With the hunt for the next great ‘Idol’ judges underway, some interesting names have been thrown into the mix.
Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced their departures just weeks ago, and you’ve already heard names like Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, will.i.am, Fergie, and former Idol contestant Adam Lambert among those rumored to be in contention. So what about keeping it in the family?
A show runner from Idol is now revealing that they are reaching out to some former contestants to join the show in some capacity.
Some of the names that have been contacted include Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, and Clay Aiken.
“Idol is reaching out to try and gauge the interest of former contestants coming back on the show to participate in some way. They wouldn’t necessarily be in judging positions, but the show wants them involved.”
Other shows of this nature, including ‘The Voice’ and ‘The X-Factor,’ have social media correspondents, responsible for managing Twitter and Facebook interaction with fans, and behind the scenes interviews. Could this be a direction that ‘Idol’ is headed?
Anything to up the ratings, right?