Even with the quest to fill the judges’ seats on The X Factor now long over, there’s still another panel that needs celebrity occupants: American Idol. Since Jennifer Lopez has yet to agree to a new contract, and Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler‘s decisions are still up in the air, there may be an entirely fresh trio to look forward to on the 12th season of the reality-singing competition.
According to E!, ”No one has signed any contracts yet and producers are currently putting out feelers and setting up meetings to see who they can get. We won’t know if Randy and Steven are returning until they see who else is on board.”
But before you decide whether or not the upcoming season will be a drag, wait until you see who’s on the list of potentials for the FOX series… like Miley Cyrus! Though she was rumored to judge on The X Factor as well, the buzz for her to fill a slot on AI‘s been ramping up. Unfortunately, she hasn’t given anything away just yet besides a vague tweet that says she’s “got a lot on [her] mind” right now. Yes, bet she does.
Meanwhile, a more likely candidate’s name has also been tossed into the mix: Adam Lambert. Since he’s already an Idol alum, he would definitely be a popular choice. However, as recently as yesterday, Adam himself explains, “I’m just hearing about this today as well and so what a beautiful rumor. Listen, if — and I say ‘if’ with a capital I-F — if they were to approach me and if they were to say, ‘We want you to be a judge on the show,’ I would love that. I would jump at the chance.”
Other talked-about potentials include Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, will.i.am, and Fergie. Who would you want to fill the panel? Think Miley would be a good choice? Or would you prefer the same three judges?