not? If they don’t snag Brad, I steal Keith Urban away from the Australian version of The Voice!
Sources also report that Fox is toying with the idea for a four-judge panel. UGH NOOOO. That was a disaster when Idol expanded the panel during seasons 8 and 9. More quality LESS talk from the judges! More singing from the hopefuls, please.