Adam Lambert: Under Consideration as American Idol Judge

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Coming off a disappointing ratings season, and with the contract statuses of all three Season 11 judges up in the air, reports are circulating that American Idol is considering a major panel shake-up.

According to an E! News source, it would be led by the addition of Adam Lambert.

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"They have been talking about Adam for over a month," an American Idol insider tells the site. "He personifies the show, and will be a popular choice right from the start. He knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of the judges' comments, he has a human touch, and they know they can't go wrong if they bring him on. He would be able to bring a unique perspective to the show. People love him."

Jennifer Lopez has hinted that she may be done with the show, while this same mole says producers may not even bring back Randy Jackson because he represents the "old" Idol.

Would Lambert make a welcome judge? Should Fox hire him in that capacity? You tell us:

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I so agree with you Terrie. I felt my stomach turn around watching last season.. I felt so bad for the contestants because the judges kept telling them just how much they love Jessica Sanchez.. The amount of favorism made me always throw up a little bit ..
AI should just end.. I mean the last 5 seasons WGWG (=White Guys With Guitars) were crowned winners and NONE of them really made an impact in the music industry. I don't think AI is gonna find someone in the same league as Kelly Clarkson or Carrie Underwood.. Adam Lambert might be talented but is still too unexperienced


@ Chris, I, too, could not agree more. Adam Lambert has no vast experience in the music business and would not make a good judge. Personally, I think AI has run it's course and needs to just end. I watched this past season after not watching for many years. The judges are patronizing to the contestants and clearly show their favorites.


I think Adam is not a bad choice (will certainly draw in viewers whether they watch to love or hate him). I can't say he is the best choice, but he is certainly a better choice than keeping Randy! Randy is in principle more experienced because of his age, but if you go through the videos of the past two seasons, he really hasn't added much to the show. He repeats/agrees to what other judges are saying. I'm totally sold on him being ousted for next season.


@chris, I couldn't agree more. There are many more choices they have. And personally I think they need more people in randys age range. They know it better. I think simon paula and randy were the best hosts.


You need another category, for flat out NO! He is an infant in the music buisness and, in my opinion, doesn't have the credability yet to judge. If your gonna go with someone young I am sure there are many more polarizing than Adam Lambert. If it is an alumn their looking for than Kelly Clarkson at least has a few more years in the buisness and has shown interest in judging for a few other shows. A move like this would be the final nail in the coffin for AI as a real talent show.