AUDIO: Miley, Katy, Adele Would Make Good ‘Idol’ Judges


With Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez ditching “American Idol” to return to their respective music careers full-time, there are a couple open chairs at the judges table for season 12. “The Voice” is competitive in the ratings and “The X-Factor” is reloaded with the additions of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. So, who could “Idol” add that would both bring in viewers and do a good job? Here are three of my choices…

Miley Cyrus

She’s had success in music, TV, and movies. People certainly have their opinions of teenager, but her popularity is undeniable. With her engagement to actor Liam Hemsworth, Cyrus probably won’t be leaving the L.A. area any time soon.

Katy Perry

Sure Perry has only released two albums, but Teenage Dream yielded the most number one hits since Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The singer just finished her LP cycle and will now be working on new material… in Los Angeles. No husband or kids to hold her back, either.


The best fit with the biggest hurdles. Adele could rest her vocal cords while staying in the spotlight and making even more bank in the process. Problem is, the singer is pregnant with her first child. Reports suggest she is due this September. Would it be possible for her to have the baby and then fly to the States to tape auditions – and how far would “Idol” be willing to push back those auditions before the show’s launch in early 2013? From a logistics perspective, this probably won’t work.

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