brad paisley getty american idol 'American Idol': Brad Paisley being wooed as a judge?In the wake of FOX’s announcement that “American Idol” has signed Mariah Carey as a new judge for Season 12, the rumors are still swirling about the other judges spots. Deadline is reporting that the singing competition is seriously considering country star Brad Paisley for the panel.

This does not mean Paisley has even been contacted yet, but it’s fun to think about him as a judge. He’s a terrific musician — talented singer and very, very good guitar player. Plus, “Idol” has arguably had the most success with its country music alums, so a country music judge does make sense.

Rumor has it that Randy Jackson, who was instrumental in signing Mariah Carey to the panel, will probably be returning. So what do you think of a panel that consists of Jackson, Carey and Paisley, “Idol” fans?

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."