Two 'American Idol' Judges Confirmed For Next Season: Which One May Not Return?

Wed, June 29, 2011 9:00pm EDT by 4 Comments

After one of the most successful seasons of ‘American Idol’ to date, fans of the show were looking forward to seeing all three fabulous judges return — yet one judge is still deciding whether or not to come back!

A FOX rep confirmed to E! News today that while judges Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler are indeed most definitely coming back to American Idol (hardly shocking as Steven signed a multi-year contract), Jennifer Lopez is not positive about her return.

The multi-talented mogul is not certain she can dedicate as much time to just one project such as American Idol, but sources speculate J. Lo may just be angling for a pay raise, a difficult feat considering she banked a $12 million contract for just one season.

Still, this move is a bit surprising given Jen’s popularity on the show, her emotional investment in the contestants — and her ensuing career boom. It may come as a surprise to fellow judges as well — Randy appeared on Lopez Tonight this spring, announcing all three judges would be back for the next season.

Spoke too soon, Randy.

The Maid In Manhattan actress told BBC’s Radio 1 earlier this month, “I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because honestly I’m very kind of on the fence about it. I had an amazing time doing it and I loved it, but I have a lot of other things happening, and it’s going to come down to me making a choice of what I want to do for the next year.”

Do YOU think the show could still be a hit without Jennifer? Sound off below!

Blair Moylan

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nanlu

Posted at 11:16 AM on July 16, 2011  

Hope she is back……did enjoy her……..

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David Simons

Posted at 11:20 AM on July 1, 2011  

Why in Gods name would bring back Steven Tyler? He has got to be one of the worst things I have seen on TV. This is a family show and his filthy mouth does not belong on TV. I love this show but as long as he is on it I will not watch the show and I know a few more people that feel the same.

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pb0071

Posted at 2:45 AM on March 23, 2012  

How many people you know feel the same way about Steven Tyler 2?…lmao!!!!

 
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