Next Potential ‘American Idol’ Judge: Shania Twain

Shania-Twain The latest celebrity to be considered to sit in the judges’ panel is a mentor and auditions guest judge last year as another potential judge is reported to be out of the running.

Shania Twain has joined the list of front-runners to fill-up a seat vacated by Simon Cowell and Ellen DeGeneres, said sources. Twain has generated positive reviews when she became a mentor during the top six week in the just concluded season nine of American Idol.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez is said to be out of contention to get the sought-after job. Sources said that her demands were getting out of hand and Fox had enough.

The network has promised a full panel by the time callback auditions start next month. To this date, only Randy Jackson is confirmed to be on the roll. Returning executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, who previously complained that the show is generating more focus on the judges and not on the talents, wants Paula Abdul back on the table.