The singer is reported to be in the running as one of the new judges on the singing competition that started them all, American Idol, alongside Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban.
Lopez has already served as a judge on the two seasons, while on August 2nd it was announced that Australian country music superstar Keith Urban would be returning to the show for his 2nd season. This came after season 12 judges Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson, and Mariah Carey announced they would not be returning.
The addition of will.i.am to Idol would have the “Scream and Shout” singer following in the footsteps of fellow coaches Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue by leaving his position as a coach on The Voice UK.
Lopez is reportedly close to signing a deal worth $15 million, according to Deadline.com. It is believed the star approached Fox herself, as she wants to be based in Los Angeles in order to have settle down with her twins, Max and Emme.
A source told RadarOnline.com, “She’s looking for possible schools for the kids in Los Angeles at the moment. Plus, if she’s living there full-time she will be able to focus on her film career and other ventures, including her fashion line.”
There have been no confirmations that Will.i.am has signed any deals with Fox, but his name as been at the top of many lists to fill the the final Idol throne.