American Idol Alums to Judge Season 13?

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It's the worst kept secret in Hollywood: American Idol will employ a new set of judges for Season 13.

Will beloved mentor Harry Connick Jr. be among them? Will a huge name such as Justin Bieber or Rihanna agree to come on board?

What changes will the show make to regain its ratings-based footing?

American Idol Judges, Season 12

According to a new report, producers hope to revisit the past in order to boost the future, as they've allegedly contacted successful alums about coming on board the panel.

Sources tell E! News that Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson both have an interest in judging, while Clay Aiken and Adam Lambert are also possibilities.

How likely in this scenario? An insider says the show is "95 percent there" in terms of signing up past fan favorites.

We actually think it's a great idea. Do you concur? Should past contestants come back to judge Season 13?


American Idol Quotes

Brooke White's tears come from the authentic, good soul that she is. Her heart was breaking because she was overwhelmed with the experience she had with the show and the gift that it brought.

Paula Abdul [after Brooke White was eliminated on season seven]

I read some of this online this morning and just for the record, the rumors — they’re not true. She’s part of our family and we love her.

Ryan Seacrest [on rumor of Paula Abdul being drunk on the show]