05/22/2013 12:33 pm ET

New 'American Idol' Judges Could Be Former Contestants

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There's a very real chance the next "American Idol" will be judged by a panel of former "American Idols." As Fox and the production companies behind the struggling (yet still high-rated) singing show ponder changes for the 2014 edition, two people with knowledge of the situation tell Vulture that serious consideration is being given to the idea of filling one, and very possibly all, of the slots on the show's judging panel with former "Idol" contestants.

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