New ‘American Idol’ Judges Are Mindblowingly Awesome Picks


jennifer hudsonDo you remember when American Idol was the freshest, coolest show to hit the tube? Probably not. It's been a long time since that show was on top. Eleven years after its debut, its ratings have taken a serious nose dive. Well, producers may have finally found a way to revive the fledgling series with an awesome panel of new judges. I know, I know. You've heard that before and have been incredibly disappointed with that ridiculously volatile Mariah Carey-Nicki Minaj combo. But this time they have surely gotten it right. And the new judges are ...

Jennifer Hudson and, most likely, Kelly Clarkson, according to E! News. Apparently Jennifer has already signed on the dotted line and Kelly is pretty close. Amazing, right? It gets better. Another Idol alum may also join the panel. Adam Lambert's and Clay Aiken's names have popped up. With a panel like that, I would definitely tune in again and so should you. Here's why:

  1. They actually know what it's like to stand up there and be judged. The nerves, the fear, the anxiety as you wait for your performance to be mercilessly picked apart or, if you are lucky and talented enough, praised.
  2. They can actually sing. I love Paula Abdul but there are chihuahuas with better singing voices. And don't get me started on Nicki Minaj.
  3. They are likable. I've never heard a bad word about any of these folks. Kelly is like everyone's best friend. Jennifer is like the sister you've always wanted.
  4. They understand exactly what it will take to make it. Winning American Idol doesn't ensure automatic superstardom. These alums know the secret formula. Jennifer came in third for goodness sake and she is by far the most successful alum in the show's history.

Are you excited about these new judges? Will you watch them?


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nonmember avatar amanda

jennifer hudson the most successful alum?! Im sorry but kelly clarkson and carrie underwood make more than her and they sing better too...

Serab... Serabelle

I can't stand these singing shows, but I love Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood, both of whom are more successful in singing than Jennifer. I'm sure AI will be canceled in the next 2-3 seasons with their revolving door of judges. The quality of the show has dropped. The fighting between judges is messy, unprofessional, and distracts from the reason the show us even on. This show now fails, it's run it's course, time to move on.

Alexa... AlexaAdams

Ya Kelly Clarkson has definitely had the most successful career post show. She is both a pop and country star and has numerous number one hits one both carts.

romab... romab1126

Helloooooo! Jennifer Hudson had an Oscar. She's Multi talented.

nonmember avatar B

Jennifer Hudson didn't come in 3rd- she came in 7th.

Mrscj... Mrscjones

Once Simon was no longer on the show i stopped watching it.

madiy... madiyouuu

I would watch it. i think it will be great and awesome for these years panel of judges and for the next winner. :)

nonmember avatar snorkp

I think Carrie Underwood, Taylor Hicks, and Fantasia should be the new Judges, but I wouldn't mind Kelly Clarkson.

nonmember avatar Ash

Omg I would die of happiness if they become judges, especially Adam!!! ;~;

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