Posted Wednesday, May 29th 2013 @ 10am
Academy and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Hudson is allegedly in final talks to join the judge panel for season 13 of American Idol, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Earlier this month, reports surfaced that Hudson, Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert were in the running to fill the three -judge panel. A rep for Clarkson told The Hollywood Reporter, "Kelly will not be a judge on Idol," and a rep for Lambert says he hasn't even been contacted by Fox or the show's producers.
- The producer's of American Idol reached out to Hudson in the past to do an all-star version of the show a few years ago but she turned it down.
- Fox television reality show head Mike Darnell wouldn't confirm the reports. He did explain how difficult the job would be for anyone. Darnell said, "If you've never done it before, we don't know what we're getting . . . You might be great, you might be terrible. It's a skill . . . .Everybody thinks they can do it but not everybody can."