August 22, 2013 11:00 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Neither Jennifer Lopez nor American Idol have officially confirmed her presence on this season’s judging panel, but thanks to Casper Smart, it’s pretty much a given that she’ll be back. Now, though, it looks like JLo is rooting for someone else to take that third spot — Scooter Braun!
Keith Urban is most definitely back for another season of American Idol, and it looks like fellow fan favorite Jennifer Lopez will be on the judging panel as well. But that third spot has yet to be filled, leaving plenty of room for gossip. Possibilities highlighted by the press have included Will.i.am, Dr. Luke and even Kanye West. And as if this list of candidates wasn’t long enough in the first place, yet another possibility for the job has recently been brought forth.
Sources tell Us Weekly that Jennifer Lopez is all for buddy Scooter Braun joining the Idol judging panel. The insider claims, “Jennifer loves Scooter and feels he’d be an excellent choice. She would love him to be a judge.” And JLo just might have a point — after all, Scooter certainly has the industry experience necessary for providing contestants with accurate and useful feedback. A prominent talent manger and owner of two record labels, Scooter knows just what it takes to make it in today’s cut-throat music industry. He’s worked with the likes of Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted, Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber…and would only be all too eager to get his hands on whichever Idol contestant proved most promising.
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