Who Should Replace J.Lo on 'American Idol'? Our Top Latino Picks

While J.Lo lovers are still mourning over the “Dance Again” pop star’s exit on American Idol, we are also wondering which Latino pop star should replacement Jennifer on the judge’s panel. Here are 5 picks we hope get the vote from Fox!

1. Idol Judges: Shakira


The “Whenever, Wherever” singer has sold over 70 million albums worldwide and is one of the most powerful pop stars with over 50 million fans on Facebook. We are sure the singing competition would get a decent boost in ratings with the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer sitting at the judge’s table!

2. Idol Judges: Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

The star may only be 19-years-old, but she’s already developing her empire – J.Lo style. From movies, to music, to top-selling fragrances, Selena is well on her way to ruling the world. Besides, her best friend, Demi Lovato already signed a deal as an X Factor judge. Wouldn’t it be fun to have both of them rule the primetime slot?

3. Idol Judges: Pitbull


The Cuban rapper is untouchable! Besides his hit collaborations, Mr. 305 has become a mainstream pop star with endorsements for Kodak and Dr. Pepper, just to name a few. We can picture him looking like a natural in front of those giant Cola-Cola cups. Dale!

4. Idol Judges: Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey

This one probably doesn’t come as a surprise, since reports claim that Mariah is already in “serious talks” about replacing Jennifer. The “Always Be My Baby” singer has been in the game way longer than most pop stars, and has sold a whopping 200 million albums worldwide. We are definitely team Mimi!

5. Idol Judges: Fergie


It wouldn’t hurt for American Idol to get a Fergalicious boost! She’s one of our Latina business power players with a mega-empire that will soon reach J.Lo’s status thanks to her part-ownership of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, her shoe collection with Brown Shoe Company, and nail polish line with Wet n' Wild.