Madonna to be on American Idol panel?
Now that Simon Cowell is planning to bid farewell to the show, The Queen of Pop, Madonna tops the wish list to take the music mogul’s place on the judging panel.tv Updated: May 25, 2010 13:12 IST
Now that Simon Cowell is planning to bid farewell to the show after 9 years, Idol boss Simon Fuller is keen to fill the X-factor chief’s shoes – and he wants a big name.
The Queen of Pop tops Fuller’s wish list to take the music mogul’s place on the judging panel.
"Simon is going to leave a gaping hole. Not only is he an expert, he's also a big star in the States."
"Everyone agrees Madge would be great and they want her as a full-time judge. But if that fails they''d at least like her as a mentor," The Sun quoted a source as saying.
Fuller is facing another challenge – the show’s ratings have taken a nosedive and filming for the next series has been pushed back to September as bosses search for a new judge.
Cowell, on the other hand, is nostalgic as he is quitting after judging the show for 9 long years.
But he feels his replacement needs to be someone who "actually knows what they're talking about".