During an interview on the Ryan Seacrest radio show today, actor, Neil Patrick Harris turned the tables on the American Idol host and with some questions of his own.
“I want to know what’s happening with the American Idol judges,” demanded Neil, who guest judged on Idol in Season 9. “Because you have to get Adam Lambert…is the perfect idea…I can’t wait to watch. I hope it happens.”
At this point, Ryan hinted that he knew something he couldn’t spill.
“I’ve been involved in the conversations that have been going on,” teased Ryan. “But we have not yet confirmed who will be on the panel.”
“It will be confirmed soon,” he said.
It sounds like the panel is in place doesn’t it? But, then we’re hearing that the producers are in the midst surveying fans about possible contenders, Will.i.am, Pharrell, Kimberly Perry and Grace Potter. And just last week there was talk about Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Adam Lambert, and Dr. Luke being considered for spots and that there was a good possibility Keith Urban would be returning as judge.
And if the judges panel was in place, wouldn’t the press be reporting leaks from their “sources”? Hm. Thursday is FOX day at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills. Perhaps producers will make a big announcement then? We’ll see.
Check out the full interview from RyanSeacrest.com below. The Idol stuff begins at the the 4:25 mark. But the entire interview is worth listening too. Neil is as entertaining as ever, promoting the last season of his series, How I Met Your Mother and his upcoming starring role in the musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch.
Listen to the interview below: