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Bruno Mars and Jennifer Hudson Are Wanted as 'American Idol' Judges

May 24, 2013 (3:56 am) GMT
A source says the show's producers 'are looking into making him [Mars] an offer very soon,' while J-Hud is among former Idols who are being discussed for the role.

As reports about "" judge shake-up continue flowing, more names have emerged as possible contenders for the gig. Rumor has it, and are being considered as new judges on the next season of the singing competition show.

"Producers and FOX would absolutely love to get Bruno Mars as a judge," a source tells Hollywood Life. "He's super talented, amazingly charismatic, and well-liked by industry professionals and young fans. [Producers] are looking into making him an offer very soon. They're looking to lock down next seasons judging panel sooner than later."

The "Locked Out of Heaven" hitmaker is not the only one being considered by the "Idol" producers. The source claims, ", and Bruno Mars is their so-called 'dream team'," revealing that the producers "would really like to add a former Idol to the panel." Vulture additionally says that Hudson is among the "Idol" alums being discussed for the judging gig.

Rumors have been running wild that FOX will change the entire judge line-up of "Idol" for the next season following ratings decline. has confirmed his departure from the reality series after 12 seasons, but , and 's future on the show remains unknown.

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