Jul 16, 2012 | 5:56 PM Written By: Jessica T
Soul legend Aretha Franklin could surely garner the extra attention "American Idol" so desperately needs, which is something she definitely understands. Sources the 70-year-old recently revealed that she's “seriously gunning for it now that it’s crossed her mind.”
Another source close to Franklin told NY Daily News that “She would love that gig. It pays millions of dollars and she could stay put [in one place] for a few months to do it.”
The only thing holding the songstress back is her fear of flight, which would make judging in the different states really difficult. However, Franklin could still be the right choice to join the judges panel after both Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler announced their departure.