July 13, 2012 07:53 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Everything is up in the air for American Idol’s judging panel! Following rumors of Adam Lambert, Katy Perry, and heck, even Charlie Sheen being approached for judging positions, one judge has made it clear that it’s the end of the road: Steven Tyler. The Aerosmith frontman decided to part ways with Idol in hopes of spending more time with his band. What does fellow American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez have to say about all this? Keep reading to find out!
Jennifer Lopez has been hinting that she might leave American Idol to pursue other projects. Just hours after she chatted about her Idol ambivalence, Lopez learned that fellow judge Steven Tyler was definitely saying goodbye to American Idol. The Aerosmith star decided to quit Idol so that he could return to his “first love.”
Whether Tyler’s departure will impact Lopez’s decision remains to be seen. However, it’s clear that Lopez is enjoyed having Tyler by her side on the judging panel. After hearing the big news, she told the Associated Press, “I can’t even imagine anyone else there right now because I’ve just spent two years sitting next to him. I love Steven, and we became close during that time. We were a great support for each other, on an adventure that neither one of us knew what it was going to be. So it’s hard to hear that he won’t be doing it.”
The departures of Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez could be a blessing in disguise for the struggling reality show. Ratings have taken a huge hit as of late, and mixing it up with fresh faces might be a viable solution. Stay tuned to find out which stars are selected for the new American Idol judging panel!
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