Last week we reported that American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler wouldn’t be returning for the next series of the show.
So with two spare seats on the judging panel, who will step up?
Well according to TMZ, soul superstar Aretha Franklin has shown an interest in taking one of those seats.
The Respect star sent out an email on Saturday saying: “Yes, I am interested as a judge,” when asked about a potential role on the talent show, TMZ reports.
If Aretha did sign up, she’d certainly bring a wealth of musical knowledge to the table, with her 18 Grammy wins and plethora of Number One hits, including Think, Baby I Love You and her best-known hit Respect.
Freemantle Media, the makers of American Idol, or Fox are yet to comment on whether there would be interest in recruiting Aretha.
So what do you think – is Aretha a good choice?
Earlier this year audiences were left stunned when dead rapper Tupac returned to the stage as a hologram to perform with Snoop Dogg at Coachella festival in California.
And now Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch has said he’d be happy for the same to happen for his late daughter.
"The most important thing to Amy was the music and I’m sure a lot of people would like to hear her sing again,” Mitch said.
“It depends on what Amy’s fans want as a way to keep her memory alive. If it’s a book, an album or a hologram, then so be it.”
But he did admit he’d struggle to watch Amy as a hologram as he finds it difficult to even see old footage of his daughter or hear her music.
He said: “I can’t watch Amy on TV or listen to her songs, it’s really difficult.”
Plans are currently in the pipeline for The Amy Winehouse Foundation to do a benefit gig.
So what do you think - would you like to see a holographic Amy at the benefit gig?
Since becoming pregnant it seems Adele has got a taste for stetsons, fringing and cowboy boots.
The Someone Like You star recently visited a line-dancing class near her new pad in Brighton and picked up some of the slower routines.
A source said: “Adele attended a line-dancing class near her home.
“She’s got a love of country music from spending so much time in the US and Nashville so she thought it would be a good laugh to go along with a few friends.
“It was a pretty elderly class so the pace of it wasn’t too fast for her condition.
“The clientele didn’t seem to notice who she was. She went pretty much unrecognised. They were more worried about getting the moves right than looking for the world’s biggest-selling artist in the room.”
But what happens when her bump gets too big for her to grapevine in the local village hall?
“It’s going to get more difficult for Adele to attend any classes as she gets nearer full term so she’s bought a DVD so she can do it at home.”