Kelly Clarkson and Joe Jonas to guest judge American Idol

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 21st 2009 8:36AM
Kelly ClarksonThe rotating guest judge slots in the wake of Paula Abdul's departure continue. The latest celebrities guest judging American Idol are Kelly Clarkson and Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers. I'm starting to see an upside for the show post-Paula.

With ratings on the decline the past couple of years, it's also been observed that the median age for the show had been getting older as well. As we all know, old people don't exist to advertisers, so youth is where it's at. Kelly Clarkson is a great choice to bring in a hip and young crowd, and she's a great story for the show. Here's their first crowned champion coming back to offer sage advice and wisdom ... or at least a lot of "Y'all!"

Joe Jonas is sure to bring legions of screaming pre-pubescent girls to the screen. And nobody obsesses over stars like pre-pubescent girls. I'd love to see the permanent slot filled by an artist as current and relevant as these two. Maybe Amy Winehouse is available; it'd be like Paula never left!

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I cannot wait to see Kelly Clarkson as a guest judge. She is the reason I fell in love with the show. She is so amazingly talented. I hope she will sing for us too!!!!

August 24 2009 at 11:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Kelly as a guest judge? Very cool!

August 21 2009 at 6:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I am hoping Lulu (To Sir, with Love) who was a mentor in one season is brought back to be a guest judge also Linda Ronstadt would be great as a guest judge as well

August 21 2009 at 4:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I hadn't looked at Paula leaving in this light before. Maybe it will rejuvenate the show. I would hate to see it go, I really enjoy it (except for Kara), so maybe some young blood will give AI the kick start it needs.

August 21 2009 at 1:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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