Speculation is starting. Aretha Franklin has stated she'd love the job. Rumors were swirling before JLo and Steven dropped out that Adam Lambert has been in talks with AI to be a judge. However, this article has commentary from Nigel and Adam that indicate he has not been approached. And as far as Aretha goes, the article makes a good point about the average age of the viewers getting older. So they may want to go with somebody younger.
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I'm curious if Kelly Clarkson would do it? I assume Duets won't be renewed. But she seems to want to be more involved in helping the contestants rather than just judging them.