Dr. Luke In Talks To Be The Next American Idol Judge
Jennifer Lopez’s boyfriend inadvertently confirmed her return to “Idol.” Keith Urban will also return to the judges table. The producers have talked about adding one, or maybe even two more judges.
Some of the names being tossed around include “American Idol” alum, Jennifer Hudson and Black Eyed Peas member, Will.i.am. When producers weren’t able to get Carrie Underwood, Adam Lambert and Kelly Clarkson, they decided to not pursue Hudson. Just recently, deliberations fell through with Will.i.am due to money.
Another name that recently popped up is one you may not be familiar with. His name is Dr. Luke. He is one of the best producers singers can get. Practically every song he touches becomes a hit. Want proof? Check out this list of songs he’s produced:
- “Since You’ve Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson
- “Who Knew” by Pink
- “Girlfriend” by Avril Lavigne
- “I Kissed a Girl” and “California Gulrs” by Katy Perry
- “Dynamite” by Taio Cruz
- “Right Round” by Flo Rida
- “Tik Tok” by Ke$ha (he’s also responsible for signing her to a recording contract)
I wasn’t kidding! Those are just a few examples. He also co-wrote several of those songs.
I think Dr. Luke is just the prescription for the struggling talent competition.
Season 13 of “American Idol” premieres January 14, 2014.