17 Stars We Want as Judges on ABC’s ‘American Idol’ Reboot
It’s official: American Idol is coming back!
ABC announced on May 9 they’re rebooting the long-running competition series one year after it concluded its 15-year run on FOX. Though it’s still a ways off, Ryan Seacrest is pretty much a lock for the hosting gig, considering his recent move to the network as Live! co-host.
Less set in stone is the judges panel, which is said to be getting a major makeover. And we agree with former Idol associate musical director Michael Orland that past contestants like Kelly Clarkson and Adam Lambert would make great additions to the panel.
However, we’ve got a mix of Idol alums and chart toppers who would be perfect to fill those three or four seats. Scroll through for our top 17 picks!