Aretha Franklin To Judge American Idol Season 12?

Aretha Franklin To Judge American Idol Season 12?

Now that both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler have jumped ship from “American Idol”, we’re wondering who will be replacing them on the show. We’ve heard many names being thrown out there from Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus to Mariah Carey. Rumor has it that Randy Jackson may not even be returning for the show’s twelfth season.

Katy said that she guest judged once and it wasn’t for her, but we’ve heard nothing about Miley or Mariah. Now, soul legend Aretha Franklin is letting it be known that she is definitely interested in the position. TMZ reports:

The Queen of Soul herself sent out an email Saturday saying, “Yes, I am interested as a judge,” when asked about a future role in the singing competition.

What do you think of the idea of having Aretha Franklin as a judge? Who should be sitting next to her on the judge’s panel? Hit the comments with your thoughts. Who knows, Freemantle might just be listening!

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