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Five Rock Stars Who Should Be 'American Idol' Judges

Now that both Ellen DeGeneres and Simon Cowell are leaving American Idol, rumors abound over who's going to be the next arbiter of taste on the Fox show. J Lo's supposedly signed a deal. Allegedly, Steven Tyler's been asked to join the show. P Diddy's thrown his hat into the ring. Elton John, Jessica Simpson, Howard Stern, Justin Timberlake--it seems like everyone's vying for a spot beside Randy Jackson.


As long as we're all speculating, though, we might as well put together our American Idol dream team: here's five rock stars who, if they joined the singing contest, would guarantee an audience like no other. 
Five Rock Stars Who Should Be 'American Idol' Judges
Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly

1. Courtney Love
She has a filthy mouth, sure, but she'd be perfect: a Paula Abdul-Simon Cowell hybrid. She's enough of a drunk to compete with Abdul's legacy and would probably slur out the most interesting, mean things to say about Idol contestants ala Cowell. She's an accomplished musician AND a trainwreck, so she'd have viewers waiting for her crazy shenanigans each episode. (Fox would always have a use for their bleeping apparatus, too.) Plus, we already know she can scope out talent before anyone else; she picked Kurt Cobain, remember?
Five Rock Stars Who Should Be 'American Idol' Judges
Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly
Five Rock Stars Who Should Be 'American Idol' Judges

Five Rock Stars Who Should Be 'American Idol' Judges
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5. Stevie Wonder

You want an impartial judge who'll assess a contestant solely on musical skill and talent? Stevie Wonder is it.


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