Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj & More: Who Will Judge ‘American Idol’?

Fri, July 13, 2012 12:24pm EDT by 33 Comments

From the cool (Miley Cyrus) to the crazy (Charlie Sheen), we’re rounding up all the potential new ‘Idol’ judges. Vote away!

With the news that neither Steven Tyler nor Jennifer Lopez are returning as American Idol judges in season 12, producers are scrambling to find replacements for the panel. And while it’s anyone’s guess what the actual table will look like come January, some big names have already been dropped, including Miley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj. Oh, and literally every other entertainer in Hollywood.

I’m not kidding. Everyone from Lady Gaga to Elton John to will.i.am has been offered up as a possibility.

Former Idol runner-up Adam Lambert was one of the first names to be floated out in the universe, but while it was originally reported that he and Idol had begun discussions, he issued a statement to clear the air.

Idol has an amazing history of introducing great musical talent, and I was very fortunate to have had the Idol stage play a big part in my career,” Adam told The Hollywood Reporter. “IF Idol wants to talk to me about judging, I’d be more than flattered to have that conversation.”

Katy Perry has also been approached, but it sounds like she’d rather focus on growing her music career, a decision I totally admire.

“People have reached out to me about the possibility of being involved,” she told THR. “And it’s not right for me yet.”

And in crazier news, Idol‘s head honcho Nigel Lythgoe has said he’d also like to see Jerry Lewis and Charlie Sheen join the mix.

So, America, cast your vote and tell us who YOU think deserves a seat at the Idol table!

Watch: Adam Lambert On The Beyonce Lip Sync And Whether Idol Should End

— Andy Swift


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The Boy

Posted at 4:04 PM on August 22, 2012  

Liam Hemsworth . You Made a Deal I’ve Could’ve Put You in the deepest, Darkness hole But I kept you out One I knew This day would come
when your gonna pay me back Today’s that day.

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rockrevival

Posted at 10:33 AM on July 18, 2012  

the last thing i wanted to say is steven and jlo both did an outstanding job in the show they really new what they were doing…great job you two

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rock revival

Posted at 12:08 AM on July 18, 2012  

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he rock revival

Posted at 11:59 PM on July 17, 2012  

i think the best choice out of the three would be Adam but i think they need to have music legends on the show…mucisicians who have been in the industry for a decade or more musicians such as: Bret Micheals, Alica Keys, Tony Bennet, Alice Cooper, Duff Mckagan, Aretha Franklin, Dee Snider, Janet Jackson, Fergie, Tina Turner, Joan Jett, David Coverdale, Trace Adkins, Gloria Estifan, Jon Bon Jovi, Shania Twain, Vince Neil, Mary J Blidge, and even Lee Ann Rhymes would be great choices. The young popular ones may be good mentors but they would not do well as judges.

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hunter eaton

Posted at 11:17 PM on July 17, 2012  

i think the best choice out of the three would be adam but i think they should have more music legends on there…who have been in the industry for at least a decade or more i think people bret micheals, alica keys,alice cooper,fergie, jon bon jovi, dee snider, tina turner, gwen stefani, joan jett,trace adkins, david coverdale,mary j blidge, duff mckagan, tony bennet and even gloria estifan would be good choices the young popular ones may be good mentors but they would not do well as judges

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