Kelly Clarkson Names Carrie Underword As Ideal American Idol Judge Replacement

20 July 2012, 17:31 | Updated: 20 July 2012, 17:39

The 'Mr. Know It All' star says the fellow former champion would be "good" on the show as she rules herself out of the race.

Kelly Clarkson has confessed that she is not interested in becoming a judge on American Idol following the recent departure of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

The 'Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)' singer told Us Weekly that she is happy simply being a mentor on the show Duets.

"I don't want to be a judge. Mentor is more my style," she revealed to the publication. "And not just mentoring, getting to be a part of the song with them, getting them amped up - from our rehearsals to stage, it's so exciting being onstage. It's fun."

The star highlighted the 2005 champion of the series Carrie Underwood as someone who would do well on the show.

"She would! Didn't she major in journalism or something?" she asked of the country star. "And she can have that face - that bluff face. She can put that on. She would be good."

You can view a picture of Carrie Underwood at the Grammy Awards this year below:

Stars such as, Mariah Carey and even Charlies Sheen have been linked with one of the roles on the show.

Former contestant Adam Lambert was one of the front-runners to take one of the judges seats and he told Capital that he would "jump" at the chance if he was asked.