Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson & More Former Contestants Negotiating To Be New Judges On American Idol

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Would you like to see former contestants as the new judges in American Idol?  Well, in hopes to bring back the ratings, the Idol producers are planning a big shake up, by getting rid of the high price iconic judges and bringing back former contestants that have gone on to experience major success.  Jennifer Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert are allegedly involved in negotiations. The truth is, it’s time for the show to come to an end, but I guess they want to give it another shot?

According to TheWrap:

According to entertainment insiders, Jennifer Hudson and her team are negotiaing the Oscar-winner’s return to “American Idol” for Season 13.

A source told The Wrap, “She got the offer and her reps are currently negotiating with [the show’s production company] Fremantle.”

But Jennifer won’t be the only former AI contestant at the table.  The insider explained that AI execs have devised a brilliant plan to bring back it’s core audience.

“The show’s producers feel they’ve lost their core audience. And they want to bring back former contestants in order to tell their core audience, ‘We love you.’ They know they’ve made some major mistakes over the past few seasons and they want to make it right with their fans.”

So how do they plan to make it right?  In addition to Jennifer, sources say Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken have all been mentioned for the AI All-Star panel.

In other “Idol” news, Randy Jackson officially announced his departure from the show earlier this week.  During a talk with ABC NEWS, he explained, “I really have always felt that people made too much of the judges and not enough of the talent.”

And while explaining that he was not forced out or fired, Randy hinted that it was simply time to move on.  “I don’t think it’s a ‘Why give it up now?  I just think that I’ve been through a lot of iterations of the show.”

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