While Jennifer Lopez's future with "American Idol" appears to still be up in the air, Fox is said to be considering other famous names for the judging panel.
E! News reports that Fox is eyeing "Idol" alum Adam Lambert as a potential new judge on the reality singing competition, which just completed its 11th season.
"They have been talking about Adam for over a month," an anonymous source tells E!. "He personifies the show, and will be a popular choice right from the start."
For his part, Lambert tells CNN that "'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. IF 'Idol' wants to talk to me about Judging, I'd be more than flattered to have that conversation."
It seems Lambert's previous journey through the "Idol" process in season 8 would give him an advantage, says E!'s source. "He knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of the judges' comments," the source said. "He has a human touch, and they know they can't go wrong if they bring him on. He would be able to bring a unique perspective to the show. People love him."
Lopez told Ellen DeGeneres in May that she didn't know if she'd return to "Idol," and further explained on her Twitter account that "There is no truth to reports that say I am definitely leaving Idol. All I said was I haven't decided what I am doing next year."
According to E!, there's a chance the judging panel as a whole could see some changes - it's rumored that Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler's positions as "Idol" judges are up in the air as well.
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Adam probably feels lucky he is getting any attention right now from this- God knows that terrible selling album and two flop singles didn't get him any. He said he would jump at the chance to be a judge- of course, he would, he knows the label is not going to keep him after he releases flop after flop single. I would rather Clay be on the panel, Adam has no integrity. All over twitter, his overweight over 50 female fans (the only kind he has) are spending god knows how much money trying to gift that horrible single of his to people so it will rise on UK Itunes. That he lets obviously mentally ill people empty their bank accounts for him is a terrible sign of character. He's no role model.
I can think of a lot of talented singers that are much more qualified to be an Idol judge other than Adam Lambert and I will not watch if he is a judge.
I stopped watching American Idol whe Ruben beat Clay.
At least Adam would be a judge who is talented and gives honest opinions.
I think Adam Lambert is going to be a awesome American Idol judge. He's really good with his music. I love him, he's sweet, funny.
I think Adam Lambert would a awesome judge on American Idol. He's really good with music.
G A Y is not an offensive word...so to those whose purpose was to insult him...that is ignorance...bigot.
To those who added gay to Adam's description and characteristics....bigot....yes he is and proud of it.
we all know that.You think that is offensive? you are ignorant.
WELL...........IF IDOL GETS ADAM LAMBERT TO TO A JUDGE...................THEN I W-I-L-L N-O-T BE WATCHING THE SHOW!!!!!! THAT'S A FACT!!
I SAID I WOULDN'T WATCH THE SHOW AFTER THEY LET PAULA WALK AWAY AND THE YEAR ELLEN WAS A JUDGE, AND I DIDN'T!! I ONLY STARTED WATCHING WHEN JENNIFER WAS BROUGHT ON THE SHOW.
IF RANDY LEAVES THE SHOW TOO, THEN I ONLY FEAR WHAT IDOL PRODUCERS WILL PANIC AND CHOOSE FOR JUDGES!
IDOL NEEDS TO RETHINK THEIR STRATEGY IF THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE PLANNING.........THE JUDGES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE MATURE, RESPONSIBLE TALENTED PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPECTED IN THEIR MUSIC BUSINESS. THAT'S WHAT I HAVE TO SAY AND SORRY IF I OFFEND ANYONE!
obviously you don't like Adam, but why are you on this site?To stir trouble...isn't it....get a life somewhere else.
ldol losing you as a viewer would not be a great loss.
The show seriously sucks alreaady anyhow. Why not let a completely talentless nitwit like Lambert be a judge. The contestants that end up at the finale for the past couple of seasons have been a complete joke anyhow. People stupid enough to continue to buy and listen to this garbage Idol is selling need to get a life!
Lamberts not qualified. I couldn't name one of his songs and he's not been in the business long enough to earn everyones respect. they should just shut down all these kereoke shows. We need peoople with real talent. There's been a few from Idol but not many.
Lambert has not earned the right as of yet to be considered an expert. Certainly not enough of an expert to critique others. Idol needs less of the "stars" and more industry experts to make the judging believable.
Why would an up and coming performer stall his career to do idol? The only thing good about that would be the money.
What a gross thought ... how is he, ... really, I think everyone is getting sick of idol!
I think John is a closetted gay and is angry at Adam because he feels attracted to him!
Oh my God – Adam Lambert as a judge!!! What a FANTASTIC idea! That would be the year I would watch every single show!
Idol is on the wane. I won't watch it ever again after the prize went to another mediocre singer that the girls giggle over.
How can someone that can't sing or have any talent but screaming be a judge.
Maye you should watch some videos showing Aam's performances with queen before you comment that he can't sing
this is a wonderful idea! Adam will be a great judge for the show. He's hot, talented, a amazing performer and ofc he'll give the contestants all the useful advises they need !!! I'd love to see him on my TV every week!! AI will be HOTTER than EVER!!
I love Adam Lambert, the artist, the greatest young singer and performer of our time. I have high hopes for him not only to succeed in his career but also to become rightfully iconic in his later years. For that he needs to hone in and stay true to his craft. As much as I enjoy seeing him on stage, I wouldn't want to watch him twice a week sitting as a judge on a TV show that is getting old and tired. Adam Lambert playing with Queen is so right that it's a true blessing.
I agree with Tully. It would be great for me to watch, but not great for Adam's career. He doesn't need it, and it would be a step back and down for him. America hasn't gotten it right since Carrie Underwood or maybe Jordin Sparks). Why would Adam hang his hat on a loser show when he'd have nothing to gain from it?
That's super gay...
One zero talent judging more zero talent. Priceless.
goodbye jennifer lopez. american idol brought you back from obscurity, and after you leave, you'll go back from whence you came.
II watched this show the last two seasons because Steven Tyler was on it and out of hope for the music industries future. The show is dangerously close to bad karaoke night.
Wow, with out the makeup and silly haircut, he looks fantastic in a suit.
I haven't watched Idol in years because it got boring. I would tune back in if Adam was a judge.
I totally agree with you Lydia – I like Adam
Adam should have won Idol. American Idol is so political.
I wouldn't say it's political, I'd say it's more about who hormonal teenage girls vote for.
It's not about being the best singer, it's about being the cutest boy. Kris Allen beat Adam Lambert, Lee DeWyze beat Crystal Bowersox, Scotty McCreery beat that Alaina or whatever her name is...and now Phillip Phillips won.
With the exception of a few like Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson, the cute guy always wins.
THESE STARS ARE MAKING MILLIONS AND YOU GUYS ARE SITTING THERE ALL DAY LONG WATCHING THESE SHOWS, GIVING THEM THE RATINGS SO THEY DO NOT CARE WHAT YOU THINK......GO TO THE LIBRARY AND LEARN SOMETHING.
A G R E E D.
They do this every year. It's just a play for publicity and more money.
All three of the judges will be back.
If Steven Tyler doesn't return to the show I can see Adam Lambert taking over his spot but if JLo leaves no because they need an actual girl to balance out the show.
@John, I don't think you know what you're talking about.
I do not care for Adam....He is too campy. I doubt they would pick him but if they do it is because they have money in his career and it is to recoup losses or something. Anything to recoup $$$ on his latest CD. He squicks me out big time.
Maybe it will help this clown sell some records. His sales of this recent album has been pretty pathetic. I will be sure NOT to watch.
John, you are so completely and utterly wrong and mis-informed..Adam is all that and a bag of chips..best voice in the industry, best looking..gee I could go on..but his legions of fans know what I mean...you need to go and critisize the likes of Bieber, who really cannot sing and has all the personality of a flake of dandruff, and lately has done some pretty stupid things..btw, people will be singing Adam's praises for the rest of his life..
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Adam Lambert is talented, insightful, and generous.
Adam is very talented. One of the best Idol has ever produced! I would be so tempted to watch for him! Jlo and Steven brought something to the show, but it"s time for a change. Adam ROCKS!!
Yes, Adam is all of those and more. I would so be watching for him.
Methinks John is a bit pouty because his woman has an Adam tile on her phone!!
If you dont like Adam, just say you dont like him. There is no need for name calling. He hasn't done anything wrong to you.
I think he is totally s e x y and would make a great judge! I'd let him judge my massive man-meat ANY day!
I like him but I don't think he's experienced enough to be a judge. He didn't really have a lot of success after Idol either.
..... Um sure. A world wide tour that was 93% sold out, a number one album, over a million copies of his first album sold, a Grammy nomination off the first album, heading Queen for several concerts overseas. Nope, He had zero success after Idol. Please, try to do some research. It would do you a world of good.
LOL!!! Guess you didn't know he's touring with Queen right now, or that his 2nd album was #1 on Billboard, or that he was nominated for a Grammy. Yeah, not successful at all. LMAO!!
Who, Adam??? You are so wrong! His first album was a big hit and he's at his second now. He has toured, he has mass appeal. Much more so than the latest 3 finalists combined. Queen is asking him to be their vocalist. Is this not successful enough for you?
Adam lambert being a judge. I think thats alsome. Im all upfor it.
So a guy who has no real music talent and has only been in the music industry for a couple of years is going to be a judge. And they wonder why this show stinks and the ratings are falling. Adam Lamber is a freakin joke.
And a freak.
@John- no real musical talent? oh really that's why he's touring with queen right now fronting as freddy mercury. that's why is new album trespassing was #1 on billboard. Also he's been in the business for well over 10 years. You obviously no nothing about him. He would be perfect!
He has been in the music business in some way or another since he was ten. He is also more articulate than any of the three judges who are on there now.
Oh god you guys need to calm down! lol just because someone is successful doesn't mean they ACTUALLY have talent. Hollywood is just a popularity contest these days! Look at Ke$ha, she CLEARLY can NOT sing but she's pretty successful! lol
John do your homework...you sound like a flaming idiot!
Really, John? you think it is because of his "lack" of talent that he was asked by Queen to replace the great Freddie Mercury?
No, John., the Joke is on you!!! Do your research! Adam is a massive success and has legions of fans. Idol wouod benefit tremendously from his presence.
I read it twice and this is what I think-ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
I am all for Adam Lambert being an Idol judge. He is charming, articulate, honest, straight forward and candid.
He would critique the contestants and provide feedback. Not just sit there like a stooge. Beautiful, So sorry baby, that one is hot tonight, dwag. He is also flip and funny. He would say things that got the idol world talking. He wouldn't adhere to the man behind the cutain all the time. Also think of the fashion, the performance (Jlo performed), the relevance. Oh I hope all three stooges are gone and that Idol has three new ones and Adam is just the ticket! I would tune in every week just to see what Adam was wearing!! :D
You said it Aubry! I would too. It's definitely time for a change and Adam would be perfect!
Adam is probably too good for the show as it is now, but maybe that’s why he should be a judge. It might lead to some more variety in the contestants and winners. He knows what it’s like to be a part of the show, and what it means to translate a run on the show into a career. He also has the background to give better critiques than just “pitchy” and “that was a hot one!”
Part of reason for Idol slump is sucky judging by all three, JLo, Steven, Randy. They were a joke!! Simon's departure was a disaster for the show. They're talking about Adam Lambert as a judge. He would be great. He's articulate, intelligent, straight-forward and knows both the Idol process as well as the struggles to transition from Idol to real life success.
JLo's a suck-up, Steven is just useless, and Randy's time is over. Harsh? Yes, but the truth. By the way, I was HUGE Tyler fan before Idol but now, not so much. Since' Adam's year, Idol has crashed and burned.
Patty, Adam Lambert has not been a Success. The only reason people know who he is, is because he is gay and dresses like Lady Gaga. In 5 years nobody will even remember his name and the guy will probably be playing at Indian casinos for 5 dollars a ticket.
Tyler has 20 times the credentials Lambert has and lambert has never proved himself. He's also a fruitcake and acts like one.
Tyler has 20 times the credentials Lambert has and lambert has never proved himself. He's also a fruitcake and acts like one.
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