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CRITIC'S CUT: The Most Awful (Theoretical) AMERICAN IDOL Judges

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Since American Idol has turned into basically a game of has-been musical chairs, we thought we'd cast out the nets on who might just be, theoretically, the producers' worst potential picks for the impending 13th season. I mean, we can't expect mega-divas Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey to actually outlast Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez, can we?

10) Madonna
The original diva on IDOL? Madge might not be TOO horrible on the panel. She is notoriously mean, after all. Madonna might be right at home (in an igloo) on Project Runway with her infamous fashion sense, but an icy/vacant glare only goes so far on IDOL. And Seacrest has had that role locked up for years.
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9) John Mayer
Boy, John Mayer is one cool cat, huh? Just kidding, everyone actually hates him. His music is tolerable, but having to listen to him mumble on and on every week about his past flings (and asking the female contestants if they want to be his next one) would just get old. Madonna might keep him in line, though.

8) The Spice Girls
All of them. This might not be such a horrible idea, actually. Let's just go ahead and throw out Minaj, Carey, Jackson, and Urban, and replace with them with a group of wack-a-doo girls named after hobbies and garnishes. There's enough personality in those five girls to more than warrant them taking over IDOL. Girl power, yeah.
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7) Joey Fatone
Otherwise known as, 'That One Guy' from NSYNC. He's only less recognizable than Chris Kirkpatrick (the one with dreads.) Fatone has proven he can handle reality TV (he competed on DANCING WITH THE STARS.) But come on...if the producers of IDOL want a former boybander, they should really, really go after someone remarkable, like one of the guys from LFO.
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6) Katharine McPhee
I'm sorry, but 'snore.' If IDOL was to ever bring a former contestant back and plop them on the judge's panel, let's hope it's not McPhee. She's got a great voice, but definitely lacks in the 'spark' department. Just tune into SMASH to see her get upstaged by Megan Hilty. Hey, let's just let Hilty rise in the musical ranks, and then bring her in!
Photo by: Patrick Randak/NBC

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