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.
The rumors were true! The rumors were true!
In an effort to entice viewers back into the world of American Idol, producers have decided to bring superstar alum Jennifer Hudson on board as a judge!
Multiple sources have confirmed that she has signed on for Season 13, which airs this Fall.
Kelly Clarkson is reportedly very close to signing on as well, with the third spot being reserved for either Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken.
We'll keep you updated!! Congrats, J-Hud!!
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American Idol needs serious help! More importantly, it needs some judges!
While we’d love nothing more than to see Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson reunite — we can dream a little, can’t we? — it seems Fox and the show’s production companies are looking to bring former Idol contestants to the judging panel.
Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Clarkson have reportedly been contacted, while Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken remain at the top of the list.
Contestant Angie Miller spoke out about this potential plan and said:
Pink has taken a lot of flack for having to cancel a concert this week.
But there's at least one fan who has her back- Kelly Clarkson!
The Since U Been Gone singer used sarcasm to point out how ridiculous some fans' expectations apparently were. She wrote:
Awww, happy belated birthday Kelly Clarkson!!!
Ms. Clarkson was certainly feelin’ the love from fiance, Brandon Blackstock, on her 31st birthday!
She tweeted two of the most ADORBS tweets we could have ever imagined on her special day, and we couldn’t be happier for her!!
Sharing the love with her millions of followers, she tweeted:
Is that Kelly Clarkson or Ke$ha?!
The first ever American Idol winner took to the competition show’s stage — the place where it all began — and performed her super fun single People Like Us last night.
Ch-ch-check out the infectious, neon-induced performance (above)!!
It’s carazay to think that Kelly first graced this stage over ten years ago, but this lady has only gotten better with time! And she continues to hit notes we only wish we could.
But, more importantly, where are our glow sticks?!
Oh, what do we have here??!
Is Kelly Clarkson starting a new trend??!
Fortunately, the peculiar dots that decorated the songstress' face on Tuesday— with the company of fiance Brandon Blackstock—were just for her new music video for People Like Us.
As she got her creative makeup down, Kelly tweeted: