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Is Country Star Brad Paisley The Next ‘American Idol’ Judge?

Pop diva Mariah Carey has just been signed to replace one of the two empty judging chairs on the next season of American Idol, plus her manager and Idol veteran Randy Jackson has just announced he will be returning to the show as well.

So who will snag the one final spot at the judges’ table on Idol next season? Our own Lisa Stanley has the inside scoop that country star Brad Paisley could sign on with the show.

According to her inside sources, she knows “for sure there’s negotiations going on over a Fox with him.”

Word is that Idol wants to bring on a country star to compete with rival singing show The Voice, who has country singer Blake Shelton on as a mentor. Remember, The Voice earned an Emmy nom this earn, but Idol did not…so could the key be going country?

So what do you think…could you see Brad Paisley as the next American Idol judge?

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