Katy Perry Says No To Idol But Adam Lambert May Be Next

Katy Perry has said “no” to being a judge on American Idol for the 2013 season.


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.

Up in the air for this trio of judges for 2013’s American Idol judge’s seats.


“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.

Lambert being considered to replace Randy Jackson in 2013?


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.



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2 thoughts on “Katy Perry Says No To Idol But Adam Lambert May Be Next

  1. As a big Lambert fan, I hope they work out the deal, but I also like Nigel’s idea of hiring judges for only a single season. That might make it more attractive to the big names they want.


    1. I would agree with you that it might be more exciting to have the judges change every year. However, as I see it right now, with so many singing/talent competitions on the line here, some of the most popular judges could end up signing long-term contracts with other shows and that would make it difficult for Idol to compete.

      There’s also something to be said about familiarity. We all tend to want to know who we’re going to have to watch next season. We form “bonds” with these celebs over the season and it would be hard to see our faves go every year.

      It was hard to watch Simon Cowell leave. I really just didn’t have the interest once he went. I did watch a lot of it but, not faithfully (like I used to watch). Steven Tyler kept me watching…to be honest. 🙂

      I hope that they arrive at a panel that can suit most tastes. Right now, Randy cannot do it. I’m not sure about Mariah Carey either and I have ZERO interest in seeing Aretha Franklin at the judge’s desk all season. A guess mentor…yes…but not a permanent seat.

      As for Adam Lambert….I like him too but, I’m not sure he’d be right as a judge. He’s young and he hasn’t had the experience yet (in my personal opinion only) to sit in that chair.

      Hey…wonder if Jean Simmons is still doing his reality series? 😉

      I think there’s some tremendous names out there who could easily fill those seats and make it an exciting ride. The problem is, the experienced celebs are out of the age category that AI targets because of sponsorship.

      They’re in a pickle. Let’s hope they can get out of it.


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