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'American Idol' Back-Up Plan -- Shania Twain

8/12/2010 4:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

"American Idol" sources tell TMZ ... the Jennifer Lopez deal isn't dead yet, but if it does flatline ... "Idol's" next choice is country star Shania Twain.

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Shania was a hit on "Idol" this past season when she served as guest judge and mentor.

We're told Shania is Plan B.

TMZ has a thought ... What about Britney Spears? She's fun, she kinda knows music and you never know when she'll go off the hinges. And she's endlessly entertaining. Just sayin' ...



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I have to admit, even I would tune in to watch Britney judge AI. Hilarious. Definitely insane ratings. She'd be every bit as kooky as Paula and then some. It's so wrong yet so right. Get Britney!

1540 days ago

Phil McArdle    

Shania should be "THE JUDGE" !!!The only really successful Idols have been Country singers!!

1540 days ago


underneath the photo of jlo TMZ has posted it should read: "lipstick on a pig"

1540 days ago


I would love 4 Shania Twain 2 b on American Idol she is great!

1540 days ago


If they're going country, it should be Faith Hill. She's hilarious, speaks her mind, and is also intelligent. If that counts for anything...

1540 days ago

Versa Wilson    

You know, I am sick and tired of hearing that if Shania Twain wasn't as beautiful as she is, she wouldn't even have gotten a recording contract. What, are all you people stupid. She has an awesome voice and has had dozens of big hits. Her cds/videos are not hits because she is beautiful but because she has a beautiful voice and can write songs that are hits. Yes she is a very beautiful woman and that only adds to her appeal but that is definitely not why her fans love her. She is a very downt to earth and gracious entertainer, and yes, SHE CAN SING

1540 days ago


I am sort of tired of Idol. I don't care who they pick. For one thing when they allowed that guy a few years back (Sanjiah?) to make it to the final 12 knowing full well he was a joke, it just turned me off. They should always go for the best people and not people who have there for comic relief.

1540 days ago

david williams    

it does'nt matter if it's jlo or shania or britney that show is is a sinking ship without simon

1540 days ago


Love Shania!! She'd def. be my first pick as the new judge!! :D

1540 days ago


At least Shania has true talent - turn off the remix machines and JLo and Britney's talents are very .... RAW.

And AI has turned out Country Stars like Carrie Underwood, one of my favorites. Go SHANIA

1540 days ago

Ricky W.    

People need to get over the fact that Simon is leaving. Shania Twain has the ability to revitalize American Idol. J-Lo is a No No!

1540 days ago


Shania all the way!! she actually has talent!!!!

1540 days ago


How about, Neither one of them!

1540 days ago


Britney is still a skanky HO, dont you people remember how sick she is???? J Lo, and Shania or pure Class. Looking at Britney brings back sick crotch shots, bald head, and umbrella swinging. She is still a sick women, Idol would be nuts to sign her, but it's Hollywood what else could happen.

1540 days ago


britneyyyyyyyyyyy u are the best

1540 days ago
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