Who will  be sitting at American Idol's judges' table?

No, you haven't time-traveled back a few years, when the headlines were dominated by reports of American Idol's rotating list of judges. ABC announced on Tuesday that they are officially bringing  the show back from the dead after it ended its 15-season run on Fox last year. But the network has yet to announce who will serve as the revival's host and judges when it returns. Let the speculation begin!

The question we have now is whether or not any of American Idol's previous judges will or should return? We decided to rank all of the show's judges since it first premiered in 2002...


American Idol, Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban

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American Idol, Ellen Degeneres

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American Idol, Kara DioGuardi


Randy Jackson, American Idol 13

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American Idol, Steven Tyler


Keith Urban, American Idol


Harry Connick, Jr. , American Idol


Paula Abdul

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Jennifer Lopez, American Idol

Fox / Michael Becker

Simon Cowell, American Idol


Do you think any of American Idol's former judges should return or would you like to see an all-new line-up? Sound off in the comments!

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