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Who should the new 'American Idol' judge picks be? With word that 'AI' judges Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are calling it quits with the show, it's time to start seriously thinking about their replacements. Should producers go with past 'Idol' winners and/or current hot music artists? They could certainly provide great tips for the 'American Idol' contestants, but can they bring the crazy that Steven Tyler brought? Will viewers like them? That's what this list is about: These are the celebrities who may (or may not) be great choices to fill the judge's chairs left empty. Vote for your favorites and vote down any people that you think would be terrible 'AI' judges. Also? Add anyone you think would be worthy of the honor!

'American Idol' is a singing competition, but that doesn't necessarily mean the judges have to be singers (or singers with talent, for that matter). So why not go with 'AI' producer Nigel Lythgoe's rumored pick, Charlie Sheen? He'd certainly bring the crazy. Or how about some reality TV stars like Snooki or even Kim Kardashian? Yeah, okay fine. They're on the list, but you can vote them down. Jennifer Love-Hewitt's also on the list, because she seems to want to do everything.

On the more serious side, musicians who've mentored on 'American Idol' before might be good choices. Think will.i.am, Stevie Nicks, Gwen Stefani, Alanis Morissette or even Steven Van Zandt. They all know the ins and outs of the industry, after all. And on that note, past 'Idol' winners or top finalists would probably be excellent judges, too, though many (like Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Jordin Sparks and Jennifer Hudson) are quite busy with other projects. Still, they're worthy of a spot on this list.

Who do you think should be the next 'American Idol' judge? Time to vote!
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Prince is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Prince Died at 57 (1958-2016)

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Bill Murray age 66

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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Jon Stewart age 54

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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Jay-Z age 47

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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Simon Cowell age 57

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Clay Aiken is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Clay Aiken age 38

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Usher is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Usher age 38

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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Mariah Carey age 47

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Adele age 28

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Elton John age 70

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Madonna age 58

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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Keith Urban age 49

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Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Mary J. Blige age 46

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Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Axl Rose age 55

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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Stevie Wonder age 66

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Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Steven Tyler age 69

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Will.i.am is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Will.i.am age 42

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Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Gwen Stefani age 47

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Lady Gaga age 31

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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Paula Abdul age 54

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Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Cyndi Lauper age 63

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Rihanna age 29

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Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Paul Simon age 75

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Taylor Swift age 27

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Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Stevie Nicks age 68

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Katy Perry age 32

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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
James Brown Died at 73 (1933-2006)

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Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Sheryl Crow age 55

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Cher age 70

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Kylie Minogue age 48

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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Jack White age 41

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Ben Folds is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Ben Folds age 50

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Adam Lambert age 35

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Randy Jackson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Randy Jackson age 60

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Chris Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Bette Midler age 71

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Jennifer Hudson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Kanye West age 39

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Garth Brooks age 55

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Snoop Dogg age 45

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Migos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Migos

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Dr. Dre age 52