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Country Singer Brad Paisley May Join 'American Idol' as Judge

There has recently been talk about country singer Brad Paisley joining the American Idol judges panel and it seems that he just might be filling that empty seat!

Paisley has reportedly traveled to Los Angeles this week to meet with the show’s producers about becoming a judge on the show.

Mariah Carey has filled one of the two seats left open when Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler left the show. The Country Vibe has confirmed that Paisley is officially in talks with the show to fill that second spot.

It does seem that the show wants to fill the spot with a country star, which makes sense since the show skyrocketed most of their country contestants to much success (Scotty McCreery, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, and Lauren Alaina). Country singer Toby Keith confirmed that the show did ask him to fill Tyler’s spot, but due to scheduling conflicts he had to turn it down.

Production on the twelfth season of American Idol is set to begin later this year.

Who is hoping to see Brad Paisley join the show?

Written by Michelle Wincott


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