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Kelly Clarkson Walks Away From American Idol Gig, NOT Returning As Judge!

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Oh man, having the ORIGINAL American Idol return as an AI judge would have MADE season 13! Sigh.

Rumors have raged concerning the identifies of next season's American Idol judges ever since news broke that NONE of the current judges will be invited back…

And we were THRILLED to hear that Kelly Clarkson, along with former AI contestants Adam Lambert and Jennifer Hudson, are all in talks to fill the vacant spots.

But unfortunately, it seems the the beautiful belter will NOT be returning to the show that launched her career, as her rep has DENIED her involvement.

However, thank the AI lordz, cause J-Hud has been CONFIRMED as a judge for season 13! Huzzah!

And IF they secure Adam Lambert and other former AI participants, perhaps the throwback hiring will be enough to save the show from cancellation.

Fingers crossed!

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5 comments to “Kelly Clarkson Walks Away From American Idol Gig, NOT Returning As Judge!”

  1. barb says – reply to this


    Interesting that the only male name you could remember is Lambert….trying to get an interview, are you???? At least pretend you're not biased.

  2. 2

    Well, I don't blame her for not doing it. There's a huge time commitment and honestly, they travel to all the cities too, so J Hud doing it is impressive. Honestly? I'd really like to see Adam do it. I love Adam.

  3. notshocked says – reply to this


    im not surprised, she has pretty openly said in the past that although shes grateful for the experience, she had issues with the management at the onset of her career.

  4. 4

    Smart woman …. wise choice!

  5. 5

    Kelly is too busy to do Idol, and she said she would never just judge. Personally, I would love to see her do it because she is freaking awesome and funny as hell.