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
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.
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