LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Is Adam Lambert becoming an American Idol judge? An Adam Lambert American Idol judge role is being pursued by producers, insiders report to E! Monday. Adam Lambert and American Idol have been negotiating his return to the show as a judge. But who would Adam replace as a judge on Idol?
American Idol has reportedly been keen on adding the superstar to the show as a new direction is taken in the production. E! sources report that producers believe the show needs to reinvent itself yet again. Reportedly, some criticism has centered upon whether last season’s judges were not critical enough of performers.
Officials reportedly also want to reinvigorate viewers amid falling year to year ratings. Currently, none of the judges have signed on for a new season. Current judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler haven’t completely ruled out leaving, or returning.
Producer Nigel Lythgoe tells news “as of this moment in time, we are still in negotiations as we are with everybody. Everything is up in the air.” A Tyler source tells news “All up in the air,” the source said. “We shall see.”
One E! source claims Randy Jackson could be let go. “Randy is great, but he’s part of the old Idol. They want to keep the soul of the show but have a new look, and for that reason he may well not be part of the new line up.”