Entertainment TV Will Shania Twain Be a Judge on 'American Idol' ? "They've been after her ever since she was a mentor on the show last season, says a source By People Staff Updated on December 1, 2020 06:55 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kevin Foley/ABC Jennifer Lopez‘s American Idol negotiations may have gone south, but a superstar may still end up on the judging panel for season 10 of FOX’s hit show. Shania Twain has long been at the top of the network’s list, according to a source close to the singer. “They’ve been after her ever since she was a mentor on the show last season, the source says. “And they haven’t given up.” Twain stepped in for the Chicago auditions and “everyone thought she was a great addition to the judges’ table,” a show source said at the time. She also mentored the contestants in April. Her name came up – along with other celebs, including Elton John, Chris Isaak and Harry Connick Jr. – as a possible permanent judge after Simon Cowell announced his departure last year. “Shania’s a huge fan of the show and she had a great time as a mentor, the source says. Asked whether she ll join the show, Twain s rep had no comment. FOX has no comment except to note that no judges have been confirmed yet for the show. Tell us: Would Shania make a good judge for American Idol?