Despite rumors to the contrary, original American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson has no plans to sign on as one of the American Idol 2014 judges. For those hoping for an all alumni panel for Season 13, we’re afraid to say it looks like that bit of gossip is becoming increasingly unlikely.
Although former finalist Jennifer Hudson is reportedly in talks to be a judge on Season 13, Kelly Clarkson’s rep told The Hollywood Reporter she is totally not interested. In fact, Kelly has previously stated she never wants to be an American Idol judge. “No, I’d never do that,” Kelly told the Wall Street Journal.
She explained, “The one thing I did do was Duets on TV, and that was because I got to be a part of the process. I’m not really good at telling people how to do something. I’m better at showing them. So, yeah, that really wouldn’t be my forte.”
As for other American Idol alumni rumored to be under consideration for the 2014 judging panel, so far Adam Lambert hasn’t heard anything from producers despite expressing interest and there has been nothing out of Clay Aiken’s camp about any offers there either.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter