With this season of American Idol coming to a close in the next few weeks, there have been plenty of rumours about the judging panel for the next season of the show. It seems that another judging overhaul is in the works, with all four judges being replaced and stars such as Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber, Pink and Diddy all being linked as new American Idol judges.
An insider told Radar Online, "It’s been a lackluster season for Idol and everyone involved with the show is well aware of it so that’s why producers are frantically working on lining up big name stars for season 14. There’s more drama going on behind the scenes of the show than on the stage, and that’s why there’s a major overhaul in the works. The judges don’t have real chemistry, and there’s no real standout contestant."
The source added, "That’s why they want to go big next season, and you can’t get any bigger than Justin Bieber. The executives are calling it their dream team because who wouldn’t tune in to see Justin and Selena, Pink and Diddy? Pink has been approached in the past and turned it down as well as Diddy, who wanted too much money. It will cost a fortune to get them, but the show has gotten so stale that Fox is desperate for a revamp – they’re willing to pay to put Idol back on top."
The current season of American Idol saw the new judging panel of Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and the ever-present Randy Jackson. However, the singers were continually overshadowed by the constant feuds between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. A new judging panel of Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Diddy and Pink would be possibly the best judging panel of any show ever.
Who would you like to see on the American Idol judging panel next season?