5 Reasons We Really Hope Diddy Gets Selected To Be A Judge On "American Idol"
Have you heard the good news? No? then, let us be the first to tell you. It sounds like Diddy (yes, Diddy!) is in the running to join Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey and become the third and final judge on American Idol next season. Although there are still a few others in the running as well—including Joe Jonas and Alanis Morissette—the AI producers seem to be carefully considering Sean Combs as a possible judge.
How awesome would that be? In fact, if Diddy was selected, we're pretty sure that we'd start setting our DVRs for AI every single week again. We'd probably even buy the entire season on DVD if they ever got around to releasing it. We remember what Diddy did when he filmed his Making The Band series on MTV—and we think his participation on AI would be, in a word, epic.
Why, you ask? Well, outside of the obvious—the "Diddy-replaces-Jennifer Lopez" storyline going into the show would be enough for us—there are a bunch of other reasons why we'd love to see Diddy on AI. So, we put together a list of the 5 Reasons We Really Hope Diddy Gets Selected To Be A Judge On American Idol. Please join us in crossing our fingers and really hoping that this actually happens.
Reason #1: Diddy would not be afraid to tell American Idol contestants that they don't have what it takes to win.
It's hard to stand up and tell someone that they suck at singing to their face. Well, it's hard for most people. Diddy seems to take pleasure in it, though. In fact, we'd be pretty surprised if Diddy found many AI contestants that he actually liked. So, hearing him go off on crappy performances would be awesome. It'd also be great to hear him reduce sniffling contestants to tears. If you want someone who keeps it 100 on AI, Diddy is your man.
Reason #2: Diddy's facial expressions during auditions would provide us with plenty of priceless GIFs.
Can you imagine the first time some weird 16-year-old gets in front of the judges and tries to play, like, the banjo while he sings "Free Bird" or something? Diddy will look so puzzled and he'll flash one of those classic "WTF is this dude doing right now?" looks that Diddy flashes so well. And, within minutes, it'll be all over the Internet. At least, it'll be up for a few minutes until the next Diddy GIF pops off. We need those GIFs in our lives!
Reason #3: Awkward interactions with Mariah Carey on live national TV? Diddy can do that!
Regardless of whether or not Diddy gets the gig, you know Mariah Carey is gonna say and do some strange things on live TV, right? That's Mariah. We just hope Diddy is there to interact with her and make things extra weird. We'd actually pay to see some of that go down.
Reason #5: Diddy could, arguably, turn out to be a better American Idol judge than Simon Cowell.
We've missed Simon. But, with Diddy, we'd have a new, improved Simon. Like Cowell, Diddy won't be afraid to speak his mind. He won't be afraid to get booed by the AI crowd. He won't be afraid to show contestants who have no chance of winning the door. And, really, isn't that what AI needs right now? Let's go, AI producers. Give us what we need!