Amidst rumors of a shake-up on the American Idol judging panel, we’ve tried to brainstorm potential great performers who could breathe new life into the show. EW’s resident American Idol expert Annie Barrett stressed in her analysis that any good judge has to tell it like it is and not be a mouthpiece for producers. So after hearing Eve talk candidly with Soledad O’Brien Tuesday night at the XX Project Salon Session, we couldn’t help but wonder if the rapper/songwriter would make a good judge for the competition.
When we asked her about people blaming Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey for the show’s faltering ratings she responded, “They’re not talking about the men at all. How crazy is that? I mean, come on, it’s a show of a panel of people it’s not one person [who’s responsible]. Don’t just blame it on the females.” Truth bomb!
But would she even do it? “You know, for a long time, I said ‘No.’” Eve began. ”But now I think I would. Maybe I would bring something different. It would be nice to see what my dynamic would add to it.”
The ball is in the Idol producers court on this one, but in the meantime Eve’s new album Lip Lock comes out May 14.
Reporting by Bronwyn Barnes