Madonna lined up for American Idol judging gig

With Simon Cowell leaving American Idol at the end of the current season, the producers are on the hunt for a mega international talent to replace him.

The latest star on the Idol with -list is the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna.

Idol creator Simon Fuller is desperate for Madonna to take the role of judge on the talent show, which wraps its ninth season this week.

A source said: “Simon is going to leave a gaping hole. Not only is he an expert, he’s also a big star in the States.

“Everyone agrees ‘Madge’ would be great and they want her as a full-time judge. But if that fails they’d at least like her as a mentor.”

The show is in need of a boost with ratings showing the long-running competition is fading in terms of popularity despite a shake-up this year which saw Ellen DeGeneres join the judging panel.

Source: Herald Sun


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