Reality Television Personalities 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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Prince is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
voting closed at #2 | DJ Terrible added 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
DJ Terrible added Bill Murray age 66

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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
iceman69 added Justin Timberlake age 36

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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
DJ Terrible added Jon Stewart age 54

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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Simon Cowell age 57

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Jennifer Lopez age 47

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
DJ Terrible added Jay-Z age 47

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Clay Aiken is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
iceman69 added Clay Aiken age 38

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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Mariah Carey age 47

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Usher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Usher age 38

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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
danlee added Elton John age 70

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

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Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Steven Tyler age 69

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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Keith Urban age 49

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Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Mary J. Blige age 46

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

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Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Paula Abdul age 54

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
PeteBoyle added Bruce Springsteen age 67

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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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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Harry Connick, Jr. age 49

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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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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Rihanna age 29

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Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Gwen Stefani age 47

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Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
DJ Terrible added Axl Rose age 55

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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Truth Scorpion added James Brown Died at 73 (1933-2006)

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Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Stevie Nicks age 68

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
danlee added Olivia Newton-John age 68

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Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
danlee added Cyndi Lauper age 63

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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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Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Sheryl Crow is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Sheryl Crow age 55

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Cher age 70

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Katy Perry age 32

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
iceman69 added Kylie Minogue age 48

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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Micksandy added Paul Simon age 75

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Adam Lambert is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Adam Lambert age 35

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Randy Jackson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Randy Jackson age 60

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Chris Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Jack White age 41

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Ben Folds is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Ben Folds age 50

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Will Smith age 48

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Eminem age 44

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Jennifer Hudson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
danlee added Bette Midler age 71

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snowman69 added Garth Brooks age 55

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Dr. Dre age 52

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
iceman69 added Kanye West age 39