06/12/2013 11:14 am ET Updated Aug 12, 2013

'American Idol' Alums Who Could Judge The Next Season


As part of American Idol's complete overhaul for its upcoming 13th season, the show is considering hiring former alums to join the judges' panel. With Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson definitely not returning, and Keith Urban's fate still up in the air, it's safe to say that there are at least two open positions at the table. Jennifer Hudson is reportedly in talks to join, while original champ Kelly Clarkson has said that she is not interested. Here's a list of 12 alums we think would be great additions to the floundering show (in alphabetical order):


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