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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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136.

Hormonal    

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!

1469 days ago
137.

Phil McArdle    

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

1469 days ago
138.

poppy    

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

1469 days ago
139.

jamie     

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

1469 days ago
140.

dallas    

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...

1469 days ago
141.

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

1469 days ago
142.

DD    

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.

1469 days ago
143.

david williams    

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

1469 days ago
144.

Sara    

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

1469 days ago
145.

FrequentFlyer    

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

1469 days ago
146.

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!

1469 days ago
147.

Lizzy    

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

1469 days ago
148.

Bonnie    

How about, Neither one of them!

1469 days ago
149.

boner    

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.

1469 days ago
150.

lina    

britneyyyyyyyyyyy u are the best

1469 days ago
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