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Jennifer Lopez Sounds Off on Her Choice for ‘American Idol’ Replacements


Jennifer Lopez is done playing judge on “American Idol,” but she might have a future as a casting consultant, AOL Music reports. In a recent interview with ABC News, J. Lo spoke on who she’d like to see replace her and fellow outgoing judge Steven Tyler on the Fox reality series.

“I think like Bono or Bon Jovi or Mick Jagger,” she said, according to Contact Music. “You know me, I think big.”

As for why she opted to leave the talent show, Lopez implied that Tyler’s exit influenced her decision.

“We had a little bit of magic,” she said. “I don’t know, with him gone, it might be a different formula.”

Since news broke that Tyler and J.Lo were quitting, such celebs as Fergie, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Aretha Franklin have been cited as possible cast additions.

Whoever gets the gigs might not be there long. Speaking with Ryan Seacrest, “Idol” creator Nigel Lythgoe said the days of keeping judges for multiple seasons are likely over, since major stars require huge salaries and often have other career commitments.

“There are so many names coming at me at the moment,” he said. “I joke about it and say, ‘Oh, I’m looking for the Three Stooges or Jerry Lewis.’ But at the end of the day, I think what we’ve seriously got to talk about is just using people for a year.”

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