With Mariah Carey officially taking over Jennifer Lopez’s seat on the judging panel, chatter has now shifted to who’ll be joining her. Since a record one-season pay day was given to the “Heartbreaker” singer, there isn’t much left over for the other two judges. Instantly, you can scratch off those big A-list names off that list, plus any women as well. I’m sure MiMi wants to be the only vajayjay on the show.
Early speculation had producers eying former “American Idol” alums as possible judges. Season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert was one name being considered. Based on the latest rumors, it would seem Lambert joining is no longer happening. Instead, two names from different sides of the musical spectrum are in the mix. Find out who below.
Former Disney teen idol Nick Jonas and prolific producer Pharrell Williams of Neptunes and N.E.R.D. fame are reportedly in the final stages of negotiations to join the FOX show for its twelfth season. US Weekly was the first to break the story. If this happens, Nick who’s the youngest of the Jonas Bros. certainly scored in the reality department. Oldest bro Kevin currently appears on “Married To Jonas” on E! while middle child Joe recently appeared on Fox’s celebrity dating show, “The Choice“. There’s really no comparison if Nick ends up on Idol.
If Jonas and Williams do join, what does this mean for original judge Randy Jackson? Is he leaving the show? In short, “no”. Instead, the OG is moving into a mentoring role. He’ll spend more time with Jimmy Iovine behind the scenes assisting contestants with song selection and performance issues. You’ll be happy to know that you haven’t heard the last of “dawg“, “pitchy” or other Randy-isms. You’re welcome.
What do you think of the potential trio of Carey, Jonas and Williams? Personally, I think it’s a great idea. Jonas is easy on the eyes, especially from the back ;) Mariah will undoubtedly say something crazy and Williams will be the voice of credibility. I can’t wait. How about you? Sound off below.