I actually think this makes sense! Former contestant Chris Daughtry is joining the show's ABC revival as a judge, a source confirms to Us Weekly. “They wanted a panel of all ex contestants,” a second source tells Us. “Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson were all on their wish list."
“American Idol on ABC … that has a nice ring to it,” Disney co-chairman Ben Sherwood said in a statement on May 9. “Idol is an entertainment icon, and now it will air where it belongs, in ABC’s lineup of addictive fan favorites alongside Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor. America, get ready for the return of a bigger, bolder and better-than-ever Idol.”