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New American Idol Judge Picks 

TVs Frank
Updated June 14, 2019 24.9k votes 1.3k voters 24.5k views 104 items

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 Dec. at 57 (1958-2016) from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
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Boy George is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
iceman69 added Age 57 from Bexley, London, United Kingdom
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RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
iceman69 added Age 58 from San Diego, California, United States of America
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Paul Simon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Micksandy added Age 77 from Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
MChi added Age 55 from East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
MChi added Age 60 from Bay City, Michigan, United States of America
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Kylie Minogue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
iceman69 added Age 50 from Melbourne, Australia
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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Age 48 from Huntington, New York, United States of America
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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
iceman69 added Age 38 from Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Age 46 from Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America
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Elton John is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
danlee added Age 71 from Pinner, London, United Kingdom
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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Age 59 from Lambeth, London, United Kingdom
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Clay Aiken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
iceman69 added Age 40 from Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America
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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Age 49 from Castle Hill, New York City, New York
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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Age 31 from Saint Michael Parish, Barbados
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Bruce Springsteen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
PeteBoyle added Age 69 from Long Branch, New Jersey, United States of America
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Jack White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Age 43 from Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
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Keith Urban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
snowman69 added Age 51 from Whangarei, New Zealand
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Adele is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Age 30 from Tottenham, London, United Kingdom
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Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Age 36 from Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
MChi added Age 68 from Saginaw, Michigan, United States of America
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Ben Folds is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Age 52 from USA, North Carolina, Winston-Salem
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Stacy Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Age 43 from Hacienda Heights, California, United States of America
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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
Age 44 from Ottawa, Canada
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Brad Paisley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list New American Idol Judge Picks
chicosh added Age 46 from Glen Dale, West Virginia, United States of America