It’s all speculation at this point, as neither Fox nor Diddy’s rep had a comment about the claims. Diddy’s been on the Idol stage before to perform “Coming Home” with Dirty Money.
He also had stints on his own reality shows Making the Band and I Want to Work for Diddy (just not in his worker abusive Honduran Sean John factories), but it should be noted that he’s not exactly a singer and that the bands he created on his show sort of crashed in to obscurity: Da Band, Danity Kane, Day26 and Donnie Klang sound like some Klingon D-name version of the Kardashian family, not a group of well known musical acts.
Which proves that, more than knowledgeable judges, Idol wants splashy names and judge chemistry. They’ve also apparently been in talks with Nick Jonas who has a couple of years of experience in the industry.
You know what we’d like to see rather than the contrived episodes of horrible auditions this year before the real Idol competition starts? A no-holds-barred MMA style beatdown for the third judge chair. That might make me watch.