Will Adam Lambert Snag An American Idol Season 13 Judges’ Chair?

20130518-115130.jpgWe know for certain that Randy Jackson is leaving American Idol. It was announced during the Finale a few days ago.

Also, it appears that Nikki Minaj has expressed that she doesn’t plan to return to the show.

So that leaves Mariah Carey and Keith Urban – but, if the rumours are true that American Idol wants new faces in all four judges’ seats, then we have some shoes to fill here.

Enter former Idol runner-up, Adam Lambert, who has expressed enormous interest in securing a judges’ position.

This is what he had to say to The Hollywood Reporter:

Asked if he’d be up for a judgeship on season 13, Lambert told THR, “I would love to…” and later commented to reporters backstage, “If they called me to judge, ‘I’d say ‘Where do I sign?'”

That’s a pretty strong statement; hard to misinterpret that quote, isn’t it?

Now, we all know how gifted Adam is and, if you need to be reminded, take a look at his beautiful performance with Angie Miller during the Finale a couple of nights ago. This lad has a gift – he understands phrasing, nuance, the importance of song selection, the technical aspects of singing and performing. He has it all.

In fact, throw him in a judges’ seat along with the original Idol, Kelly Clarkson, and watch the ratings soar. What the heck! Add Season 5 winner, Taylor Hicks, and Season 6 Top 3 finalist, Melinda Doolittle, and then maybe people would have a reason to return to the American Idol tradition.

Nothing like bringing back former Idols in whatever form to reboot the ratings. And, they come with their cumulative fanbase as well.

So, what do you think? I bet many of you have your own ideas regarding the selection of judges for Season 13. Comment away.

Via The Hollywood Reporter

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9 Responses to “Will Adam Lambert Snag An American Idol Season 13 Judges’ Chair?”

  1. Ahh that would be so awesome. Incredible and I like the other Idols you have named. Kelly, Taylor and Melinda would round out the judges nicely. But Adam is my fav fav fav. I could listen to Adam say words over and over. Also so eloquent and charming. What would he wear? Always so fashionable. Having former successful idols is a plus. They have been there done that.

    Thumbs up from me.


  2. Aubry – yes I agree. David Cook would be amazing as well.. Very articulate. But, he strikes me as shy, so hard to say if he would be comfortable in this role. I love him though.


  3. You all know how i WOULD restructure Idol and WHOM would be my new judges:) Just think, the MCL offering the contestants help.


  4. American Idol need to go. It is not about the judges. Big mistake to bring Adam Lambert. Just like Nikki Minaj We need only 3 judges and some one like Simon and all about music not about the hair and how they dress.


  5. MCL, I actually would prefer David Cook to Taylor as Cook is more articulate that Taylor. Taylor is funny and would bring lightness. Adam can be Simon like in his bluntness like telling Lee nothing was happening on his face. LOL but an all idol alumn judging panel would be interesting and would bring some huge fanbases back to watching. Let the fanwars re-begin. 😀


  6. Aubry – you as right. David is extremely articulate and very intelligent. But, Taylor is a strategist – he played the game very well when he appeared on American Idol. He has a lot to offer. Both are excellent and would add extraordinary value to this show.


  7. Very true MCL. As Sigi indicates above I would prefer only 3 judges so that song/performance time could be increased. Adam-Kelly-Taylor or Cook would be awesome additions to the judging panel.


  8. Yes, three judges is the best format. I wonder if AI has ever considered their alumni and, if so, why hasn’t it happened? Adam was a great mentor when he appeared on Idol.

    They could have two-non -alumni and one alumnus and rotate the latter – or former and latter every year.


  9. Yes please!!! Adam would be a great judge! Have you guys seen him judging at the Chinese Idol? That was perfect! And when he was the mentor back in season 9 he did great! He would be the funny, crazy, impartial, lovely, serious and everything else in one! I don’t know who would be my picks for the other 3 judges but I like Kelly Clarkson a lot. Selecting allums as judges would be a new thing on the singing reality show industry, since none The Voice or X Factor have this many allums as AI does. it would be fresh and something the public has never seen before, it would certainly bring back the audience – and the fanbases – and the ratings would be as high as the sky!


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