Wow! Come this fall, there may be a whole NEW American Idol as it rolls into its 12th season!
We reported earlier that literally no one's job is safe on the judges panel, as Jennifer Lopez seems pretty disinterested in returning, and producers may be looking to replace original castmember Randy Jackson with former contestant Adam Lambert!
But now, we've gotten word that produces aren't stopping there, and may be planning a COMPLETE creative overhaul, and they've reached out to the likes of Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Fergie, Katy Perry and will.i.am to join them for the next stage of the reality competition!
According to a source:
"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 [Jackson] and Steven [Tyler] are returning until they see who else is on board."
Seems like it's getting down to the wire though!
Producers only have three more cities left to audition potential talent before the official judges get brought in - and that's a pretty long shortlist of potentials!
We're curious to see who actually bites and expresses interest in joining the series, though!
Perhaps this one still has some life in it yet!
What do U think?? Who would U like to see help determine the next American Idol??
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