“American Idol” is in need of four new judges, and according to reports producers are eyeing former contestants to sit on the panel.

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Sources say season three finalist Jennifer Hudson  has been approached to join the singing-competition show for its 13th go-around. The “Spotlight” singer has yet to confirm any negotiations, but an “Idol” insider did revealed that the deal is “95 percent there.”

As an Grammy Award-winning singer and Academy Award-winning actress, show executives look to Hudson to bring constructive criticism to the singing hopefuls from a place of experience.

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To help boost declining ratings, producers have also reached out to first “American Idol” winner Kelly Clarkson, and past runner-ups Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken.

Do you think Jennifer would be a good fit to replace previous judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey?


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