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They Need Judges! So American Idol Reaches Out To Former Contestants!

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Approaching it's 12th season, the American Idol train may finally be coming off the tracks!

Ratings are "meh," judges are dropping like cray, and now showrunners have resorted to drunk-dialing old girlfriends contestants.

They've already reached out to Taylor Hicks, Carrie Underwood, Clay Aiken, and Adam Lambert.

A show insider spoke about the ungluing. They said:

"Idol is reaching out to try and gauge the interest of former contestants coming back on the show to participate in some way. They wouldn't necessarily be in judging positions, but the show wants them involved."


Somebody needs to fill Steven Tyler and J. Lo's recently vacated shoes… and we know it won't be Jon Bon Jovi.

We're halfway expecting their next stunt to involve Ryan Seacrest on water-skis, jumping over a shark!!

Still, Carrie would be a good choice. She's hosted the CMT Awards a bunch of time, and she has real personality. We'd be cool sitting next to her on the panel. #PerezForIdol — keep it going!!!

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15 comments to “They Need Judges! So American Idol Reaches Out To Former Contestants!”

  1. krtmom says – reply to this


    That show should just hang it up already!!!

  2. 2

    The show is toast. Why can't they see that and bow out gracefully?

  3. 3

    No matter how hard you campaign, pansy, they're never going to make you a judge. Your flamer persona and your mouth would sink the show faster than it's already going down. You think you've shaken your stupid homosexual question from that beauty pageant? You haven't. You have no real fan base, you have zero taste in music, and you're an asshole. Just give up already.

  4. Alex says – reply to this


    Wouldn't Kelly Clarkson be the perfect fit??? :)

  5. 5

    Eminem, Mariah Carey and Axl Rose will make a good judge. But The Voice is the ishh right now. So, there.

  6. 6

    Pervertez for Idol; that'll put the final nail in its coffin for sure!
    Intelligent readers can see him now, flailing his hands about, blinking 100 times a minute, saying "like" 3 times per sentence, drooling over young male contestants…

  7. will says – reply to this


    Re: Yes You Bore Me – –so why do u read this site asshole?

  8. Luis says – reply to this


    Adam, Kelly, Carrie, Fantasia, and Clay would all be good judges. I've gotten more respect for Clay after seeing him on Celebrity Apprentice.

  9. 9

    gayken is the only one who'll jump at it, he's the only one who needs the work.

  10. muggle says – reply to this


    cma's. she's cohosted the cma's with brad paisley several times. not the cmts.

  11. sioux says – reply to this


    Re: raypearson

    You're ridiculous. Clay Aiken just finished a very successful stint on Celebrity Apprentice and doesn't need the work. Gayken? How rude.

  12. 12

    How stupid and desperate. Nobody cares about their careers enough to buy their flop records so why would they pull in viewers? Plus contestants judging contestants is just so basic and mediodre. They need big stars not clapped out old contestants who didnt even win. Carrie is just dull too. Clay is smarmy and yuk.

  13. 13

    Idol is desperate…too desperate for my liking. You can't have former Idols for judges. I think the romance is over. Im not watching this year.

  14. 14

    Why would ex-Idol contestants draw in viewers. Most of them can't even sell records. They don't have a big enough fan base to have people tune in just for them. They need star power and these people are not it. The show is done, they need to have one final season and then hang it up.

  15. 15

    Anybody that can sell 7 million cds is a star in my books and Clay Aiken is AWESOME! If you didn't see him on Apprentice you missed out on knowing how cool he really is.