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Adam Lambert in talks to become American Idol judge

Lambert could replace current judge Jennifer Lopez

Adam Lambert’s time at American Idol may not be over forever. E! News has reported Fox has been in talk with Adam Lambert for the past month about him becoming a new judge on Idol.

Adam Lambert was a former contestant on Idol in 2008 where he placed second place in the singing competition.

Many are speculating about the reason for bringing in Adam Lambert, but the main consensus is that current judge Jennifer Lopez is leaving the show because the show can no longer afford to continue her contract.

“They have been talking about Adam for over a month,” an anonymous source told E!. “He personifies the show and will be a popular choice right from the start.”

E! News also has reported Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler’s contracts are also up for renewal.  

Adam Lambert has neither confirmed nor denied his possible new career move but did provide CNN with a response.

Idol has an amazing history of introducing great musical talent, and I was very fortunate to have had the Idol stage play a big part in my career,” he said. “IF Idol wants to talk to me about judging, I’d be more than flattered to have that conversation.”

Jennifer Lopez, also, has not made a definite statement in regards to continuing her time at Idol.

“There is no truth to reports that say I am definitely leaving Idol. All I said was I haven’t decided what I am doing next year,” Lopez said on her Twitter account.

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