Shania Twain is reportedly in the running to be American Idol judge.
TMZ calls her candidacy “Plan B” in case the deal with the reported front runner, Jennifer Lopez falls through. People quotes a source that says, “They’ve been after her ever since she was a mentor on the show last season and they haven’t given up.”
CNN quotes a source who says, “”Shania loves the show. Like everyone else, she’s dying to see who the next ‘American Idol’ judge will be.” and that Shania’s role will have to be “defined in a way that would make sense creatively for an artist of her stature.”
But only last week, Entertainment Weekly reported that it was “highly unlikely” Shania would be a judge on Idol.
I don’t even want to speculate about what’s going on behind the scenes. A mad dance of PR reps? Entertainment sites looking for hits? The Idol Powers That Be working to keep the buzz going? Probably an unholy meld of all three…
Oy. C’mon Fox, make your announcement! End the madness!