Are these your new American Idol judges for Season 13? Well, I can confirm now that Jennifer Hudson is definitely one of the new judges to sit on the panel. Other American Idol alumni rumored are Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert are all linked to be new judges for the revamped show.
Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey all got the big ol' boot and will not be returning. Nor will Jennifer Lopez after she expressed interest to do so. I think it's a cool way to re-vamp the show.
I mean, these judges were in the contestants' shoes at one point so they can absolutely relate to the contestants. Also, they've all had stellar careers. J-Hud didn't even win the competition but went on to snag Oscars and Grammy awards.
Kelly Clarkson is one of the most successive and active winners from the series. I think it's definitely a good move and I think this will do the show some much needed justice! What do you think about the decision to use former idol winners and contestants? Share your thoughts below.