Fox Considering Having Three Former Contestants Judge American Idol — Who Are Your Picks?

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It’s been well documented that Fox is likely to get rid of most if not all of the current American Idol judging panel, but here’s some very interesting news — the network is considering a judging line-up of all alums from the show!

According to Vulture’s Josef Adalian, feelers have already gone out to Season 1 champ Kelly Clarkson and Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson, and Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert have both been mentioned as possibilities.

Adalian is careful to point out that this idea is still just that — an idea. But it certainly is intriguing, not to mention cost effective (I can’t imagine any former contestant, even Clarkson or Hudson, commanding the $17 million Mariah Carey received). Could it work? I’m on the fence. Idol alumni would certainly be able to relate to what the contenders were going through, though their ability to place themselves in the contestants’…

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