Original American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson might be one of the few not vying for the judge seat for American Idol, but she’s backing one other winner for the role. In a recent interview with US Weekly, Kelly admits that she believes Carrie Underwood would be perfect as the replacement for Jennifer Lopez. In her interview, when asked about if she thought Carrie would be a good judge for the reality competition, Kelly said:
“She would! Didn’t she major in journalism or something? And she can have that face . . . that bluff face! She can put that on! She would be good.”
Kelly probably knows what she’s talking about after being part of three different reality singing competitions. The original winner of Idol, she served as an adviser to Team Blake Shelton on the second season of NBC’s The Voice this year before mentoring her own team on ABC’s Duets. That doesn’t mean that Kelly would want the Idol job, she explains:
“I don’t want to be a judge. Mentor is more my style. And not just mentoring, getting to be a part of the song with them, getting them amped up — from our rehearsals to stage, it’s so exciting being onstage. It’s fun!”
What do you think about Carrie becoming an Idol judge? Do you think she would fit in beside Randy Jackson?