Contact Us

Jennifer Lopez Wants Scooter Braun to Be On the ‘American Idol’ Panel

Jennifer Lopez Scooter Braun
Slaven Vlasic / John Lampanski, Getty Images

The peeps at ‘American Idol‘ — really Jennifer Lopez, who is said to be returning after a season off, and the producers — are rallying to get Scooter Braun on the restructured judging panel.

Braun has his incredibly hands full managing Justin BieberAriana Grande and the Wanted, among others, so it’s likely he doesn’t have time to commit to the daily grind of ‘Idol,’ even if it would increase his and his artists’ exposure.

The reason that ‘Idol’ wants Braun is because research indicated that the viewers don’t care about the judges. They care about the contestants and hopefuls.

A source told TMZ that the powers-that-be think the show got off track when it became so judge-centric — last year’s ratings fell and people lost interest in the diva battle between Minaj and Carey. They want to get back to birthing music icons. While Scotty McCreery (Season 10) and Phillip Phillips (Season 11) are legit post-’Idol’ stars, Season 12 winner Candice Glover has been flying really below the radar, headed for Flopville.

Speaking of below the radar, that’s exactly why insiders say that Braun doesn’t want the gig. He likes a degree of anonymity. While most Beliebers know who he is, that’s part of their gig! It is said that Braun might have interest if he could gain managerial control over contestants he wants, regardless of whether they win or not.

And the ‘Idol’ saga continues…

Next: See the Top Songs of 2013 (So Far)

More From Hot 107.9

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://1079ishot.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on HOT 107.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on HOT 107.9 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!