'American Idol' Appears Set With Iglesias
Potential four-judge lineup reportedly close to being locked in
By Kenny Herzog Sep 7, 2012 8:02AM
Do you see Enrique Iglesias in the above image? Can you feel his longing to cross over from the hell of being trapped inside his music-video persona into a seat on the "American Idol" judges panel? It is Enrique all but crying, "Please, Nigel Lythgoe, please alleviate the burden of touring and recording for 2013 by ensuring a lucrative net worth without having to leave my chair."
Well, Enrique, it seems your desperate pining may go requited. Entertainment Weekly and Deadline are both reporting that the second-generation sex symbol is likely to square off a four-member "AI" judges panel for Season 12 that will also include Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj.
Bing: "American Idol" | Enrique Iglesias | Mariah Carey | Keith Urban | Nicki Minaj
Neither the show nor Iglesias have confirmed this latest update, but if Enrique were to offer his fans any word of advice, it would most likely be to "let the rhythm take you over... bailamos."
"American Idol" returns in January 2013 on FOX.
"American Idol" Season 12 premieres in January 2013 on FOX.
Sep 7, 2012 12:44PM
To bad I won't be watching. I refuse to watch Nicki Minaj. So Enrique will not be enough to bring me to the tv. I say just get over it and bury the show six feet under. It was barely watchable with Lopez and Stephen egos taking up so much air time. Now you ask me to watch a common whore who has no talent nor longevity. Enjoy the ratings. They are going to plummet.
Sep 7, 2012 10:38AM
American Idol needs to quit covering up their MAJOR screw up of hiring Nicki Minaj by hiring 3 BIG time MAJOR talents i feel SO sorry for the other judges, Nicki knows NOTHING about talent or judging she is WHACKED out girl who is allowed to sing every cuss word in the book and get paid millions for doing it, and that my friends is SAD! she is NOT a role model or talent of any kind, get rid of her. And poor Mariah, Keith and Enrique having to next to and listen to likes of her talking about something she knows NOTHING about, talent. after saying all of this i will NOT be watching the show next season and if you keep Nicki the plumiting in the ratings will speak for themselves because you ARE going to lose A LOT of viewers, so good luck.
Sep 7, 2012 10:23AM
The Voice and XFactor are better. They get a wider variety of real performers, not all from the same age bracket, and even the same people year after year...Idol is on death's door...
Sep 7, 2012 9:30AM
what the hell does nicki minaj know about music....
just as much as justine bieber....NOTHING....
Sep 7, 2012 9:22AM
i can understand him being a judge but Nicki Minaj??? she is a talentless "sex pusher" using her body to get where she is what has she done in the industry nothing it is an insult to have her on the show sadly after watching this show since it started this will be the first season it wont be on my dvr i will not watch a talentless hack try and judge people that are in most cases are better then her
Sep 7, 2012 9:20AM
Sean Combs needs to be an American Idol Judge!
He has personality, stage, producing and recording experience!
Sep 7, 2012 9:09AM
I'm prepared to give the new AI season a try...but jeez, Ryan alone is not going to keep it ahead of X-Factor and the Voice... You know what would be the coup, Simon? Bring Ryan over to X-Factor after his contract expires.
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