The Queen of Soul is ready to be an American Idol judge and she’s letting the world know it.
Ms. Franklin recently told CNN in an e-mail Saturday that she is interested in joining Idol as a judge. The 18-time Grammy winner says she is a longtime fan of the show and would also like to bring fellow legendary songstress Patti LaBelle as her fellow judge.
Fox declined to comment to CNN about Franklin’s e-mail.
This’ll be the 12th season of A.I. and the talent competition show recently lost two judges, as you may know – Steven Tyler and J-Lo.
Randy Jackson, who has been on the judging panel since the show’s 2002 debut, is the only remaining judge.
Other celebs like Mariah Carey and Idol season 8 runner-up Adam Lambert have been reported to be vying for the vacant seats (even though Mariah’s husband Nick Cannon says they’d have to pay her double what J-Lo received).
I think the Queen of Soul would be perfect for the spot — or even Stevie Wonder — why not?