Poor old Randy Jackson.
It was revealed last week that Mariah Carey has signed up for a judging role on American Idol, after Jennifer Lopez and Stephen Tyler confirmed that they would not be returning to the hit talent show.
Apaz, ‘multiple’ insiders have told US weekly that Nick and N.E.R.D rapper Pharrell are the favourites to land the judging job – which is fine by us, because they are both WELL BUFF TING innit.
One insider said: “Nick is pretty close to signing to be the Idol judge. They flew him in to L.A. last week for final meetings.”
Tres exciting, non? It seems producers are hoping that Nick will achieve what Demi Lovato has for The X Factor USA, and entice a younger audience to watch the programme.
“[American Idol producers] think he can help bring that younger demo* to the show,” said the insider.
Meanwhile Pharrell Williams - who has produced hits for Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake as well as recently working with Miley Cyrus – may have Mariah Carey to thank if he gets the job.
A source told Hollywoodlife.com that it was Mariah’s idea to consider Pharrell for a judging role because she is “really interested in working alongside him.”
Yeah, because he’s AWESOME. “The people at Fox and Idol are very much taking her requests seriously,” added the source.
Another insider (sheesh how many are there?) told US Weekly: ““Everything is looking good, but they’re still working out details.”
Wowzer – what do you make of all that then – would you be pleased to see these two hotties on the American Idol judging panel?
* We assume ‘demo’ just means ‘demographic’ in cool telly producer-type lingo.