In spite of the fact that Jennifer Lopez’s judge’s seat on American Idol 2013 will likely become vacant and Idol execs had been reportedly courting Perry to sit upon Lopez’s throne, Perry has refused the offer and will not be a judge on Idol this coming season.
Apparently, the show would take more of a commitment than what Perry is either willing to or able to give.
“People have reached out to me about the possibility of being involved, and it’s not right for me yet. It’s a real commitment to be on one of those shows,” Perry has stated in response to the possibility.
While none of the judges, including Randy Jackson have said one way or the other about their return to the judge’s table, it’s been rumored that former American Idol runner-up, Adam Lambert is being considered by AI officials.
“They have been talking about Adam for over a month. He personifies the show, and will be a popular choice right from the start. He knows what it’s like to be on the receiving end of the judges’ comments, he has a human touch, and they know they can’t go wrong if they bring him on,” a source has stated.
Reportedly, Lambert may be being considered to take over Randy Jackson’s seat.
Not shockingly, Jackson seems to have out-run his fan attractiveness to the show. It’s been said that he represents “old American Idol” and with new singing reality shows popping up and whisking fans away from AI viewership, execs on the show want a brand new look and feel. Jackson just doesn’t seem to fit the bill anymore so, he may find himself on his rear and out of his chair. It seems Simon Cowell’s X-Factor show may be one of the factors that has left Jackson dangling.
Lambert has already stated, “I’m just hearing about this today as well and so what a beautiful rumor. Listen, if — and I say ‘if’ with a capital I-F — if they were to approach me and if they were to say, ‘We want you to be a judge on the show,’ I would love that. I would jump at the chance.’Idol’ has an amazing history of introducing great musical talent, and I was very fortunate to have had the Idol stage play a big part in my career,” he said. “IF ‘Idol’ wants to talk to me about Judging, I’d be more than flattered to have that conversation.”
Meanwhile, it’s been reported that Lambert’s management has already been contacted and entered into some form of light talks about the possibility.
Lambert had been on a short-list for Cowell’s chair when he left AI in 2010 but, at the time, Lambert was quoted as saying that he wanted to concentrate on his career in recording instead and wouldn’t take the gig if offered. Something must have changed in his career for him to be considering it now. Perhaps, he needs a kick-start like AI has done for Lopez and Aerosmith singer, Steven Tyler who is back and on tour this summer with his former band.
“It is a game, the show is a game show in some regards. It’s about talent but it’s also about strategy. It’s also about thinking it through and picking the right songs and all that … I would love to help,” Lambert has said about the show and the unpredictable voting for the show.
Also rumored to be considered is Miley Cyrus (heaven help us, no). Cyrus’ grating voice and cocky attitude would certainly make me want to turn the channel.
It appears that American Idol is having a rough time in getting those chairs filled for this upcoming season. Could this be the final season for the once top rated show? It’s possible.