Who Should Be the Next 'American Idol' Judge? Finalists Chime In!

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Who better to ask who should be the next 'Idol' judge than this season's finalists? Check out which artists they threw out there including Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood! When we caught up with the American Idol finalists at their tour rehearsal, we asked them who they think should be on the judges' panel next season, and we loved their answers!

"I think Justin Timberlake would be the perfect judge!" said Janelle Arthur. Burnell Taylor went in an entirely different direction. "I am the hugest Chaka Khan fan," Burnell said. "If they get her on the panel, I think I might go audition again."

Angie Miller is sticking to the Idol family. "Someone who has been on Idol before," Angie suggeted. "I heard rumors about Jennifer Hudson, and I think that would be super awesome. She gets it." The newest Idol agrees. "She knows what it's like to be on the show. She has an amazing career," said Candice Glover.

Sticking to her country roots, Kree Harrison asked, "Has Carrie Underwood ever been? I wonder if she has ever thought about it because she's just likeable." We'd love to see Carrie on the panel!

Amber Holcomb sounds like she's onto something. "I know this is never going to happen, but I want Simon to come back," she told us. "He was honest, he was real and he gave the show exactly what it needed."

Who do you think should be the next Idol judge?



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