Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez to Judge American Idol?
Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez to Judge American Idol?

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are reportedly being eyed as a new American Idol judges.

According to Radar Online, the reality show's producer Nigel Lythgoe's is looking to add a "dream team" celebrity judging panel next season with new judges - pop stars Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, rocker Pink and rapper-producer Sean "Diddy" Combs.

"It's been a lackluster season for Idol and everyone involved with the show is well aware of it so that's why producers are franticly working on lining up big name stars for season 14," an insider told Radar Online, "There's more drama going on behind the scenes of the show than on the stage, and that's why there's a major overhaul in the works. A telling sign was that the highlight of the season was Mariah and Nicki's explosive feud that was leaked on the web - and that was before the season even aired. Producers have been trying to recreate that buzz ever since and it hasn't worked - the public isn't buying it. The judges don't have real chemistry, and there's no real standout contestant."

The talent show witnessed massive drop in ratings this season, with rival shows The Voice and Dancing With the Stars both drawing larger audiences.

"That's why they want to go big next season, and you can't get any bigger than Justin Bieber," the source said, adding, "The executives are calling it their dream team because who wouldn't tune in to see Justin and Selena, Pink and Diddy? Pink has been approached in the past and turned it down as well as Diddy, who wanted too much money. It will cost a fortune to get them, but the show has gotten so stale that Fox is desperate for a revamp - they're willing to pay to put Idol back on top."

It was also recently reported that the channel producers wanted to replace current judge Mariah Carey with Jennifer Lopez.

"Idol is not the water cooler show it used to be - it's not hip and become really boring," the insider, "If producers have it their way - Justin, Selena, Pink and Diddy will be sitting at the judges table next season and that's a powerhouse group and everyone would tune in to see."