For almost a month, the rumors about American Idol have been plastered all over the entertainment sites on the Internet. On Tuesday, there was yet another article talking about the possible American Idol judges for next season.
Liz Raftery at TV Guide.com wrote the following article:
12 American Idol Alums Who Would Make Good Judges
As part of American Idol’s complete overhaul for its upcoming 13th season, the show is considering hiring former alums to join the judges’ panel. With Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Randy Jackson definitely not returning, and Keith Urban’s fate still up in the air, it’s safe to say that there are at least two open positions at the table. Jennifer Hudson is reportedly in talks to join while original champ Kelly Clarkson has said that she is not interested. Here’s a list of 12 alums we think would be great additions to the floundering show (in alphabetical order):
Clay Aiken: Aiken’s name has already been bandied about as a potential judge, perhaps prompted by his guest appearance in the Office series finale as a judge of a singing competition show for which Andy (Ed Helms) auditions. The Season 2 runner-up, who also finished second on Celebrity Apprentice, is one of the more successful Idol alums, having released a slew of albums and even dabbled in Broadway. Plus, his rabid fan base of “Claymates” would almost guarantee a ratings boost for the show….
Dabbled in Broadway?? Come on Liz, He did a bit more than dabbled!! You can read the entire list at TVGUIDE
I do hope the decisions will be made soon. It is always good to read articles that mention Clay, but its time to stop the rumors and start making decisions!
Social Media…you just never know what will show up on Twitter and Facebook. Did you see the following on Tuesday?
I’m pretty sure I saw @clayaiken in Italy today …?
— #oomf (@KookiesAnKream) June 11, 2013
Then, from Facebook:
Kaitlyn (last name removed)
I saw many masterpieces today while touring Rome but the highlight was seeing Clay Aiken on the side of the road in capri pants 😀
Again, from Facebook:
Sandra Luna (last name removed)Fabulous day at Vatican City, bus and Metro the the Trevi fountain. What a small world did I mention our tour if the Vatican for 4 hrs was with Clay Aiken.Sandra Luna (last name removed)Tisha I swear I said can we take a pic? I’m tagging my sister on her bday and she’s a big fan and here we go. My head set broke he have me his. Grandpa was there and I kinda stay in the tail I was so tired. Lol