American Idol‘s next season could feature both a dawg and a Dogg — er, Lion. According to the AP, a certain recently renamed rapper would love to join Fox’s biggest reality show: “I’ll do American Idol,” Snoop said in an interview this week.
A healthy infusion of Doggy Fizzle Televizzle could be just what AI needs to shake things up — but before The Doggfather secures his spot, he’ll have to beat out some pretty fierce competition.
Plenty of names have been tossed around in the press as potential Idol additions, including Nick Jonas, Pharrell Williams (reportedly Mariah‘s top choice), and Brad Paisley. Additionally, though, several big names have announced on their own that they’d like to be considered for the singing competition’s panel. Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin told Reuters in July that she’s interested in a judgeship, probably so she can talk some sense into anyone who’s planning to attempt “Chain of Fools.” (According to a gossip report, Franklin will only sign on if the show welcomes Patti LaBelle as well… to which we say, yes, please!)
Season 2 finalist Kimberley Locke wants to return to Idol as well: “I would love to sit in that chair and, you know, give some advice from the contestant’s standpoint because I’ve been on that stage and I know what it’s like,” she told the AP on Tuesday.
And then there’s Charlie Sheen, who has said he’s “genuinely interested” in getting a giant Coca-Cola cup with his name on it. His candidacy seems completely ridiculous — until you remember that Ellen DeGeneres had about as much right to be an Idol judge as Sheen does.
Any of these folks could bring something… unique… to the table if added to Idol‘s roster. But who among them gets your support? Let’s put it to a vote: