‘American Idol’ Alum Thinks This ‘90s Country Superstar Should Replace Katy Perry

American Idol's return for season 23 isn’t slated until 2025, allowing ample time for producers to seek a replacement for judge Katy Perry, and for fans to speculate.

Katy Perry departed after seven seasons to refocus on her music career, prompting discussions on who could fill her chair.

Adam Lambert, one of American Idol’s standout alumni, recently shared his thoughts on potential replacements for Perry.

Lambert, known for electrifying performances on the show, including hits like Michael Jackson’s “Black or White” and the Bee Gees’ “If I Can’t Have You,” finished as runner-up in season 8.

His debut album, "For Your Entertainment," debuted impressively at No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 in 2009.

Lambert has since gained fame as the lead vocalist for Queen since 2012, showcasing his versatility and star power.

During a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live, Lambert endorsed LeAnn Rimes as a potential replacement for Perry, citing her warmth, spiritual depth, and humor.

As speculation continues, past winners like Kelly Clarkson and Scotty McCreery have declined the opportunity, while Jordin Sparks remains eager for a chance.