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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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
iceman69 added Justin Timberlake age 37

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Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
DJ Terrible added Bill Murray age 67

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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 55

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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Simon Cowell age 58

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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Jennifer Lopez age 48

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Clay Aiken is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
iceman69 added Clay Aiken age 39

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Usher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Usher age 39

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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Mariah Carey age 48

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
DJ Terrible added Jay-Z age 48

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Axl Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
DJ Terrible added Axl Rose age 56

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Adele is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Adele age 29

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
danlee added Elton John age 71

This Is What It's Actually Like To Be A Contestant On A Singing Competition Show

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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
MChi added Madonna age 59

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Steven Tyler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Steven Tyler age 70

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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Keith Urban age 50

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Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Mary J. Blige age 47

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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
MChi added Stevie Wonder age 67

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Paula Abdul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Paula Abdul age 55

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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Lady Gaga age 32

Natural Beauties Who Don't Need No Make-Up

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Rihanna age 30

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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
PeteBoyle added Bruce Springsteen age 68

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Will.i.am is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Will.i.am age 43

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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Harry Connick, Jr. age 50

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Gwen Stefani is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Gwen Stefani age 48

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Stevie Nicks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Stevie Nicks age 69

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Olivia Newton-John is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
danlee added Olivia Newton-John age 69

12 American Idol Finalists Who Just Went Back To Totally Normal Jobs

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Cyndi Lauper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
danlee added Cyndi Lauper age 64

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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Truth Scorpion added James Brown Died at 73 (1933-2006)

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Taylor Swift age 28

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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 56

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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Katy Perry age 33

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Cher is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Cher age 71

These Celebrities Have Been Caught Being More Than Just A Little Racist

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

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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
iceman69 added Kylie Minogue age 49

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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Micksandy added Paul Simon age 76

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Randy Jackson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Randy Jackson age 61

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Eminem age 45

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Chris Daughtry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks

The Best American Idol Contestants Ever

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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Jack White age 42

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Ben Folds is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Ben Folds age 51

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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Will Smith age 49

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Ranker Video
snowman69 added Garth Brooks age 56

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

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Snoop Dogg age 46

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Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
danlee added Bette Midler age 72

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
iceman69 added Kanye West age 40