Since Jennifer Lopez reportedly has no plans to return to the judges’ table, the show’s producers have been left scrambling to find a suitable replacement.
So who’s one of their prime options? Idol alum Adam Lambert!
"They have been talking about Adam for over a month," a source told E! News. "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. He would be able to bring a unique perspective to the show. People love him."
According to another source from E! News, Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler might have also enjoyed their last season on the show.
“Randy is great, but he’s part of the old Idol,” the source said. “They want to keep the soul of the show but have a new look, and for that reason he may well not be part of the new line up.”
So with three all new judges, will anything about Idol be familiar? According to the show’s producer, Nigel Lythgoe, fans have nothing to worry about.
“There will be changes for sure,” he said. “But nothing that stops it from what it is, which is an out and out talent show.”