|She needs more free time to hang out with her 3 kids:|
Max, Emme & Casper.
So, does she really need to continue sitting on American Idol's judging table? Absolutely not and she is not. However, JLo should be thanking them because she was in a bit of a hiatus until she was rescued by Idol. We will miss her. Come on, all those tears were beyond endearing & her "goosies", too. Hitting on the 20-year-old contestants? Not so much.
Now, the question is, who will replace Jennifer Lopez?
I'll tell you one thing: it better be someone H-U-G-E or Idol will get eaten alive by The X Factor and The Voice.
My dear blogger friend Annemarie (Brunch at Saks) has a very valid suggestion. Idol must take a look at Twitter's most followed and pick someone on that list... just like Simon Cowell did on The X Factor (Britney #6, Demi Lovato #35).
These are MY picks from that list:
1. Lady Gaga:
Easy: JLo stole her spot on the Forbes 100, so Gaga should take her Idol spot.
|She also took her shoes off and gave it to the contestants=|
Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe got her to guest judge SYTYCD once, and she was a gem -giving standing Os and crying. Gaga's must be really pricey, but she's talented, straight-forward, kinda' wacky and it'll be a trip to see what she's wearing every day.
2. Katy Perry: She has guest judged on Idol during auditions and she rocked the judges' table. She wasn't afraid to speak her mind. Hopefully, she needs a break from touring and will accept an offer.
3. Nicki Minaj: #11 on the most-followed list. Controversial: check. Not afraid to speak her mind (at all): check. Entertaining: check. Could be a good one.
4. Pink: She's also one of the Top 25 most followed. Let's face it: she has a kid & hasn't been singing/touring in a while. It might be a brilliant career move for her!
5. Alicia Keys: Who doesn't love Alicia? She does need to put herself back out there, and JLo proved it works. However, Alicia is not as appealing to the tweens, and you want to reel those kids in. After all, they're the ones that vote 800 times in 2 hours and make the cute guitar-playing white guy always win.
Who do YOU think should replace JLo?