American Idol

With American Idol ratings at their lowest since the show began in 2002, producers are looking to vamp things up in a major way…and the first place they’re going to start is with the judges. A source close to the show says that NONE of the current judges may be returning (that’s Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and AI vet Randy Jackson), and that they may be replaced by an even more star-studded team. Find out who’s being considered below!

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“It’s been a lackluster season for Idol and everyone involved with the show is well aware of it so that’s why producers are franticly working on lining up big name stars for season 14,” the source told Radar. “There’s more drama going on behind the scenes of the show than on the stage, and that’s why there’s a major overhaul in the works. A telling sign was that the highlight of the season was Mariah and Nicki’s explosive feud that was leaked on the web – and that was before the season even aired. Producers have been trying to recreate that buzz ever since and it hasn’t worked – the public isn’t buying it. The judges don’t have real chemistry, and there’s no real standout contestant.

“That’s why they want to go big next season, and you can’t get any bigger than Justin Bieber. The executives are calling it their dream team because who wouldn’t tune in to see Justin and Selena, Pink and Diddy? Pink has been approached in the past and turned it down as well as Diddy, who wanted too much money. It will cost a fortune to get them, but the show has gotten so stale that Fox is desperate for a revamp – they’re willing to pay to put Idol back on top.”

Source: RO