Aretha Franklin to be Next American Idol Judge?
Aretha Franklin has expressed interest in becoming a new judge on American Idol.
Aretha Franklin, the 70-year-old soul singer has thrown her hat into the ring of interested American Idol judges following the departures this week of Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler - who quit after two seasons on the Fox show.
Franklin sent out an email on Saturday saying: 'Yes, I am interested as a judge,' when asked about a potential role on the talent programme, TMZ reports.
The 18-time Grammy winner would certainly bring a wealth of experience to the gig if she was to be given a place.
Freemantle Media, the makers of Idol, and Fox are yet to comment on whether there would be interest in recruiting Franklin.