7 Stars 'American Idol' May Be Wooing to Fill Newly Abandoned Judges' Seats

mariah careyNow that it looks like not only Jennifer Lopez but Steven Tyler and possibly even Randy Jackson are all jumping from the American Idol ship before season 12, Fox has quite the conundrum on their hands. Or maybe it's actually a blessing in disguise! Either way, it seems like they're going to have to come up with an entirely new panel of judges STAT. Who they choose could make or break viewers' inarguably dying love affair with the reality show.

Various rumors have been floating about who might be under consideration to join the judges' table, but the latest and greatest might just be Mariah Carey. Now here's a woman any contestant would have to respect the opinion of. Talk about talent and a winning track record! I'm all for Mimi to sign on as a judge. Here, six other celebs rumored to be up for the job, and whether or not we think they're a perfect fit for the gig ...

Which celebs would make up your dream American Idol judges' panel?

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