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Will.I.Am Closing In On American Idol Judge Position!

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will.i.am may get a chance to Scream & Shout at American Idol contestants!

We reported yesterday that will.i.am was one of half of Hollywood many being considered to be a judge on American Idol next season, but now it looks a little more likely that the Black Eyed Peas singer will be judging season 13!

On the subject of will.i.am, one source had this to say about this potential judge's court almost being in session:

"He's in talks. It looks like he's going to do it."

Hm looks like Britney Spears must have written (or sung) a very nice letter of recommendation!

Also, it probably helped that will.i.am performed Bang Bang on Idol with a bang this past May!

We're so excited for will.i.am! If anyone has the #willpower to be a judge, it's this singer who always brings the action!

Although we doubt that him and Keith Urban will have such (cough) chemistry as Mariah and Nicki, we know they'll somehow Minaj, uh, manage.

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5 comments to “Will.I.Am Closing In On American Idol Judge Position!”



  1. 1

    He is already a judge on The Voice UK. What gives? So Jlo Keith Urban and Will I Am will be judges. Hmmmm. I am no more tempted to watch than I have been for the last 4 years.

  2. jnp says – reply to this


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    what's he going to judge? They don't use auto-tune on American Idol!

  3. Sigh...... says – reply to this


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    Ew. I prefered Nicki Minaj as a judge, actually. People focus on her crazy-ness or her attitude, but she was surprisingly kind, wise, and actually gave good AND bad critique (which judges haven't been giving… not a lot of criticism) to contestants, which was always true and guided in the right light. She was personable, as well. And she was funny and adorable- the little banter she did have with Keith Urban was very cute. Mariah was too nice, too dramatic, and always brought the focus to her. Out of everyone, I'm a little upset Nicki won't be back… but I'll be even more upset if Will.I.Am ends up being a part of the panel. He may know the business, but he doesn't know TALENT. He doesn't know or agree with anything that isn't "cool" or "hip" or that has "swagger." He'll bring everything down and focus on everything but the vocal ability. The perfect panel would be Keith, Nicki, and for Simon to leave the trainwreck of "X-Factor USA" and come back to where he started at.

  4. mia says – reply to this


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    Re: Sigh…… – preach

  5. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    Geez, people still watch this show? I gave up watching years ago when Simon and Paula left and then they started making it all about the judges. Plus I did not like the original pop format (which I understand may have changed).