STEVEN AS AN 'AMERICAN IDOL' JUDGE? DREAM ON: The legendary Aerosmith rocker announced that he's leaving his judging post on the show, where he's proffered an opinion for the past two seasons. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)
Now that Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are out as American Idol Judges names being batted about by the media as replacements range from Mick Jagger to Nicki Minaj.
The L.A. Times says “There's fun to be had in debating who is the next judge. This is to "American Idol" watchers as fantasy baseball is to fans of the American pastime. Crazy is potentially available, should producers want it (David Lee Roth), but perhaps an outspoken Brit (Elton John) would be more fun? Or maybe a boomer opportunist like Mick Jagger is the way to go.”
The Daily News says that Mariah Carey is a front-runner replacement already reportedly in talks with the Idol folks, and that “Adam Lambert: The former "American Idol" runner-up…would add pizzazz and an example for the next generation of wannabe "Idols."" Sources say he’s been in talks with “Idol” for over a month.” They also suggest that “singer Nicki Minaj would add some flair...and maybe a little controversy.
Minaj, 29, was being considered by "Idol"” They also speculate that “if (Randy) Jackson leaves, the show could use a veteran music producer to fill the void,” and they suggest “Sean "Puffy" Combs, (who) has a long history of nurturing young talent from his days on MTV’s “Making the Band.”
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