'American Idol' Season 13 Will Include 'Dream Team' Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Pink and Sean "Diddy" Combs?
The next generation of American Idol judges may be stepping up as the show’s producer, Nigel Lythgoe, attempts to boost ratings.
The singing competition is looking to hire new judges such as Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Pink and Sean “Diddy” Combs, according to Radar Online. The current AI judges - Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson- may not return for season 13. According to a source, producers are trying to line up big name stars for future seasons of American Idol.
“There’s more drama going on behind the scenes of the show than on the stage, and that’s why there’s a major overhaul in the works," said the insider. “That’s why they want to go big next season, and you can’t get any bigger than Justin Bieber. The executives are calling it their dream team… It will cost a fortune to get them, but the show has gotten so stale that Fox is desperate for a revamp – they’re willing to pay to put Idol back on top.”
Both NBC’s The Voice and ABC's Dancing with the Stars had larger audiences than American Idol last week, according to Nielson Co. The source said that Fox is willing to do anything to get American Idol back in the number one position.