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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.

Shania Twain American Idol
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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76.

cat    

cant you make a "who cares" option

1351 days ago
77.

joe    

a CANADIAN on AMERICAN idol????

1351 days ago
78.

Rita    

SHANIA! Yes! She's the perfect choice. She's amazing!

1351 days ago
79.

Dorinha    

a CANADIAN on AMERICAN idol????

Posted at 3:15 PM on Aug 12, 2010 by joe
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Was Simon Cowell from Utah?

1351 days ago
80.

dave    

gotta love the people who actually take this show seriously, it's a joke,get a life

1351 days ago
81.

hahayaright    

For once I agree with lame ass TMZ I would watch AI for Britney! She'd be perfect, she's family friendly, sweet warm smile and would make cute faces.

1351 days ago
82.

Type A    

FILTER MORE YOU ****ING LOSER'S. I SPOKE THE TRUTH.

1351 days ago
83.

Type A    

She's a road whore.

1351 days ago
84.

Horndog    

If the producers are looking for a talent-free douche bag, former VP Dan Quayle's son Ben is available.

1351 days ago
85.

T    

Sorry guys but please stop pushing Britney Spears. The girl is an Entertainer, not a singer/musician.

I am not sure she would even know what to look for and how to make intellent comments. The reason Britney is still around is that we don't actually hear her speak and or give opinions or talk at all. If we did hear her country drawl and "ya'll", she would fall off the radar and it would be the kiss of death for her career. There is no way in hell her manager is going to put her in a position where she gets to speak and give impromptu thoughts....no way.

1351 days ago
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ermina    

Britney is way too Famous.. but I like the J.Lo idea, she is well known for her pop music, she is washed up (hasn't had a hit in 5+ years) and it could both mutually help her pop music career, and it would add buzz to idol as she "comes back". Shania is too country

1351 days ago
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gemini81    

MARIAH Carey would be good, she's a bit of a trainwreck sometimes, and that's always entertaining!! And, she might not always be so sweet to the contestants, she's got a 'tude!!

1351 days ago
88.

gemini81    

SARAH PALIN BITE ME:
You should check out Huffington Post, there are tons of stories about the b*tch and even more people commenting on them, with a name like yours, I think you'd fit right in there!!

1351 days ago
89.

ermina    

Britney is way too Famous.. but I like the J.Lo idea, she is well known for her pop music, she is washed up (hasn't had a hit in 5+ years) and it could both mutually help her pop music career, and it would add buzz to idol as she "comes back". Shania is too country

1351 days ago
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Angel    

Shania! Shania! Shania! Shania! Shania! Shania! Shania! Shania!

1351 days ago
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