‘American Idol’ is now on the hunt for some new judges, and Carly Rae tells HollywoodLife.com that she thinks Justin would be the perfect choice! Do you think Justin should be an ‘Idol’ judge?
Now that Randy Jackson and Nicki Minaj are out, American Idol is looking for some fresh faces in music to join the judges panel. HollywoodLife.com caught up with Carly Rae Jepsen, 27, backstage at American Idol on May 15, and she told us she knows someone who would be a great addition to the show: Justin Bieber!
Justin Bieber: ‘American Idol’ Judge?
“I think [Justin] would be great!” Carly gushed. “I’m sure he’d be awesome. He’s got lots of great opinions when it comes to the music world, and he’s very experienced, especially for someone so young.”
Justin was such a great mentor for Carly Rae — we’d love to see him up on the Idol stage as a judge!
Although Carly Rae thinks Justin would make a great judge, she doesn’t think she has quite what it takes to fill the judges’ shoes.
“I think I would be terrible,” Carly Rae told us. “For me, I think I would be too motherly and I would be like, ‘You should all go through! You did a great job! Let’s be friends…'”
Randy Jackson & Nicki Minaj Leaving ‘American Idol’
On May 9, after 12 seasons on the show, Randy announced that he is leaving American Idol. Randy told E! News:
Yo! Yo! Yo! To put all of the speculation to the rest, after 12 years of judging on American Idol I have decided it is time to leave after this season. I am very proud of how we forever changed television and the music industry. It’s been a life changing opportunity but I am looking forward to focusing on my company Dream Merchant 21 and other business ventures.
A week later, a source told Us Weekly that Nicki would also be leaving the show. “It’s safe to say she isn’t coming back to Idol,” the source revealed. “She’s OK with it. She had a great time, but was only going to do one season anyway.”
Carly Rae Jepsen Performs New Song On American Idol
People across the country have spoken and their picks came to life in “Perfect Harmony” on the big stage as weekly input from American Idol fans helped complete chart-topping singer/songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen’s new song, “Take A Picture,” through the Coca-Cola Perfect Harmony Program.
During the season, fans helped create the song by selecting their favorite lyrics from a pool of options. People also were given the opportunity to weigh in on aspects like set design, backup dancers’ wardrobe and stage effects for Jepsen’s American Idol finale performance. You all saw it, was it exactly what you wanted?
If you loved it like us, download the song for free until May 17 here: http://www.americanidol.com/perfectharmony
HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Justin should be an American Idol judge? Vote below!
— Reporting by Russ Weakland, Written by Jenny Pickard
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