Throw another name into the mix for “American Idol” judge: Enrique Iglesias. The singer is reportedly in talks to be the panel’s fourth judge for Season 12.
Mariah Carey is the only judge officially confirmed, but it’s been widely reported that Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban are just some contract fine print away from signing on, and the panel will expand to four once Randy Jackson officially steps down. Now, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the fourth judge is almost set too, and it’ll be none other than Iglesias (who just toured with outgoing “Idol” judge Jennifer Lopez).
Jackson’s role will likely evolve into some sort of mentor position while the judges panel is filled with four new people. Carey might not be so happy with that decision, though — she’s reportedly upset that she’s not going to be the only female judge.
What do you think of the rumored panel of Carey, Iglesias, Urban and Minaj? Will they be critical enough of the contestants?