Aretha Franklin Wants To Be An ‘American Idol’ Judge

With Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez having announced their departures from “American Idol” late last week, producers may want to pick up the phone and call Aretha Franklin.

The Queen of Soul is offering her services to the Fox show, telling CNN in an email that she’s interested in being a judge. CNN also reports that Aretha would like Patti LaBelle to join her on “Idol,” too.


Pictured: Aretha Franklin performs at Radio City Music Hall on February 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)