Two outta three ain’t bad. ‘American Idol’ has two judges signed on for next season, but who’s still on the fence?
Steven Tyler and longtime ‘Idol’ vet Randy Jackson are both set to return next season. But what about J.Lo?
Jennifer Lopez has been vocal about her hesitance to return to the judges’ table, and currently she’s the only one holding out to announce whether or not she’ll come back to the Fox talent show next season.
“I don’t know,” Lopez said earlier this month about her ‘Idol’ return. “I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because honestly I’m very on the fence about it.”
Maybe now that her fellow judges are game for another season, Lopez will make her mind up one way or another.
“‘Idol’ has resurrected [Lopez’s] much-stalled music career,” one music exec said. “Likewise, ‘Idol’ didn’t fall apart when Simon [Cowell] left and Jennifer has to get some of the credit for that. But let’s also remember the show didn’t increase in ratings and that is also thanks to J.Lo.”
If Lopez does decide to leave, we hope the search to fill her empty chair comes with way less drama than Cowell’s other talent show.