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American Idol to Replace Paula Abdul for Auditions with Rotating Guest Judges Including Katy Perry and Victoria Beckham

Should Idol Replace Paula With Rotating Judges or Just One?

Paula Abdul has tweeted her goodbyes to American Idol, but the show must go on. This morning at the Fox TCA session, execs Peter Rice and Kevin Reilly confirmed that they've already started the process to fill her empty chair, starting with a rotation of female pop stars. Victoria Beckham and Katy Perry are already signed on to help judge the auditions, which start filming this week.

Apparently Fox is hoping to have permanent plans for Paula's seat by the time the show goes live next year. They liked the four-person dynamic, and there's still a chance one single judge will take Paula's place long-term. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to hearing from a different female artist every week. What about you — do you think Idol should continue with rotating guest judges through season nine, or focus on finding one new person to take Paula's spot for good?

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KatyCat KatyCat 7 years
are you a katy perry fan join:
dnye dnye 8 years
I might actually watch this show again knowing there will be new blood each week. It got so predictable that it wasn't fun anymore this might give it new life.
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
I think they should replace her with Brandy. I liked her on America's Got Talent, and in fairness she's wasted on that show talking about jugglers and rapping grannies. She knows about singing. Unlike someone else I can think of, who's solo spot on her band's reunion tour consisted of walking the stage like a catwalk. What kind of input can she seriously give?
Allyace Allyace 8 years
I was just about to write what PrincessLtrain said :). Boot Kara and rotate the THIRD position. Just like SYTYCD.
PrincessLtrain PrincessLtrain 8 years
Got it! Let's get rid of Kara and THEN have rotating judges. Everyone wins ;)
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
3 judges is enough
SaRaH-22 SaRaH-22 8 years
Leave it with Kara I think it was season 2 or 3 when they did rotating guest judges and it just didnt work
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i honestly think that 3 judges are enough for the show. there's not enough time to hear all their comments anyway, and i feel like it's just too much sometimes to have another person there.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I think with rotating judges people will get weird feedback and it would be harder for the contestants to really progress unless they are like Adam where they know what they are doing up there. Leave it with 3. Maybe a couple special judges but only like BIG names.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
they had 3 for a long time and it worked just leave it let kara be the feel good judge it's nice when the judges know the contestants from week to week
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