The “American Idol” guest judge stories are coming at a dizzying rate these days. Shania Twain was the latest
to sign up for a stint on the show, following on the heels of Victoria Beckham, Katy Perry and Mary J. Blige. Now the Los Angeles Times‘ Show Tracker blog is reporting that two more pop stars are likely to grab temporary seats behind the judges’ table as well.
According to the report, [artist id="2088128"]Joe Jonas[/artist] and [artist id="1231768"]Kelly Clarkson[/artist] are nearing a deal to appear on the show alongside Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson and Kara DioGuardi, in the wake of Paula Abdul’s departure.
Reached by MTV News, a Fox spokesman declined to comment on the Times story. A spokesman for the Jonas Brothers had not responded to MTV News’ request for comment at press time.
This wouldn’t be the first “Idol” appearance for the Jonas Brothers: They last appeared in 2008 during the season seven finale. The band has been on tour since June to promote their album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, and will continue through August until heading to Europe in November.
Clarkson, of course, has a long history on the show, having won the inaugural season and last appearing on the show in March to perform “My Life Would Suck Without You” from her new album, All I Ever Wanted. However, she did recently say that she thought Abdul’s departure was “drama.” The singer is currently on a summer tour that is set to run until mid-December.
The blog report does not indicate when Jonas and Clarkson might appear on the show. Blige has already turned up for an appearance in Atlanta, while Beckham took on the role in Boston. A date for Perry’s turn as a judge has not yet been set.