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New American Idol Judge Picks

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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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    Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

    Kelly Clarkson age 33

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    Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Simon Cowell age 56

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    Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Justin Timberlake age 34

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    Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

    Mariah Carey age 45

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    Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Keith Urban age 48

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    Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
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    age 37

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    Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

    Katy Perry age 31

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    Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Harry Connick, Jr. age 48

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    Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Cyndi Lauper age 62

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    Elton John is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Elton John age 68

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    Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Paula Abdul 53

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    Carrie Underwood is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

    Carrie Underwood age 32

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    age 59

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    Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
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    Usher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

    Usher age 37

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    Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Steven Tyler age 67

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    Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Jennifer Lopez age 46

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    Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

    Stevie Nicks age 67

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

    Adele age 27

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    Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    age 65

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    Cher is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Cher age 69

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    Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

    Adam Lambert age 33

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    Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

    Mary J. Blige age 44

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    Will.i.am is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
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    Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

    Beyoncé Knowles age 34

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    Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Olivia Newton-John age 67

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    Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Bette Midler age 70

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    Garth Brooks is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Garth Brooks age 53

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    Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

    Taylor Swift age 26

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    Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Kid Rock age 44

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    Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Paul Simon age 74

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    Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Bruce Springsteen age 66

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    Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Kylie Minogue age 47

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    Rod Stewart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Rod Stewart age 70

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    Avril Lavigne is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Avril Lavigne age 31

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    Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

    Lady Gaga age 29

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    Gene Simmons is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    Gene Simmons age 66 He was great as a guest judge during season 4

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

    Fergie age 40

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    Jordin Sparks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

    Jordin Sparks age 26

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    Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

    Rihanna age 27

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    RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    RuPaul age 55

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

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    Kara DioGuardi age 45

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    George Michael is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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    George Michael age 52

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