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American Idol considering all-alumni judge panel?

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The students may become the masters next season on American Idol.

According to several reports, Fox is considering an all-alumni judging panel for the show next season. A rep for American Idol told EW they had no comment.

The decision may be happening quickly. Vulture claims a deal may already be complete with Jennifer Hudson. (One anonymous source told the site a deal was “done.”) A rep for Hudson did not immediately respond to EW’s request for confirmation.

Early reports threw Kelly Clarkson’s name out as well, but her rep just confirmed to EW she will not be a judge next season.

E! Online also mentions both Clay Aiken (who just cameod as a singing contest judge on The Office) and Adam Lambert as possibilities.

Would seeing some of your favorites return entice you to watch?

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