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Would Aretha Franklin Make a Good 'American Idol' Judge?

Music 2012/07/15 21:26:25
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Ever since Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced that they’d be leaving “American Idol,” rumors have been flying about who will replace them as judges. Now, one music superstar has volunteered her services: 18-time Grammy Award winner Aretha Franklin.

In addition to her many Grammys, Franklin, 70, became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Though she is best known for 1960s hits such as “Respect” and “Baby I Love You,” Rolling Stone has described Franklin as the greatest female singer of all time.

Apparently, in an email to CNN on Saturday, Franklin said that she has long been a fan of “American Idol” and would love to join the cast as a judge. The Queen of Soul also suggested Patti LaBelle as a sidekick. According to CNN, “Fox declined to comment on Franklin on Saturday night.” But adding a judge of Franklin’s caliber may be just what the network needs to do to boost ratings.

What do you think SodaHeads? Would Aretha Franklin make a good “American Idol” judge?

Read More: http://www.cnn.com/2012/07/14/showbiz/aretha-frank...

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  • Meako 2012/07/15 21:41:54
    Yes!
    Meako
    +6
    Yes, the Queen would be magnificent.. she has lost a lot of weight since she was sick....!! love me some Aretha, R-E-S-P-E-C-T.............

    aretha lost weight

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  • addie 2012/09/24 05:14:28
    Yes!
    addie
    But it would be a pathetic.
  • doc moto 2012/08/27 01:46:22
    Yes!
    doc moto
    She would as she can read through the talent and see things others are not!
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/08/26 22:49:51
    No!
    Christopher Kirchen
    She's far above the "idol" mindset. Then again, I thought Steven Tyler was too....
  • Kingarthurup 2012/08/05 22:35:41
    Yes!
    Kingarthurup
    better than Carrot top.
  • JimmyIIX 2012/08/04 20:08:16
    Yes!
    JimmyIIX
    People like Aretha Franklin are one of the last in a generation that it took real skill and work to get were she is.
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/04 18:53:00
    Yes!
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    Her and Mariah would do good.
  • wallace_wb 2012/07/27 23:17:43
    No!
    wallace_wb
    I voted no simply because personally I think she would make a good judge but I rarely even watch the show. I believe American Idol is on its way out no matter who they pick.
  • Bibliophilic 2012/07/17 19:06:32
    Yes!
    Bibliophilic
    She knows how to sing, and can judge talent.
  • Undercover Broad 2012/07/17 18:42:29
    Yes!
    Undercover Broad
    Aretha Franklin knows the business through and through. A great choice if they can get her!!
  • ciaomarsha 2012/07/17 18:01:08
    No!
    ciaomarsha
    Believe a young fresh take is needed.
  • Alummina 2012/07/17 17:57:43
    Yes!
    Alummina
    of course, she is one of the best singers, I love Aretha Franklin.
  • Sinister Ken Doll™ 2012/07/17 16:55:09
    Yes!
    Sinister Ken Doll™
    as long as adam lambert comes back, i don't really care who fills the third spot
  • sundance 2012/07/17 16:15:29
    Yes!
    sundance
    Considering her possession of more talent, living under her pinky finger nail, than that of the rest of the hosts combined, sure, why not. Anyone with that much history (not to mention that many hits and awards), probably has a good idea of what talent is, and who possibly has it...Just a thought...
  • Lanikai 2012/07/17 15:56:30
    No!
    Lanikai
    +1
    No, and she has multiple health problems and refuses to fly.

    No, just no. Maybe Janet Jackson, she has talent and knows talent.
  • brian.southworth.921 2012/07/17 15:08:32
    No!
    brian.southworth.921
    +1
    This show needs to die. But on the PLUS side, they could have her sing on the last episode.
    Get it, it isn't over till the fat lady sings! Ha ha ha.
  • Boss 2012/07/17 14:51:00
    No!
    Boss
    +1
    I love her,,,but I think she,s too old to do this...
  • wamcalif 2012/07/17 12:04:02
    No!
    wamcalif
    +1
    I love Aretha, but she puts the D in diva. She's not going to be able to put up with the grind of that show. I'd rather she try judging "Sunday Best" on BET. If she can handle that, she can move over to Idol, which is a heavier schedule.
  • EmpathyReigns 2012/07/17 11:24:57
    Yes!
    EmpathyReigns
    I don't know why they don't get people with real experience! They get these one hit wonders and auto tunes people..Music is not what it use to be..The Artist could really sing and the band could play most any instrument... To much BullsH@@. these days.
  • beach bum 2012/07/17 10:59:24
    Yes!
    beach bum
    yes
  • 3377479 2012/07/17 08:43:01
    No!
    3377479
    +1
    who is that
  • Bibliop... 3377479 2012/07/17 19:07:28
  • MlssCue =Go Blue= 2012/07/17 06:02:22
    No!
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    +2
    I don't think she'd be good for it.
  • Raphy 2012/07/17 05:08:09
    Yes!
    Raphy
    She actually sing unlike J-lo or Paula from the past. I think she would be a great judge. But most of these teens today wouldn't know who she is.
  • ScatterJoy! 2012/07/17 03:05:44
    Yes!
    ScatterJoy!
    OMG - putting a REAL singer on a singing show!? ...can they do that?
  • mikeeonly 2012/07/17 02:50:08
    No!
    mikeeonly
    Nothing against her talent, because she is a wonderful singer, but not current enough.
  • melissa 2012/07/17 00:57:51
    Yes!
    melissa
    YES! Ms. Aretha Franklin Queen of Soul would make a find judge on "American Idol." With her input coming from a musical family,she will give the contestants great advise. R.E.S.P.E.C.T find out what it mean to me oh .....................
  • DISCO 2012/07/16 23:55:17
    Yes!
    DISCO
    The Queen of Soul is a great selection.
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/07/16 19:37:31
    Yes!
    Margaret Jacobson
    she has a track record of "experience" !!! HIRE HER !!
  • im right ur wrong 2012/07/16 19:28:52
    No!
    im right ur wrong
    idc!
  • Caca 2012/07/16 19:00:44
    Yes!
    Caca
    HELL YEA!!!! QUEEN OF SOUL
  • SJG 2012/07/16 18:22:54
    No!
    SJG
    NO....NO.....NO....Loud and obnoxious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Jaiheena Star 2012/07/16 18:10:02
  • Violet 2012/07/16 18:09:51 (edited)
    Yes!
    Violet
    beyonce should be a judge too
    beyonce
  • MarcusRP 2012/07/16 18:08:15
    Yes!
    MarcusRP
    If they really want to boost ratings, get any of these people to judge. selena gomez
    justin bieber
    lady gaga
    katy perry
    usher
    beyonce
  • kevracer 2012/07/16 17:50:01
    Yes!
    kevracer
    so long as they reinforce the stage under the judge's table first
  • Obama Your MommA 2012/07/16 17:35:07 (edited)
    No!
    Obama Your MommA
    God no. She's way too ugly for tv.
  • Bibliop... Obama Y... 2012/07/17 19:08:24
    Bibliophilic
    Ugly like your personality?
  • Obama Y... Bibliop... 2012/07/17 23:33:49
    Obama Your MommA
    Cry me a river.
  • joe mauro 2012/07/16 17:19:05
    No!
    joe mauro
    +1
    a better pie eating contestant
  • john.keenan.792 2012/07/16 17:17:40
    No!
    john.keenan.792
    don't care neither way i cannot abide that woman at all do not rate her period

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