(LOS ANGELES) — It could be a big case of musical chairs for the American Idol judges’ panel when the show returns next year.
Rumor has it that current star Jennifer Lopez may be leaving, and while former American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert has denied he’s been in talks to serve as a judge, he admits to The Hollywood Reporter that he’d “be more than flattered to have that conversation.”
Now, according to E! Online, several other celebrities are being “considered” by Idol bosses.
On the producer’s wish list, according to the report, are Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry and Black Eyed Peas members Fergie and will.i.am.
According to E! sources, it’s thought that Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler won’t commit to returning until they know who else is involved.
“No one has signed any contracts yet and producers are currently putting out feelers and setting up meetings to see who they can get,” says the insider.
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