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23 May 2013, 15:50
The former contestants on the show are said to be lined up to take part in the 2014 series of the show.
Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson have reportedly been approached to join the judging panel of the 2014 series of American Idol.
Vulture reports that "serious consideration is being given to the idea of filling one, and very possibly all" of the seat's on the panel with former show contestants.
As well as the two female stars, Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken "are also under discussion".
Nicki Minaj was recently rumoured to be stepping down alongside the confirmed departing Randy Jackson.
Fox boss Kevin Reilly was recently asked about the future of the panel, and told reporters that "everything is on the table."
Meanwhile, Nicki has recently been seen shooting scenes for her first movie roll in the Cameron Diaz flick The Other Woman.