We all know that American Idol is cleaning house when it comes to the judges and are thinking of having an all-alum panel next year. Jennifer Hudson is most likely going to be sipping away at her Diet Coke at the table, but Kelly Clarkson was also rumoured to be close to signing a deal to join the rapidly sinking ship that is Idol. Thankfully, that’s not happening now.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Despite rampant rumors, a rep for Kelly Clarkson tells The Hollywood Reporter that the American Idol winner will not be judging season 13 of the Fox show.
It was reported by New York Magazine’s Vulture blog on Wednesday that series producers are considering an all alumnae panel for next year’s competition, after seeing a double digit drop in viewership for season 12, which was judged by expensive music celebrities Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, in addition to Randy Jackson and Keith Urban. E! later reported that a three-judge table made up of alums is “95% there” and featured images of Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Jennifer Hudson.
Wait, so Aiken is joining the panel? Well, I bet his stalker will be pleased about that. Also, I’m glad Kelly managed to… *pulls off sunglasses* break away from this shit show.